COVID-19 and IAM – Changes and challenges ahead
While the world’s response to COVID-19 has typically been considered to be one of temporary measures to cope with pressing circumstances, deeper analysis suggests that it will have long‑standing structural implications on many aspects of our lives.
Many of those implications are hard to predict, and any attempt to compile a comprehensive list would likely prove ineffective. However, we foresee four major shifts that will have a significant impact on the positioning of IAM within organizations. Although some of the consequences originating from these trends are already becoming apparent, we believe that this is only the tip of the iceberg, and that Identity and Access Management (IAM) leaders should consider how these trends will impact their direct responsibilities in the mid to long term.
As an IAM leader, it is paramount that you do not only focus on the challenges that your organization is facing today but also on the upcoming challenges and opportunities. In order to be prepared for the challenges ahead, we advise you to take into account the following considerations.