9. Updated Identity, Access Management Systems
In its 2013 Technology Vision document, management consulting firm Accenture said identity and access management systems are being updated to include better ways to authenticate users and authorize them to use systems based on their location, time of day and other factors. Systems that can put login attempts in context and make risk-based decisions based on certain behaviors could help thwart attackers using stolen account credentials, Accenture said. The systems are more complicated, but can build end-user profiles based on their daily activities. For example, an employee that rarely travels and suddenly attempts to login from a location in India would be challenged by the system.