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Identity and Access Management Governance

Time 09/27/16 01:30PM-02:20PM

Room Chopin

Session Abstract

This session demonstrates effective use of Governance bodies for implementing successful Identity and Access Management programs in Higher Education. The IAM Governance program at George Washington University is used to showcase how IT can establish and leverage relationships with various stakeholders within an Institution to develop a strong Governance function for an important area of Information Security.
The Higher Education industry presents a number of challenges for establishing an Identity and Access Management program:
- An Identity can have multiple active roles at any given point in time.
- The increasing number of information security breaches require better Access Management policies.
- The large number of on-premise or hosted applications that are used across the University increases the risk levels for information theft.
Engaging stakeholders from across the University to participate in the Governance body for Identity and Access management (with respect to student, employee and alumna life-cycles), helps the University in raising Information security awareness and empowers data owners to be the stewards of access management policies for the organization. Business process owners help in crafting Access Management policies which results in greater ownership and responsibility towards ensuring a successful Information Security program.


Speaker Roopa Chowbey George Washington University, The

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Speaker Roopa Chowbey George Washington University, The

Primary track Information Security

Secondary tracks Trust and Identity

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