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Why Leading CISOs are Adopting a Strategy-First Approach to IAM

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With security breaches dominating the headlines, and audit and regulatory deadlines looming, today's CISOs can find themselves pulled in multiple directions. How should a CISO prioritize which problem to attack first? This is a particularly difficult question with respect to Identity and Access Management (IAM) programs, which are expensive and difficult to explain outside of IT. As pressure mounts to deploy new technology as quickly as possible to meet audit or regulatory deadlines, IAM efforts are too often managed like so many other IT projects: from a technology-first perspective. Unfortunately, this type of approach— with technical requirements compared against various product's attributes—can turn into a painful mistake. The problem is that IAM drivers—and potential solution sets—extend well beyond a technology perspective. The power of a strategy-first approach is that it looks beyond technology to incorporate other important perspectives. This paper explains the benefits gained from such an approach, followed by a 6-perspective methodology that has delivered proven results for our clients. The problem is that IAM drivers— and potential solution sets— extend well beyond a technology perspective.

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