Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Secure Identity and Access Management

Getting ID and access management right is important for several reasons. Sean Frazier, the federal chief security officer at Okta points out that the ID and access management “plane” in systems is an attractive place for attackers to gain access to networks and data.

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Identity and access management, along with zero trust architecture and supply chain risk management, are key foundational points of the president’s cybersecurity executive order issued in May.

At the Education Department, Chief Information Security Officer Steven Hernandez said people’s concept of identity will need to evolve.

At GAO’s Innovation Lab, which is designed to be a practioner of new computational capacity, identity verification is a major issue.