Addressing Unique IAM Challenges in Higher Education

A person identifying himself as recently hired faculty member calls an academic department to ask his email and course management system access to be enabled early. Logging into the account management system to add new information, the assistant notices the department head coming in and explains the situation. The head quickly grabs the phone and hangs up, saying, “We haven’t hired any new faculty this year.”

The preceding scenario illustrates how some of the elements that go into security and identity management affect a campus’s ability to deal with security processes and policies challenges.

Identification, authentication,

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