The digital transformation has presented us with a set of new technologies and applications that increasingly interact with users' personal data or with information generated from sensitive customer data. Identity management tools emerge as one of the effective ways to prevent virtual attacks in the cloud, thus contributing to information security.

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How can you be sure your data is safe?

In a way, maybe it's better never to be sure, it makes us always alert and looking for a continuous process of improving information security. The certainty we must have is knowing that companies like Amazon continually invest in different technologies, certifications and compliance.

Identity management, including user authorization, is a constant challenge for technology teams. A balance needs to be struck between having information secure and making accessing applications and systems simple for users and accessing the resources they need.

Faced with the challenge, cloud computing emerges as an opportunity to create this balance. The technology employed in identity management emphasizes the importance of investing in strong security checks to prevent cyberattacks.

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Identity management emphasizes the importance of information security

Identity management challenges are evident as security incidents are reported in the press. As in 2017, breaches occur involving millions of records at well-known companies, including Arby's, Dun and Bradstreet, Microsoft and Verizon.

The key that gives access to your world

Organizations can have hundreds or thousands of users and applications, each with its own set of security checks. And the cloud also introduces other types of applications and integration points between the data center and external vendors and more ways to access technology systems.

Due to this complexity, hackers begin their attacks by looking for user and systems administrator credentials, with this key they have complete access to their world. Unfortunately, sometimes this happens easily due to the tradition of many companies to allow the use of easy passwords.

This reality has been changed with the requirement and awareness of the use of long and complicated passwords. Identity management helps in setting up and validating this process.

Identity management takes us to the cloud

Cloud-based identity management systems, like those using single sign-on, allow employees to sign in with their credentials only once and then have access to the resources they need.

Initiatives like this occur, due to the growing number of cloud applications used by companies, the IT team seeks to accelerate the deployment of resources to meet increasingly complex security scenarios.

Cloud identity management can perform system integration with vendors and external systems, always linking to security credentials.

Reality shows that we have a complex scenario that requires good investments in technology, solutions and qualified professionals to deal with the challenge. Cloud computing once again becomes a fundamental part of providing necessary support.

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.