IAM - Identity and Access Management Home Cybersecurity Dictionary IAM - Identity and Access Management IAM is the processes, technology, and people used to create, manage, authenticate, control, and remove the permissions a user (internal, external, and customer) has to corporate technology resources. To perform their job functions, internal IT users need to be granted access to corporate systems and applications. Similarly, an organization's customers need to be given access to web facing applications in order to complete any number of approved interactions. For all of these instances, IAM is an important function to help manage user interactions and prevent cyber security incidents through the abuse of credentials. Some of the most common components of an IAM program include single sign on (SSO), access management, and user authentication. Related TermsPAM - Privileged Access ManagementSSO - Single Sign OnIGA - Identity Governance and Admin2FA (2-factor authentication) and MFA (multi-factor authentication) Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS PRESS RELEASE October 27, 2016 Optiv Security Achieves HITRUST CSF Assessor Designation for Healthcare Organizations Denver – October 27, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that it has received HIT... See Details Read more about Optiv Security Achieves HITRUST CSF Assessor Designation for Healthcare Organizations DOWNLOAD February 22, 2016 Understanding Data Flow and Achieving HIPAA Compliance Uniting consistent process and strict standards for network security. See Details Read more about Understanding Data Flow and Achieving HIPAA Compliance How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.