Identity Management Day 2022: Are Your Digital Identities Secure?

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Hosted by the Identity Defined Security Alliance and National Cybersecurity Alliance, Identity Management Day aims to provide education about the dangers of casually or improperly managing and securing digital identities, raising awareness and sharing best practices across the industry.  

According to Gartner, APIs are expected to be the most frequent attack vector in 2022, and API protection is a key component in managing both human and machine identities. So much is at stake with digital identities! They work to protect sensitive data and affect how we interact with each other, access technology, and complete transactions. When these digital identities are impacted by threats, routine processes are disrupted and often left inaccessible. To ensure that digital identities exist with the highest level of protection, organizations must design and execute an effective identity management strategy that protects their APIs, as well as ensure that this strategy is securely operated within automated identity, authorization, consent and governance guardrails. With these controls in place, organizations can trust that digital identities stored within their IT systems are well-protected and maintain data security. Then, your CISO or Chief Risk Officer can sleep well at night. 

Identity-related data breaches are becoming increasingly common, making it critical for IT and security teams to properly manage and consistently secure all digital identities in their environment. Forward looking organizations that implement the necessary level of security that supports context-based, granular authorization for APIs as well as a Zero Trust API Authorization approach have the greatest chances of protecting themselves against cybercriminals looking to get ahold of valuable data.  

We all should understand why authorization is important. To learn the  difference between authorization and authentication, you can check out the below video:  

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