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An Introduction to IdAM Technologies

Over the next few steps, you will learn about technologies related to the IdAM context and to address the rapid change of technology advancement.
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Introducing technology in the IdAM space

Regarding technology, and specifically, in identity and access management, there is a significant rate of change that requires constant attention. Every small change will impact identity and access management.

In the technological space, there is a rapid evolution and the continued creation of new technologies. This means that there is a service proliferation and a continuous need to align new and existing technologies with current standards. Duplicate and competing standards all operate in a landscape of an equally rapidly changing threat landscape. This can be something of a ‘cat and mouse’ game for security professionals.

There is a wide range of technologies that exist. For example, they can be application-specific, depending on what we’re trying to achieve. Throughout the next few activities, the following will be covered:

  • specific technologies related to the local network environment

  • the wide area network environment, technologies such as social media and how they can work within our identity and access management system

  • cryptography and cryptographic controls.

Reflect and share: What technologies are you currently using? Share with your fellow learners.

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