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The 6 Commandments For a Safely Managing Cloud Identities

Identity & Access Management (IAM)

The public cloud has been a great business enabler, but has also created a number of user access related
blind spots and brought with it serious security challenges. As the number and type of SaaS apps and IaaS
services continues to increase exponentially, user privileges, resource permission sets, app capabilities, and
risks have become increasingly difficult to manage.
Authorization, then, is no longer a nice-to-have feature–it is an imperative. Privileges for user identities must
be well defined and carefully verified, unused privileges must be eliminated to reduce the organization’s
attack surface, and over-provisioned users must be identified and their permissions right-sized. Otherwise,
the results of data leakage and cloud account compromise can be disastrous and often irreversible.
Here are six tips for taking control of the access to your sensitive cloud information.

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