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B2B companies

Delegated Administration - Authorization Challenges for B2B Companies

Gal Helemski May 2 2019
According to recent figures published by Forrester, B2B e-Commerce sales in America will reach approximately 11 ...
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A Beginner’s Guide to XACML

Oren Harel April 24 2019
What is XACML? Extensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) is an XML-based language designed specifically for ...
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Why You Shouldn’t Leave Authorization to IT

Gal Helemski April 3 2019
An Authorization plan involves determining who can access which resources and under what circumstances. When a company ...
PID New Blogs 2019 (1)

Authentication vs Authorization: Understanding the Differences

Oren Harel March 25 2019
Authentication and Authorization might sound similar but the difference between them is crucial to access management as ...
PID New Blogs 2019

Zero Trust for IAM Managers

Gal Helemski March 20 2019
“Only the paranoid survive.”
Why PSD2 Demands an Upgraded Entitlement Management System (1)

Why PSD2 Demands an Upgraded Entitlement Management System

Oren Harel March 14 2019
Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) is an EU regulation designed to increase competition in the banking and payment ...
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The Importance of Fine-Grained Authorization for Secure Content

Gal Helemski March 4 2019
Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions vary in their approach to Authorization, with the preferred method often ...
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Fine-Grained Authorization and Other Key IAM Terms

Gal Helemski February 20 2019
The world of Identity and Access Management (IAM) has a language of its own which is continually evolving as new ...
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Mark Your Calendars Now for Identity & Access Management Events in 2019

Gal Helemski February 13 2019
IAM professionals and cyber security experts have another exciting year of events to look forward to in 2019. Whether ...
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Identity and Access Management Worst Practices

Gal Helemski February 4 2019
Continuous, rapid developments in technology are increasing the challenges faced by Identity and Access Management ...
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The 3 Types of Attributes IAM Professionals Need to Understand

Oren Harel January 3 2019
Many organizations rely solely on Role Based Access Control (RBAC) to make access decisions. The problem is that RBAC ...
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The Limitations of Traditional Authorization Solutions

Oren Harel December 26 2018
Consider an international flight. The passengers bought tickets and the crew work on the plane –  but they don’t all ...
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The Evolution of Authorization

Gal Helemski December 17 2018
Corporate approaches to identity and access management (IAM) have evolved as technology has advanced. The advances ...
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NGAC vs. XACML: What’s Really the Difference?

Oren Harel December 12 2018
The growing complexity in managing access to sensitive data has prompted an ongoing evolution of access control policy ...
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How to Evaluate RFPs for Your Company’s Authorization Solution

Daniel Brudner November 27 2018
Filtering Out the Fluff It’s no surprise that the increasing complexity of IT systems, networks, and applications makes ...
Gartner IAM 2018

What Not to Miss at Gartner IAM Summit 2018!

Gal Helemski October 25 2018
The upcoming Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit is shaping up as an unprecedented opportunity to deepen your ...
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The 3 Pillars of Authorization

Gal Helemski October 4 2018
When dealing with today’s distributed IT environments, current Identity and Access Management (IAM) models are not ...
6 Must Have Features for IAM - PlainID

6 Key Features to Consider When Assessing an IAM System

Gal Helemski July 10 2018
Since the EU passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies around the world have been scrambling to ...
Identity Audit

8 Steps For A Complete IAM System Audit

Oren Harel May 31 2018
As organizations grow and evolve, the importance of maintaining a robust and flexible Identity Access Management (IAM) ...
GDPR Compliance

How Policy Based Access Control Can Support GDPR Compliance

Oren Harel May 15 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. In April last year, Matthias Reinwarth, ...
Identity Governance & Administration

Innovation in Identity Governance & Administration: 2018 Predictions

Gal Helemski May 1 2018
Enterprises with a successful data governance model have a significant competitive advantage. As the ability to manage, ...
Graph Technology and PBAC

Graph Technology and Policy Based Access Control

Oren Harel April 24 2018
Visualizing Data Long lists, tables, and rows of data might contain all of the information needed to make informed ...
Role Explosion

Role Explosion: PBAC to the Rescue

Oren Harel April 3 2018
Role-based access control (RBAC) is a fundamentally flawed methodology for managing user identities and access ...
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The Evolution of IAM: Then and Now

Oren Harel March 7 2018
Ever since humans started communicating, there’s been a need for protecting and controlling information access — what ...
IAM and IGA

They Said What? People You Need to Follow in IAM and IGA!

Gal Helemski February 13 2018
Identity Access Management and the associated discipline of Identity Governance & Administration (IAM and IGA) are ...
IAM and Cybersecurity Events

IAM & Cybersecurity Events You Don’t Want To Miss In 2018

Gal Helemski January 28 2018
These are exciting times to be in the Identity and Access Management (IAM) space. The marketplace opening up to major ...
PBAC

There’s No Time Like the Present for Policy Based Access Control

Gal Helemski January 17 2018
If you haven’t implemented policy-based access control (PBAC) yet, now is the time. Here’s why.
IGA and Authorization

The Business of IGA and Authorization

Oren Harel January 3 2018
As the number and value of collaborative business models increase, identity access management (IAM) becomes more ...
IAM

7 Standards every IAM professional should know

Gal Helemski November 21 2017
As discussed in a previous blog, identity and access management (IAM) can help organizations comply with a wide range ...
compliance regulations

7 Identity & Access Management Compliance Regulations You Should be Aware of

Gal Helemski November 13 2017
Being a CTO or a CIO today is tougher than ever. As if aligning IT with overall business strategy while keeping pace ...
Gartner

Not-to-Miss @ Gartner IAM Summit 2017

Gal Helemski November 8 2017
Join PlainID and some of the world’s leading IAM experts at Gartner IAM Summit 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada November ...
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The 5 Key Features of Policy Based Access Control

Gal Helemski September 25 2017
Roles have ruled the IAM world for a long time, yet over time were found to be hard to manage and scale; attributes ...
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The Challenges and Solutions of Using XACML-Based Authorization

Gal Helemski September 4 2017
When used correctly, XACML is a powerful tool to manage access and authorization, however, it has its challenges. ...
Role Explosion Challenge

Role Explosion: The Unintended Consequence of RBAC

Oren Harel August 21 2017
Until quite recently, access control in large enterprises has been predominantly managed with “Role-based Access ...
skills

Must-Have Skills for Identity & Access Management Professionals

Oren Harel August 7 2017
Identity and Access Management (IAM) has seen both technological changes and market growth. The market for IAM ...
hype Cycle review

Gartner Hype Cycle 2017: Externalized Authorization Management is Maturing

Oren Harel July 24 2017
The Gartner Hype Cycle report is the most viewed analyst report after Magic Quadrant, and for a good reason. While The ...
RuntimeAuthorization

It's time for Runtime Authorization

Gal Helemski July 10 2017
In today’s digitally-dominated business world, information is a highly valued asset and increasingly needed by both ...
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Taking on the Tough Guys: Implementing IAM Policy for IoT Devices

Oren Harel July 3 2017
The Internet of Things (IoT) is – to quote the title of a well-known Beatles song – “Here, There, and Everywhere.” ...
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Why You Should Use a Single Platform for Your Access Management Needs

Oren Harel June 22 2017
An old Ethiopian proverb states: “When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion.” And what’s true in the animal kingdom ...
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XACML: Alive or Dead?

Gal Helemski June 5 2017
In 2013, a Forrester analyst wrote a blog proclaiming that XACML (Extensible Access Control Markup Language) was dead. ...
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What Not to Miss at Cloud Identity Summit 2017

Gal Helemski May 29 2017
Cloud Identity Summit 2017 always lives up to its billing as the meeting of ideas between strong security and a ...
Modernizing Legacy IAM

It’s Time To Modernize Your Legacy IAM

Gal Helemski May 15 2017
Think you can’t afford to modernize your legacy IAM? If you feel it’s just too expensive to invest in enhancing your ...
knowidentityconference

Attending The K(NO)W Identity Conference? Don’t Miss These Sessions

Oren Harel May 8 2017
The K(NO)W Identity Conference is a unique event that enables security professionals to connect with every aspect of ...
Insider Threats

Insider Threats? IAM to the rescue

Gal Helemski May 1 2017
A phrase like “insider threats” might make you think of epic stories of backstabbing and betrayal – perhaps of Saruman ...
balancing act fine v coarse grained blog

It’s a Balancing Act: Fine-Grained vs. Coarse-Grained Authorization Policies

Gal Helemski April 24 2017
Gone are the days when a single authorization point was enough for website security. If network security was once ...
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GDPR Checklist: Preparation is Key

Oren Harel April 18 2017
It seems that there’s a lot of work to do before May 2018, when the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes ...
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Policy Based Access Control: a Response to the Perfect Storm in Data-Sharing

Oren Harel April 3 2017
Policy Based Access Control (PBAC) is a response to what observers such as Ethan Ayer, CEO of Resilient Network ...
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You need adaptive API control for your IAM program

Gal Helemski March 27 2017
APIs are critical for advancing core business expansion strategy. They do this by: exposing data for use by apps; ...
PID GDPR IAM & YOu

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), IAM and You

Oren Harel March 20 2017
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), passed by the EU in 1996, is “the most important change in data privacy ...
PID scaling in cloud AWS

The IAM Challenges of a Growing Enterprise: Scaling and the Cloud

Gal Helemski March 13 2017
As enterprises shift their platforms to the cloud, identity management has become a growing challenge...Historically ...
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Facing the Ongoing Challenge of AuthZ Recertification

Oren Harel March 6 2017
Failing to maintain the correct calibration of Identity Access Management (IAM) systems within dynamic business ...
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What is Your Identity & Access Management Toolkit Missing?

Oren Harel February 27 2017
Creating and maintaining an advanced Identity & Access Management (IAM) program requires collaboration. As one famous ...
RBAC vs ABAC in Cloud

RBAC vs ABAC in the Cloud

Gal Helemski February 20 2017
American hacker and security consultant Kevin Mitnick, known for his 1995 arrest and subsequent five-year prison term, ...
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How Not to Fail with Your IAM Program: the Stakeholders' Perspective

Oren Harel February 15 2017
Do you want to successfully plan and deploy an identity and access management (IAM) program? If this is your goal, then ...
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Identity & Access Management Events Not To Be Missed in 2017

Gal Helemski February 5 2017
Are you an IAM professional, a cybersecurity expert or risk and compliance buff? Where do you turn to stay up-to-date ...
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When it Comes to Authorizations, Context is King

Gal Helemski November 30 2016
The advent of mobile computing has done funny things to authorization. Computers used to stay in one place—but now ...
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Are You Ready for the Gartner IAM Summit? Three Sessions You Shouldn’t Miss!

Gal Helemski November 23 2016
We’re excited to take part in this year’s Gartner IAM Summit and have checked out  some great sessions that you do not ...
Empty the Repository

Empty the Repository: Why Virtual Tokens are Better for AuthZ

Oren Harel November 23 2016
If you’re using a business application, it is very likely to have a user repository attached. This is usually a simple ...
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The Unsudden Death of Group-based Access Control

Gal Helemski October 18 2016
In the previous posts, we covered the advantages of dynamic AuthZ and the benefits of ABAC. We found that static ...
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The Root Cause of Most Cyber Attacks? Hint: It’s Not Technology

Oren Harel September 27 2016
While we might be quick to blame ineffective security appliances and applications as the reason for today’s ...
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Access Creep, Not Compromised Credentials, is the Biggest Threat in Information Security

Oren Harel September 19 2016
If your company discovers that sensitive data has been compromised, you would assume that hackers have found a ...
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How Do You Authorize: The Old Static Way or the New Dynamic Way?

Gal Helemski September 7 2016
This is the second of a four-part series that looks at the changes in approach to authorization and IAM that businesses ...
RBAC-ABAC

Out with RBAC, in with ABAC!

Oren Harel August 10 2016
Assigning access controls is one of the foundational steps in information security and compliance. Enterprises commonly ...
step up IAM

Improve Security – Step Up Your Security IAM Efforts

Gal Helemski July 13 2016
If your organization hasn’t yet made the vital connection between Identity and Access Management (IAM) and security ...
IAM Quotes

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves: Snippets on Authorizations & Identity Access Management

Gal Helemski June 29 2016
While digging around our eco system, researching what is going on and who is doing what, we came across insights that ...
WHY ALL THE FUSS (AND MESS) WITH IAM

Why All the Fuss (And Mess) With IAM?

Gal Helemski June 16 2016
There’s a lot of fuss about Identity & Access Management (IAM). There’s also a lot of mess.
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Welcome to PlainID: The Authorization Solution

Gal Helemski June 12 2016
Greetings. I’d like to introduce you to PlainID.