Why Healthcare Needs Cloud-Based Identity Management
The decision by healthcare organizations to reduce IT costs by moving infrastructure to the cloud is creating a new challenge for security professionals to protect their digital assets while enabling more users to access systems and services.
These organizations are managing more digital identities and even more data access entitlements. Without automating identity management activities, they run the risk of creating gaps in security and compliance and introducing delays in giving access to users with an urgent need for data.
Taken holistically, identify management comprises two components: the management of access to networks and systems and the management of rights to access applications and data. However, traditional identity management solutions are not well suited to complex IT environments where data access needs are continually changing for both employed and non-employed staff.
Fortunately, new cloud-based identity management solutions are capable of keeping pace with internal and external threats to sensitive data.