Cloud IAM: Integration Issues

Mark Perry, CTO of Ping Identity, on Key Factors to Consider
Cloud IAM: Integration Issues
Mark Perry, chief technology officer-APAC, Ping Identity

A major misconception about cloud IAM is that it's easy to implement, says Mark Perry, CTO for APAC at Ping Identity. Implementation poses challenges, and cloud IAM must be carefully integrated with other systems, he says.

Security practitioners need to include cloud IAM as part of the overall identity management strategy and integrate with existing on premises applications and legacy systems using Open ID Connect - a simple identity layer - and Security Assertion Markup Language to provide single sign-on access, he says in an interview with Information Security Media Group.

"It's really important that people look at cloud IAM as part of an overall strategy and that enterprise architecture comes into play here - and not just focus on getting something working for the sake of it," Perry says.

In this interview (see audio link below photo), Perry offers insights on:

  • Managing on-boarding and ongoing lifecycle management of identities;
  • Integrating cloud IAM with security;
  • The challenges in deploying cloud IAM.

Perry, the Australia-based chief technology officer-APAC at Ping Identity, works closely with companies implementing open banking. In 2018, he was appointed to the Australian government advisory committee for consumer data rights, which is defining the open banking standards for implementation in 2019. Previously, he worked at IBM, Netscape, Sun Microsystems and Oracle. Perry is a founding member of IDPro, an organization representing identity security professionals.


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