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Report: Security teams plagued by poorly managed identity data

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    Security teams handling Identity and access management (IAM) are hampered by dirty data and need management help from a chief data officer, according to a new report by TechVision Research.

    IAM is typically defined as a “security discipline that enables the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times for the right reasons.” But identity data is riddled with errors, which ultimately raise security and privacy risks, the report says.

    The problems include multiple versions of employee names and titles in various systems — and even “ghost” employees. “We find a plethora of identity data challenges, including multiple authoritative sources of data, inconsistent data, redundant data, old data and misclassification of data,” the report says.

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