Essentials Report

Forrester’s Essential Research For Building An Effective IAM Program

July 25th, 2023
With contributors:
Merritt Maxim , Hailey DiCicco , Christine Turley


To realize identity and access management’s (IAM’s) full benefits, security and risk (S&R) professionals must avoid falling into the technology-first trap and instead focus on developing an overall IAM program. To do this, security leaders must design a program around business goals, user-centricity, and core security principles and ingrain a growth mindset and collaborative attitude. This report highlights existing Forrester research that guides security leaders on building — and maturing — their IAM program for success.

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