4 key trends from the Gartner IAM Summit 2023
The Gartner IAM Summit 2023 was held on February 25-28 in London. The event brought together security professionals from around the world to discuss the latest trends in identity and access management (IAM).
Here are four key trends that emerged from the summit:
1. The rise of zero trust
Zero trust is a security model that assumes that no user, device, or application should be trusted by default. Instead, all access to resources must be verified and authorized on a case-by-case basis.
Zero trust is becoming increasingly popular as businesses look for ways to improve the security of their networks. Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80% of organizations will have adopted a zero-trust security model.
2. The increasing importance of data protection
Data protection is becoming increasingly important as businesses collect and store more data. Gartner predicts that by 2024, 75% of organizations will have a data protection plan in place.
Data protection is essential for businesses to comply with regulations and to protect their customers’ data. There are a number of steps that businesses can take to protect their data, including:
- Using strong passwords
- Encrypting data
- Implementing two-factor authentication
- Training employees on data security
3. The growing threat of cyberattacks
Cyberattacks are becoming increasingly common and sophisticated. Gartner predicts that by 2025, there will be a cyberattack every two seconds.
Businesses need to be prepared for cyberattacks. There are a number of steps that businesses can take to protect themselves from cyberattacks, including:
- Investing in security software
- Implementing security policies
- Training employees on security
- Monitoring for suspicious activity
4. The need for IAM automation
IAM automation is essential for businesses to manage their IAM systems effectively. Gartner predicts that by 2024, 50% of organizations will have automated their IAM processes.
IAM automation can help businesses to improve the efficiency of their IAM operations, to reduce the risk of human error, and to comply with regulations. There are a number of ways that businesses can automate their IAM processes, including:
- Using IAM software
- Implementing IAM policies
- Training employees on IAM automation
These are just a few of the key trends that emerged from the Gartner IAM Summit 2023. Businesses need to be aware of these trends and to take steps to address them. By doing so, they can improve the security of their networks and protect their data.