Identity governance is key to managing user access, streamlining compliance, and enforcing least privilege access to reduce the risk of a data breach. IGA solutions rely on HR data to manage internal user access, so it’s great for employees, but falls short when it comes to the opaque and transient world of third-party vendor identities. The result? Third parties go unmanaged, uncontrolled, and unmonitored, leaving a huge gap in security.
What Is Identity Governance?
Identity governance is the process of managing user access, achieving compliance, and reducing breach risk by ensuring that users do not have more access than they need or longer than they need it.
Identity governance solutions are perfect for internal users and often rely on HR systems to provision and deprovision access based on a user’s job role. It’s often called an “onboard, transition, offboard” kind of access lifecycle.
Why Are Third-Parties A Gap In IGA?
There is no HR for third parties. The world of third parties is opaque and transient, and it’s impossible to use internal systems to govern these external users. This leads to a situation in which third parties are often granted too much access and are able to maintain that access far longer than is needed to complete a given task.
Learn More At Our Webinar
While third parties are a necessary risk, there are solutions to reduce that risk and build a comprehensive identity governance system. Learn more about third-party gaps and how to fill them in at our webinar May 26 at 12PM CDT.