Best Practices for Implementation of Identity & Access Management
The task of implementing an Identity & Access Management Program can seem daunting, but it is not impossible.
These best practices are presented in the form of a high-level roadmap guiding you from highlighting consensus building across the organization, project planning, to getting a solution implemented.
This paper ultimately allows you to maintain your Identity & Access Management Program and align it with regulatory compliance and audit needs.
The goal of this document is to provide the reader with best practices for a successful AIM program.
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Table of Contents
Starting at the end… find your pain points
Begin the journey to governance by looking at the pain points you face today
Developing a sales pitch
Identity Management implementations appear destined to fail, let’s meet your steering committee
Meeting regulations and setting priorities… getting funding
IT security IAM projects seem to be an Oxymoron for ROI, how do we find true value
Don’t blame your IAM vendor or your implementer
Developing a strategic phased approach will require you to do a gut check on your data, procedures and current application provisioning strategy…. also start staffing your IAM team
The checklist for vendor selection
How to get ready for the power point invasion… but you may get a free lunch!
No jokes here, just solid advice on ensuring you buy only what you can implement this year
Roll up your sleeves and don’t get started… unless you have an internal support team and you met your PMO/SDLC’s pre-requisites
Executing your plan within a changing environment
Transition to Support
Ensuring all the promised functionality was delivered along with the “non-negotiable” As-Built
Access Recertification & Entitlement Review
Leveraging automation to ensure regulatory compliance and easy audits