Identity and access management solutions continue a hot streak for their capacity to improve operations.
Excerpt from: Tech Trends: Governments Express High Interest in IAM
At the Virginia Department of Transportation, a ransomware hack targeting the state’s traffic management system made it clear that it was time to beef up VPN security. For the state of Illinois, the issue was siloed technology operations within agencies that made it difficult for employees and residents to access tools and services.
The challenge for the city and county of Denver was what the government’s chief data officer described as multifactor authentication “sprawl.”
While each organization had to deal with its own problems, their IT teams all came to the same conclusion: They had to do better with identity and access management.
“I’ve never seen so much interest in this topic,” says Wolfgang Goerlich, Cisco’s advisory CISO for Duo, an identity and access management platform that both Denver and VDOT now rely on for protection from cyberthreats. “The big picture is that zero trust has become a mandate at multiple levels, and agencies are turning to identity and access management as one of the quickest paths to success.”