The recent pandemic has highlighted the pivotal role of digital transformation (DX) and hastened its pace in Asia/Pacific, boosting the demand for technologies like cloud, Internet-of-Things (IoT), big data analytics, and mobility, among others. Transforming into a “digital-first” organisation is increasingly the end goal to not only strengthen resilience against unforeseen crises but to support future growth.

Identity and privileged access management (PAM), is a cornerstone of organisations’ defence against attacks, protecting critical data, devices, endpoints, and other assets from being compromised, based on the principle of least privilege access. Across the Asia/Pacific (APAC) region, security investments into identity and PAM is the number 1 focus of investment for 2021 and beyond.2 Globally, PAM is expected to grow at a 9.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2020 to 2025.3

This IDC InfoBrief delves deeper into the topic and recommends best practices to mitigate and protect against cyber risks.