As the cloud continues to expand within the commercial world and cloud services such as Google Apps, GoToMeeting, and Office 365 being widely deployed, working with cloud applications have user and access management consequences that need to be addressed.Read more ›
Articles by: Dean Wiech
Dean Wiech is managing director at Tools4ever. Tools4ever supplies a variety of software products and integrated consultancy services involving identity management, such as user provisioning, role-based access control, password management, single sign-on and access management, serving more than five million user accounts worldwide.
As leaders within all types of organizations grow more concerned with the security of their networks, they increasingly turn to enhanced security and access processes over the “normal,” more traditional approaches to user name and password authentication methods.Read more ›
We are all aware of the potential security risks organizations face when they don’t properly disable or delete network accounts when users leave an organization. If former users still have access to customer data and sensitive internal systems, then there is great potential for them to wreak havoc on the file systems.
Most businesses attempt to take immediate steps to prevent this type of action when an employee is terminated or leaves of their own volition, but some do not. However, even if security is not an issue or if there is no concern, there is one very important issue that is often overlooked: the costs associated with not disabling accounts, licensed applications, and cloud-based solutions.Read more ›
Like large organizations, small businesses also often have several identity and access management issues, such as ensuring security of systems and applications along with handling password issues. Unlike large organizations, they often do not have the staff and resources to easily handle these tasks, so the tasks either go [...]Read more ›