As many workloads migrate to multicloud infrastructure, closing gaps between IAM and PAM systems of cloud providers is a priority. 

FREMONT, CA: One of the perimeters of a company that is most frequently attacked is its identity, and the tendency is accelerating. Cyberattackers go unnoticed laterally across company networks as they attempt to circumvent identity access management (IAM). Cyberattackers are also stealing organizations' most precious data, such as the identities of employees and customers and financial information, by getting privileged access credentials. The number of stolen credentials is increasing as more experienced advanced persistent threat (APT) organizations and cyber attackers search for new ways to exploit IAM platforms.

From a zero-trust perspective, there is value in ITDR for several reasons. First, ITDR can assist in tech stack consolidation and minimize the maintenance expenses and burden of older systems. It is necessary to enforce extra areas of trust and user identities to close the gaps in multicloud infrastructure. Any implicit or assumed trust across infrastructure and tech stacks has the potential to be eliminated by ITDR.

Identity protection

Two areas where cybersecurity companies are bringing much-needed innovation are closing multicloud security gaps and multicloud identity management. In multicloud infrastructures, the limitations of IAM and privileged access management (PAM) are also noticeable. Because each public cloud provider uses a unique combination of IAM, PAM, policy management, configuration, and admin and user access controls, there are gaps between cloud platforms now being exploited by hackers. Even after defining and starting to implement its zero-trust architecture, an organization may still have trust issues with its infrastructure and IAM platforms themselves. Zero trust must consider all types of identification as threats, not simply user trust to be effective.

Threat detection and mitigation

Least-privileged access is a fundamental tenet of zero trust. It is an essential design requirement in today's top IAM, PAM, and IGA systems. Whether the identity is machine-based or human-based, these systems authenticate and approve an identity request for each least privileged access session. By recognizing entitlement exposures, privileged escalations that could indicate a breach, and identifying credential misuse before a breach can occur, ITDR providers are structuring their systems to strengthen least-privileged access.