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ALSO CALLED: Identity Management (Security), Identity Management and Access Control, IM (Identity Management), Identity Management Security, Management of Identity, User ID Management, Identity and Access Management, ID Management, IAM
DEFINITION: Identity management (ID management) is a broad administrative area that deals with identifying individuals in a system (such as a country, a network, or an enterprise) and controlling their access to resources within that system by associating user rights and restrictions with the established identity. The driver licensing system is a simple example of identity management: drivers are identified by  … 
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Privileged Password Security Policy Template
sponsored by Thycotic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a security policy template to enable your organization to secure user access accounts from basic profiles to advanced privileges. View now to learn how to comply with governance requirements and enhance IAM security.
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015


Safeguarding Access in the Distributed Network
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a method of identity management that will safeguard any access point, even mobile and virtual ones.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Published: 12 Feb 2013


Getting to know you
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ANALYST REPORT: The pressing need to effectively engage with outsiders has turned identity and access management (IAM) into a business priority, say analysts Bob Tarzey and Rob Bamford.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 10 Aug 2015

ID and Access Management: Authentication Simplified
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can prevent irreparable damage to your company from unauthorized users with real-time authentication. Learn how you can ensure your data is protected, and grant access to authorized users with the tap of a card for Microsoft applications on your desktop, tablet, or mobile device.
Posted: 09 Jul 2015 | Published: 09 Jul 2015


Authenticating taxicab services
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Information Security Thesis Series looks at an authentication scheme for taxicabs to ensure passengers travel in safety.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

Establishing Trust in User Identities with Strong Authentication Technologies
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: Learn how organizations conveniently and cost-effectively authenticate and secure individual enterprise and cloud-based applications along with data resources.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014


Identity and Access Management Essential Guide
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RESOURCE: In 'Pocket Guide: Identity and Access Management' get the tools and tips you need to plan, implement, and manage an effective IAM program for your enterprise.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2014

Real-Time Protection to Reduce Risk for Financial Institutions and Banking Customers
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: Protecting anytime, anywhere access is increasingly difficult using traditional security measures. Discover how organizations are protecting themselves.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014


Securing Personal Mobile Device Access to Enterprise IT and Cloud Assets
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: Learn how organizations protect and manage access to their enterprise and cloud applications amidst the growing BYOD trend.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Mar 2014


Detect and Thwart Insider Threats
sponsored by Lancope
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can stop insider threats with enhanced network visibility. Read on to learn how to keep your organization secure from the inside out.
Posted: 05 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


Computer Weekly – 24 November 2015: Technology helping to deliver aid for refugees
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we find out how technology is helping to deliver vital aid to Syrian refugees in the Middle East. We look at the barriers to achieving the government's aim of a paperless NHS. And the CTO of special effects studio Framestore talks about the IT challenges behind hit movies such as Gravity. Read the issue now.
Posted: 20 Nov 2015 | Published: 20 Nov 2015

Top 8 Identity and Access Management Challenges with Your SaaS Applications
sponsored by Okta
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn the eight main IAM challenges associated with cloud and SaaS application deployment and what you can do to address them. Dive in and discover how you can ensure your company is getting the most out of their SaaS investment.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2012


Your Role in AWS Security
sponsored by SearchAWS
EBOOK: This handbook features how AWS's IAM capabilities, particularly the ability to create groups, form the basis for a secure AWS access policy. Plus, uncover FAQs about AWS security as cloud expert Dan Sullivan examines the role OS's can play in bolstering the security of an AWS environment.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Published: 25 Aug 2015


Information Security Magazine: August Issue
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EZINE: Identity and access management is so complex that many companies have faltered when it comes to securing third-party vendors. With breaches on the rise, vulnerabilities can be costly.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 03 Aug 2015

Case Study: Secure Employee Remote Access through Strong Authentication
sponsored by HID
CASE STUDY: This case study examines how a London-based mobile communications retailer secure employee remote access.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 25 Mar 2013


IAM Buyers Guide: How to Evaluate and Choose the Right Platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource and explore the IAM buyer's guide.  Discover how to evaluate and choose a solution to protect your organization's data
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2014


In denial about DDoS: Defense planning falls short
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EZINE: In this expert e-guide, you will learn the finer points of DDoS attacks and what your organization needs to do to protect itself.
Posted: 02 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

How Organizations Are Responding to Mobile and Cloud Threats
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the results of a recent survey that sought to elucidate how organizations are adapting their approach to authentication to protect their sensitive assets as they adopt cloud-based services and BYOD.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 May 2014

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Computer Weekly – 9 December 2014: The most influential people in UK IT
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we unveil the 50 most influential people in UK IT for 2014, and interview the winner of our UKtech50 list, Unilever's global CIO, Jane Moran. We examine how Cisco is responding to software-defined networking. And we hear from IT chiefs successfully implementing identity and access management. Read the issue now.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

Aligning your Enterprise Identity and Access Management Strategy
sponsored by DLT Solutions
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide covers how you can align identity and access management with CIO and business priorities.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

DLT Solutions

Putting Network Security Into Context
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EBOOK: Today's advanced threats demand a network security strategy that can adjust policies based on contextual data about users and apps. The technology is there to achieve this, but does your team have the skills and resources necessary to configure and maintain it? Access this handbook now to find out.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Nov 2013

Beyond Passwords: Protect the mobile enterprise with smarter security solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how flexible authentication schemes, context-based access and behavioral analysis can help ensure that only authorized mobile users can access your valuable resources—on-site, in the cloud and beyond.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013


IDC Flash: IBM Releases IAM for Mobile, Cloud and Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Gain insights into IBM's threat-aware IAM solutions focused on enabling identity as the new security perimeter.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013


IDC 2014 WW MarketScape Report for Federated Identity Management and SSO
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how vendors fared in IDC's assessment of IAM offerings for federated identity management and single sign-on.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014


Managing User Identities and Access in the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM can help design, deploy and manage critical identity and access management controls in cloud environments.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

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IDENTITY MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  their license numbers and user specifications (such as "can not drive after dark") are linked to the identifying number. In an IT network, identity management software is used to automate administrative tasks, such as resetting user passwords. Enabling users to reset their own passwords can save significant money and resources, since a large percentage of help desk calls are password-related. Password synchronization (p-synch) enables a user to access resources across systems with a single password; a more advanced version called single signon enables synchronization across applications as well … 
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