Select and Implement an Identity and Access Management System
Without an identity and access management (IAM) solution, an organization runs the following risks:
- Leaving users vulnerable without opportunities to improve the security of their authentication processes.
- Continuing on a path of inefficient operations when managing identities and dealing with an overflow of help desk tickets and user complaints about authentication.
- Missing critical gaps such as former employees who still have access due to poor deprovisioning practices.
Implementing an IAM solution results in:
- A streamlined, centrally managed solution to assist in automating IAM processes like provisioning users, password management, privileged access management (PAM), and more.
- Improved user experience and security through enhanced authentication methods like multi-factor authentication (MFA) and single sign-on (SSO).
Module 1: Launch the IAM Project
- Understand the IAM marketspace.
- Plan the IAM procurement process.
- Identify the use-case scenarios that align with your IAM requirements.
- Determine baseline metrics to evaluate the solution’s effectiveness.
Key Benefits Achieved
- Awareness of the options that exist and where the market is going with respect to IAM solutions.
- A formally documented procurement process that will keep tasks on track as individuals are aware of roles, responsibilities, and deadlines.
- A focus on the use-case scenario that applies to your organization.
- Assessment of your IAM solution based on concrete metrics that matter.
|1.1||Discuss the current IAM market.||
|1.2||Determine if an IAM solution is right for you.||
|1.3||Develop the IAM procurement charter.||
|1.4||Identify your best-fit use-case scenario.||
|1.5||Brainstorm baseline metrics and target goals to gauge the solution’s effectiveness.||
Module 2: Select Your IAM Solution
- Review the vendor profiles to understand strengths, weaknesses, and challenges.
- Customize the RFP to submit to vendors.
- Ensure vendor demos focus on the features you care about, rather than simply highlighting their strengths.
Key Benefits Achieved
- Selection of a solution that meets your requirements and fulfills your specific needs.
- Time saved during RFP development to produce the statement of work, scope of work, requirements, budget & estimated pricing, etc.
- Realistic view of the products performing relevant tasks.
|2.1||Analyze the vendor landscape.||
|2.2||Create a custom vendor shortlist.||
|2.3||Develop an RFP.||
|2.4||Standardize a vendor demo script.||