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Why Continuous Mapping of Your Identity & Access Posture Is So Crucial For a Zero Trust Approach

Updated: Mar 6


A recent Medium post by a cybersecurity engineer at John Hancock Financial Services so clearly outlined why it’s such a foundational need to identify and protect ALL identities within an organization. From the perspective of someone with lengthy technology and financial experience, the post reiterates that without knowing the identities within an organization, one can’t possibly adequately protect their own data, let alone customer data.


This awareness is a vital part of the zero-trust approach – and, unfortunately, blind spots are all-too-often lurking within enterprises – just under our noses. These unidentified identity-related blind spots are lying in wait and can quickly translate into a mega cybersecurity headache. But if an organization creates a process of continuously mapping its identity and access posture within their dynamic, ever-changing environment, they’ll find themselves in a far better starting position to create a cybersecurity program that’s based on sound knowledge and real-time information. In this way, an organization’s zero trust framework remains up to date.


As the Medium post emphasizes, it’s the constant monitoring of identities that make for a sound zero-trust policy. There’s little chance that occasional monitoring of identities will be effective in protecting an organization against cybercriminals using stolen credentials (as just one example).


Automated, constant mapping of an organization’s identity and access posture is a core enabler of zero trust. It’s the starting point for fortifying a business on the spot, as users and systems do their job. Never miss any identity and asset as part of a dynamic zero trust platform.


Learn more about AuthMind’s continuous identity & asset posture mapping capabilities by scheduling a demo.