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Brendon Rod

Chief Evangelist

Identity and Access Management Resilience: Key Questions To Ask

Introduction:

In today’s digital landscape, maintaining robust cybersecurity through compliant Identity and Access Management (IAM) systems is essential. With regulations like the EU’s Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) and U.S. frameworks including CISA directives and FFIEC guidelines emphasizing the importance of digital resilience in the financial and critical infrastructure sectors, Acsense’s IAM Resilience Platform, integrating Zero Trust principles, offers a comprehensive approach to IAM compliance and resilience.

This blog explores key questions to ensure your IAM system meets the highest standards and aligns with international regulatory requirements.


1. Does Your Backup Policy Follow Zero Trust Principles?


Zero Trust, a cornerstone of modern cybersecurity, advocates for the principle of “never trust, always verify.” Acsense embeds Zero Trust into every feature of its IAM resilience platform, emphasizing rigorous identity verification, least privilege access, and an air-gapped approach.

This approach is in line with KPMG’s emphasis on the importance of adopting Zero Trust principles, which they describe as essential for countering modern cyber threats.


2. Is Your IAM System Recovery-ready?


Acsense’s IAM Resilience Platform is meticulously designed for recovery readiness.

Incorporating features such as isolated recovery environments and continuous integrity checks, it aligns with KPMG’s insights on the importance of resilience in IAM systems. KPMG stresses the need for systems that are “always on and always available,” a principle that Acsense fully embraces.

3. Is Your IAM Data Integrity Reliable?

Emphasizing the reliability of IAM data integrity, Acsense constantly verifies data’s integrity, aligning with KPMG’s perspective on the importance of continuous monitoring and adaptive risk management. KPMG highlights the necessity of ensuring data integrity, stating that “consistent and reliable access to data and applications is crucial.


4. Have You Ever Conducted an IAM Fire Drill?


Acsense underscores the importance of disaster recovery testing for IAM systems, which is in line with KPMG’s recommendations for regular testing and updating of systems. As KPMG notes, “regular testing and adaptation of strategies are key to resilience,” a principle that is central to Acsense’s approach.

5. Recovery Speed: How Fast Can You Bounce Back?

Acsense’s approach to recovery, featuring low RPO and RTO, is critical not only in the context of DORA in the EU but also in light of U.S. regulations like CISA directives and FFIEC guidelines. These frameworks emphasize the need for rapid recovery from IT incidents to minimize service disruption, especially in financial and critical infrastructure sectors.

Acsense’s disaster recovery planning, focusing on minimizing downtime, aligns with these international objectives, demonstrating its commitment to compliance and operational resilience across different regulatory landscapes.

Conclusion:

Ensuring compliance and resilience in your IAM system is crucial, particularly in a landscape marked by stringent regulations like DORA in the EU and CISA/FFIEC guidelines in the U.S., along with escalating cybersecurity concerns.

Acsense’s IAM Resilience Platform, by addressing these key questions and implementing best practices, ensures that organizations not only safeguard their digital assets but also comply with important international regulations, maintaining robust cybersecurity programs in today’s interconnected financial ecosystem.

To discover how Acsense can enhance your IAM compliance and resilience, schedule a demo today.

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