A framework of policies and technologies for ensuring that the proper people in an enterprise have the appropriate access to technology resources.
Identity and Access Management (IAM) in cloud computing is a security practice that ensures only authorized individuals can access resources. It's a crucial part of any organization's security framework, especially in the cloud where resources can be accessed from anywhere.
IAM works by verifying the user's identity (authentication) and then providing the user with the rights to perform certain actions (authorization). It's a crucial part of any organization's security framework, especially in the cloud where resources can be accessed from anywhere.
Consider a global company, GlobalCorp, that uses a cloud-based CRM system. They implement an IAM solution to manage access to this system. When a new salesperson is hired, they are given a unique identifier and access rights to the CRM system based on their role.
A security model that requires all users, even those inside the organization's enterprise network, to be authenticated, authorized, and continuously validating security.