Market perspectives on Governance, Compliance and Identity Management22.04.2008 18:30-19:00
Market perspectives on Governance, Compliance and Identity Management
Regulatory compliance and how these requirements impact IT budgets and priorities has been - over the past year in particular - a pressing issue for business and IT professionals alike. According to a new study published by IDC, the market demands IT products and services providers that understand these regulatory requirements at a high level yet deliver compliance solutions specific to individual vertical markets. All of these regulatory compliance requirements and internal control objectives have major IT security components to protect the assets of the public or the markets which are served by the client's business. Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Basel II, Gramm-Leach-Biley Act, HIPAA, SCADA, SOX, Europe Data Protection Directive, J-SOX are examples of some of the major and increasing drivers of defining how IT Security needs to be executed.
The foundation of any information security strategy is the ability to authenticate and authorize the users in your enterprise IT network. As the definition of a legitimate user expands, the challenge of identity and access management becomes more complex, and threats to the enterprise infrastructure increase.
As customers’ increasingly interconnect employees, customers and partners with enterprise’s processes and applications, security management becomes vital to the health of business. And not only because is it important to managing risks and to facilitating compliance with enterprise and governmental mandates. A superior security management solution can give your business the flexibility and integration to quickly adapt to changing market requirements and secure new initiatives and services.