Access Control includes authentication, authorization and audit. It also includes additional measures such as physical devices, including biometric scans and metal locks, hidden paths, digital signatures, encryption, social barriers, and monitoring by humans and automated systems. Authorization may be implemented using role based access control, access control lists or a policy language such as XACML.
Malware code is not easily detectable and may infect consumers' computers when they simply browse your web site. Protect your business and customers by understanding the threat from malware and how it can impact your online business.
The identity and access management challenges that exist in the physical world - identity management, application security, access control, managing sensitive data, user activity logging, and compliance reporting - are even more critical in the virtual environments that are growing in use as IT seeks to streamline its operations and reduce operating costs. However, security risks are increased due to the nature of the virtualization environment and IT should seek to extend their security solutions from the physical server environment to the virtualization environment as seamlessly as possible.
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CA Content-Aware IAM helps you respond to the key IT drivers above. It helps to automate identity-based security processes (such as user provisioning, entitlement certification, etc.), which increases efficiency and reduces IT costs.
Organizations must confront the reality that insider attacks are a significant threat and increasing in complexity. Given that so much of an organization's assets and information are online and accessible, organizations must take a proactive approach to defending against the insider attack. This proactive attack should involve a range of solutions that address identity and access management and information protection. Nothing can completely prevent all insider attacks, but those who adopt an aggressive proactive approach can help reduce risk, improve compliance, and enable the IT organization to better support business initiatives.