Many business principals find the whole issue of organizational security rather esoteric and are generally reluctant to allocate resources to it unless they can see a return on their investment. At the same time, technical staff charged with managing organizational security often find themselves fighting an uphill battle because, without the appropriate resources, they can’t do their jobs. As a result, both parties fall into a reactive rather than a proactive role, responding to incidents only when they affect critical operations.
Businesses have had to cope with an increasing number of cyberattacks in recent months, bringing cybersecurity and data loss prevention solutions into the spotlight. In a blog post written last week, Microsoft partner and CGI vice president of global cybersecurity John Proctor expressed the need for companies to employ identity and access management techniques. IAM allows for enterprises to keep better track of who is accessing important business information and grant system permissions on a more discerning basis.