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Reduce IAM Program Risk and Redundancy by Formalizing an IAM Program Architecture

Published: 19 September 2017

ID: G00319780

Analyst(s): Brian Iverson , Kevin Kampman


An IAM architecture provides IAM program stakeholders a thorough understanding of the program's capabilities. Security and risk management leaders must prepare the IAM architecture to communicate the services, direction, infrastructure, overall technical/process risk and benefits of the IAM program.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Create and Maintain a Formal Architecture That Documents IAM Capabilities
    • Include IAM Dimensions for People, Process and Technology
  • Conform to Enterprise Architecture Guidelines
    • A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words
  • Maintain the Currency of the IAM Architecture

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