Model Overview Report

Govern Human And Nonhuman Entities Using The Forrester IAM Lifecycle

Coordinate The Strategies And Tech To Validate Identities, Secure Access, And Manage Privileges

August 2nd, 2021
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Summary

Identity and access management (IAM) is the control plane for determining a root of trust for all digital identities. Effective IAM must validate identities, secure access, and manage privileges. Use Forrester’s IAM lifecycle to set strategic direction and apply rigor to IAM. By applying this lifecycle, security and risk (S&R) pros will optimize for hardened security, good user experience, and operational efficiency across all user populations — workforce, partners, customers, and machine identities — for both digital and physical access to corporate resources. Security leaders must develop their team’s competence, integrity, and empathy to fully support the IAM team as they enable all users to securely access corporate systems and data.

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