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FREMONT, CA: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies can significantly aid in implementing effective Identity and Access Management (IAM) and aid in the avoidance of numerous problematic situations. These technologies can assist businesses in transitioning from an overly technical approach to access management to one that is understandable at all levels of the organization.

Analytical expertise

Analytics combined with AI can help employees, both technical and non-technical, work more efficiently. Modern technologies enable new insights and the automation of processes, significantly speeding up the existing IAM compliance controls. They are capable of detecting anomalies and potential threats without requiring the assistance of security experts. This provides employees with the necessary information to make sound judgments. Such advancements are critical, particularly in the areas of fraud detection and insider threat mitigation. This way, enterprises maintain continuous control, security, and compliance.

Better access control

Beyond biometric passwords, it's not hard to imagine AI identifying a user via sight and sound. However, rather than relying on pre-defined credentials, a machine would use visual and audible cues to determine identity. It could also learn when to grant access and when not to. ML-based access is a logical progression from biometrics.

AI systems could monitor any unusual or irrational behavior in real-time, working within a user's access restrictions. They could tell if a user is trying to access a system section they usually wouldn't or downloading more documents than usual. Unusual patterns in a user's keyboard and mouse movements can be detected. Enhanced breach detection and prevention is made possible by these security policies.

Automatization and adaptability

 

Because AI can monitor minute details of user behavior, it is possible to automate authentication for low-risk access situations, relieving the IT department of the burden associated with IAM administration. By taking these factors into account before granting network access, IAM becomes contextual and granular, allowing for the control of potential issues caused by improper provisioning or de-provisioning. AI-powered systems can apply appropriate IAM policies to any access request based on the user's needs and circumstances, saving the IT department time spent figuring out the fundamentals of "least privilege" for each use case or resolving privilege creep issues.

Going Above and Beyond Compliance

Following security and privacy laws, many businesses believe, will keep hackers at bay. These laws do not meet the security needs of every organization. Compliance entails limiting access to information to those who need it and ignoring the rest. These situations benefit significantly from AI-powered IAM's adaptability. Security protocols are easier to implement because AI and ML constantly monitor traffic, learn behaviors, and enforce them. Hackers have a more challenging time stealing credentials.

AI is no longer a futuristic concept that no one can implement. It has become a trend in today's cyberspace. The high degree of interconnection, growing number of human and device identities, and widespread use of global access will force businesses to adopt more innovative security protocols. IAM will also require advanced identity analytics powered by ML. ML-based identity analytics has been shown to improve IAM architecture and program management.

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