How Technology in IAM Helps Protect Data

Enterprise Security Magazine | Wednesday, December 04, 2019

IAMAs businesses develop with emerging technology, they begin to manage more digital identities. Execution of IoT, blockchain, and cloud in IAM will protect data from a third party or frauds efficiently.

FREMONT, CA: The potential of innovation in identity access management (IAM) consists of improved use of biometrics, the blockchain technology used in IAM systems, IAM for cloud services, and edge computing with the IoT devices. Here are a few techniques that lend a hand to the enterprises with security and IAM.

Biometrics: One of the major trends is to merge biometrics such as fingerprints, retinal scans fully, and facial recognition to recognize certified users for the networked systems better. Since the beginning, it offers a fool-proof method for systems to distinguish individuals with near certainty with their biometrics.


Blockchain: When applied for IAM, blockchain technology attempts to deal with issues while maintaining identification information in a centralized system. Nevertheless, the personal identification data in such centralized systems cannot be controlled by the individuals. As an alternative, the data is possessed by a third-party services provider, which might be a fatal flaw with those centralized designs addressed by blockchain technology.

Cloud: An additional vital trend to watch out for in 2020 is the role of cloud user access management software. Digital identity is fundamental while leveraging cloud-based services. For example, the most significant cloud services provider in the world is Amazon Web Services (AWS). IAM in AWS is a crucial function to ensure that only the official and authorized users get access to necessary data and applications, along with managing the customer identity for security risks.

IoT: The increasing growth of IoT comes with an enormous need for protecting IAM. Every type of device that is added to a network improves the security risk challenges. For example, the security camera systems in the smart houses improve security are prone to get hacked by an outsider or unauthorized users.

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