Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) Uncovers Identity Security Shifts

The surge of new identities. The army of remote workers. The growth of cloud. New identity-focused cyberattacks.

Managing the ecosystem of identities in the modern enterprise has never been more challenging—or carried such high stakes.

This new landscape has quickly revealed new challenges and risks, such as phishing and other identity-related attacks. These are exacerbated by the remote-first workforce where the traditional network perimeter has been eroded—alongside the efficacy of traditional security measures. As a result, identity has emerged as the key focal point of the security strategies of most forward-looking enterprises.

The Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA), of which BeyondTrust is a contributing member organization, assembled this report to take a closer look at how security strategies are keeping up in real time. Using data collected from more than 500 IT security or identity and access management professionals, this report documents the real impact of identity-centric security within everyday organizations.

Dive into this report from the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) to discover how today’s organizations are progressing on their journey towards identity-centric security—and how far they have left to go.

Key Findings Include:

  • 84% of respondents experienced an identity-related breach in the past year.
  • 78% of respondents experienced direct business impacts due to identity-related breaches.
  • 96% reported that they could have prevented or minimized the breach by implementing identity-focused security outcomes.
  • 97% will be investing in identity-focused security initiatives.

Overall, 94% of identity and security professionals said their identity program had been included as an area of investment as part of other strategic initiatives in the past year related to cloud, Zero Trust, vendor management, digital transformation, and cyber insurance.

Identity Defined Security Alliance, "2022 Trends in Securing Digital Identities"

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