Since passwords were used in the 1960s to authenticate users, it had been a constant struggle to secure the database by limiting access to authorized personnel. The complicated past of password use had taught us that passwords and keys may be susceptible to hacking, but it’s a necessary operation to limit access at the user level.
The modern enterprise relies on a combination of applications and tools to function properly. Access keys are given to employees as a form of identification, and to clear access on applications and tools based on their job responsibilities. With the increasing number of companies that use cloud-based tools and applications, access keys can now be used by virtually anyone outside of the office.
Digital keys can be easily copied and accessed from a remote location, and its unauthorized use could easily breach your security measures. If an employee leaves the company, all access to tools, applications, and databases would need to be revoked as soon as possible.
Not all security and data breaches are caused by failing to decommission digital access keys. With tools and apps in the cloud, access to an enterprise database is now simpler than ever. Access keys are still the preferred method of authentication, but you would need a significant upgrade in your IT security measures to safeguard your business against current threats.
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Consider the following steps to effectively protect your enterprise through identity and access management:
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