Identity and Access Management has become a major priority for the modern enterprise. It was once viewed as an operational back-office issue, but as a result of numerous high-level breaches that have occurred due to the failure of organisations to effectively manage and control user access, Identity and Access Management is now gaining board-level visibility.

The importance of IAM has been further elevated by an evolving regulatory landscape and trends such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and cloud adoption, which are forcing organisations to re-evaluate how digital identities are managed.

IAM describes a complete set of services and capabilities that not only provide a governance framework for digital identities, but allow organisations to make intelligent, risk-based decisions about who is allowed to access which information assets, when and in what context. IAM also provides many end-user and business benefits, such as reduced operational costs resulting from streamlined provisioning of access, reduced or single sign-on, and faster on-boarding of new hires. 

To provide transparency regarding the extent of mutual access rights and the variations in IAM governance, processes, and systems within the group, we employ a holistic framework to align IAM governance, processes, and systems within your infrastructure in order to manage mutual access rights. 

How can we help you?

At KPMG, we help organisations with IAM services spanning assessment, strategy, implementation and operations to help establish machines and humans' digital identity and their lifecycles with enterprises. These services are designed to provide a governance framework for digital identities and allow your organisation to make intelligent, risk-based decisions about who is allowed to access which information assets, when and in what context.

The potential end-user and business benefits include enhanced digital identity insights for actionable security and experience, reduced operational costs resulting from streamlined provisioning of access, lowered or single sign-on capabilities, and simple, usable authentication mechanisms to decrease engagement threshold.