Find the definition of the most commonly used cyber security terms in our glossary below.

What is Identity and Access Management in cyber security?

Manages digital identities and their access to systems and resources.

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a framework of policies and technologies that manage digital identities and control their access to systems, applications, and data within an organization. IAM systems authenticate and authorize users, ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to the right resources at the right time. IAM encompasses processes such as user provisioning, authentication, authorization, and lifecycle management. Effective IAM helps organizations enhance security, streamline access management, and comply with regulatory requirements.