In cybersecurity, visibility is crucial – driving down the time between malicious activity and reducing risk of exposure for an enterprise. Unfortunately, a majority of businesses are unaware of hackers’ actions – typically taking more than 200 days for a corporation to discover a breach and in many cases only discovered when the stolen data is on the darknet rather than through detection.
Visibility has become increasingly hard to achieve, especially with business applications and data usage growing at an exponential rate as businesses expand into new markets and opportunities – and organisations cannot govern what they cannot see.
With the advent of AI and machine learning, IGA platforms have steadily developed and polished intelligence-based solutions. Sailpoint has created their own AI/ML offering – IdentityAI – to automate risk management and assist with access certifications.
SailPoint’s IdentityAI is an artificial intelligence offering that processes vast volumes of identity data, combining it with real-time activity to provide insights in order to strengthen an organisation’s identity governance.
It analyses identity data such as account and permission assignments and synchronously monitors change to detect suspicious or anomalous activity.
By providing management with a deeper understanding of user access risk associated, more emphasis can be placed on governance controls on higher risk components.
The rapid growth of an organisation brings in a major influx of identity data – namely users, applications and access. This creates an unmanageable risk, which can be mitigated by narrowing the scope of risk management and threat detection to high-risk assets.
IdentityAI implements an analysis engine which uses time series analysis and deep learning to process identity data to detect anomalies and potential threats. By establishing a range of normal behaviour, baselines can be established. These patterns are refined as the actions for detected events are set in place, with true high-risk events preemptively identified from a steady stream of processed activities.
Predictive Identity Governance
SailPoint IdentityAI uses machine learning algorithms to anticipate changes in user access needs and behaviours, allowing organisations to proactively manage access rights and adapt to evolving business requirements. This proactive approach enhances operational efficiency and reduces the burden on IT teams.
Improved User Experience
IdentityAI simplifies the user experience by offering self-service capabilities and intelligent access requests. It enables users to manage their identities, access privileges, and entitlements through an intuitive and user-friendly interface. This empowers employees with greater control over their digital identities while reducing administrative overheads.
Intelligent Access Recommendations
IdentityAI provides access recommendations to users based on roles, entitlements, and contextual data provided within them. This helps organisations create efficient access models, and enforce the principle of least privilege by granting users only the access they require to perform their job functions.
Compliance and Auditing concerns
With the workings of many AI models kept under wraps, it can raise issues with compliance as organisations need to justify certain decisions and ensure they align with regulatory requirements. The inability to explain the reasoning behind AI-driven compliance decisions can impact accountability and cause potential legal challenges.
Data Privacy and Security
Real data is often used in AI model training to improve predictability and accuracy. This will raise privacy and data security concerns with respect to the identifiable information processed, the scope of data collected and the storage of sensitive personal information.
Evolving Regulatory Landscape
With the constant change in threat vectors used to compromise information systems, compliance regulations require periodic updates. To remain compliant, AI models require constant training – failure to do so will result in inaccurate recommendations.
SailPoint IdentityAI revolutionises the field of identity governance and administration by leveraging the power of AI and machine learning. With growing acceptance from auditing and compliance processes, IdentityAI will empower organisations to strengthen their security posture, streamline continuous access changes, and enhance user experiences.
How SecurDI can help ?
SecurDI provides security solutions to protect organisations and individuals from cyber threats. SecurDI offers a range of services, including security assessments, deploying solutions to address gaps, and even operating those solutions for you, helping you improve your cyber security posture and stay secure in the cyber landscape of today and the future. They work closely with clients to understand their specific security requirements and develop tailored solutions to meet those needs. With the increasing number of cyber threats and the growing reliance on technology, the demand for cybersecurity solutions has risen significantly in recent years.
In addition to providing security services to clients, SecurDI also conducts research and development to stay ahead of the latest threats and technologies.