Governance & Risk Management , Identity & Access Management , Identity Governance & Administration

The Right Way to Change Your Identity Service Providers

Takeda's Head of Security Authentication Discusses the Process and Challenges
Markus Kalka, head of security authentication services at Takeda

Consolidating identity service providers isn't an easy undertaking - but leaving an organization hanging with multiple vendors can be risky. Markus Kalka walks viewers through the consolidation process he oversaw as head of security authentication services at Japanese multinational pharmaceutical company Takeda.

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"At Takeda, we actually had three identity providers - two on-premises and one on the cloud," Kalka says. The company had three providers because of previous acquisitions and because it hadn’t completed the migration process - reasons Kalka says are common among companies.

"At Takeda, we identified the risks and decided to come up with a brand-new identity provider serving SSO and MFA," he says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Kalka also discusses:

  • Why having multiple service providers is risky;
  • What process to follow to change your identity service providers;
  • The challenges to expect along the way.

Kalka is head of security authentication services at Takeda, a Japanese multinational pharmaceutical company. He is responsible for identity management, single sign-on and certificates. He has also served as M&A lead for the IAM space, leading a global integration of a company with about 6,000 employees.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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