IAM Tag

  Life as we know it is changing. The world is getting more complex- virtually everyone and everything (people, things and services) will be connected everywhere 24/7 in one global cloud. What this means for Identity and Access Management (IAM) is that there would be an increasing dependence on IAM in our personal and business lives. A new approach to IAM is therefore inevitable as technology will continue to change our lives in future years. 90% of the worlds cyberattacks have resulted from users’ inability to protect and manage passwords. The current IAM approach which uses passwords for authentication cannot support the security of the future, where devices will be interconnected, especially when firewalls as security parameters are not sufficient anymore. The binding of forces: mobile, social, cloud and information is bringing new challenges and opportunities for IAM and organizations that fail to get to grips with the challenges and opportunities of the nexus risk falling behind. The increase in interconnected systems will result in the prevalence of seamless, continuous and accurate access to all resources with advanced authentication systems such as biometric and artificial intelligence technology. Passwords would become obsolete; user controlled access management would be eclipsed by the more accurate machine generated ones. Using some of our personal and distinct features, smart systems will be able to recognise and greet us when we walk into a building or restaurant, use the ATM or even drive cars. The gist is that artificial intelligence and IAM will play a major role in revolutionizing security and the Internet of Things, as more and more devices begin to be interconnected and communicate with one...