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Identity and Access Management for Technical Professionals Primer for 2019

Published: 05 February 2019

ID: G00375915

Analyst(s): Mark Diodati


Digital business optimization and transformation continue to drive massive changes in the scope, scale, needs and goals of IAM. Technical professionals must continuously tune IAM best practices and refresh technology choices to adapt to these changes.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How do we provide agile identity governance and administration services?
    • When should we use multifactor authentication, and what are the best methods for our user constituencies?
    • How can we prevent data breaches and denial of service attacks by privileged users?
    • How do we architect consumer IAM solutions that support the digital business and modern privacy regulations?
    • How do we authenticate devices in the IoT, and how do we limit access to device data and control?
    • What are the best practices for protecting API-based applications and microservices?

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