4. Access Governance Tools
Access governance tools can help rein in costs by preventing unauthorized access to systems in the first place, Ponemon said. Access governance platforms can provide role-based user access and use behavioral analysis to spot suspicious login activity that could signal the use of stolen account credentials. Deprovisioning capabilities also can help business managers remove former employees from system access immediately after they depart the company. One word of caution: Experts tell CRN that identity and access management projects are often timely and costly endeavors.