Build an Identity Security Services Plan

Secure your weakest links: your users.

Onsite Workshop

Common challenges include:

  • Increased vulnerability to attacks due to improperly managed user accounts.
  • Neglectful users leaving passwords in visible areas.
  • Third-party users with higher than necessary access to your systems.
  • Help desk inefficiency related to password-related requests.

Outcome of this workshop:

  • Reduced help desk costs due to password resets through self-service.
  • Reduced help desk costs and cycle times in regards to provisioning/deprovisioning accounts through automation.
  • Increased overall security,
  • Increased control and visibility over user authentication, authorization, and access.
  • Increased focus on the critical systems instead of getting caught up in the complexities of every single role and user group.

Module 1: Make the Case

The Purpose

  • Establish why you should care about identity management.
  • Understand what happens when you choose not deal with user access.
  • Understand how identity security fits into your overall security portfolio.
  • Track metrics to save money and streamline your processes.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Support for why this project is valuable.
  • Metrics to apply to your own help desk operations to track successes and cost savings.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Understand the importance of this Blueprint to your overall operations, security and spending.
  • Metrics
1.2 Understand metrics around help desk costs and operations that you can track.

Module 2: Identify users and what they can access

The Purpose

  • Identify user groups in your applications/systems.
  • Understand which groups are critical based on their overall sensitivity.
  • Prioritize applications and systems based on sensitivity to prepare for a user audit.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Create a re-executable process for preparing to audit your user groups by focusing on critical applications/systems first.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Identify your top five applications/systems to work on first.
  • Prioritized list of your critical applications/systems to audit in Module 3.
2.2 Identify the user groups and the owner of that application/system.
2.3 Establish the sensitivity level of that application/system and the user groups in preparation for an audit.
2.4 Prioritize those applications/systems based on sensitivity levels.

Module 3: Prepare to audit user access appropriateness

The Purpose

  • Identify your user groups in your applications/systems.
  • Understand which are your critical groups based on their overall sensitivity.
  • Prioritize applications and systems based on sensitivity to prepare for a user audit.

Key Benefits Achieved

Create a re-executable process for preparing to audit your user groups by focusing on critical applications/systems first.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Identify your top five applications/systems to work on first.
  • 3. Prioritized list of your critical applications/systems to audit first in Module 3.
3.2 Identify the user groups and the owner of that application/system.
3.3 Establish the sensitivity level of that application/system and the user groups in preparation for an audit.
3.4 Prioritize those applications/systems based on sensitivity levels.

Module 4: Identify current identity management practices

The Purpose

  • To identify what your organization is currently doing well.
  • To determine gaps in your current processes, policies, and technologies.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Finding ways to optimize what your organization currently implements.
  • Identifying where improvements can be made to increase efficiency and cost savings.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Identify current technologies, policies, and processes currently in place with IAM Controls Analysis Tool.
  • IAM Controls Analysis Tool
4.2 Perform gap analysis with the IAM Controls Analysis Tool.
4.3 Optimize what you currently have in place.

Module 5: Create implementation roadmap

The Purpose

  • Identify the top 10 controls your organization should pursue to close the gaps in your identity management processes.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Instead of doing too much all at once, this module uses your data to create a customized and prioritized list of controls that address the gaps in your identity management strategy.

Activities: Outputs:
5.1 Identify your top 10 controls to apply to your identity management strategy with the IAM Controls Analysis Tool.
  • IAM Controls Analysis Tool
  • Identity and Access Management Policy
5.2 Understand what each user group requires in terms of identity management controls.
5.3 Develop an Identity and Access Management Policy.

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