Access governance simplifies compliance

Nadine Arendse
Johannesburg, 13 Jan 2012

Globally, pressure is being applied from the highest levels of corporate and government organisations to implement controls that address governance, risk and compliance requirements.

This is according to Andrew Whittaker, senior consultant at Ubusha Technologies, who is a speaker at the ITWeb Risk, Governance and Compliance Conference. In conjunction with Vodacom, he will present a case study to illustrate how access governance can be used to improve IT governance, as well as achieve compliance.

Access governance assured solutions are Web-based solutions that allow IT to centralise and manage access to resources. They aim to enable IT companies to improve security, reduce risk and ensure compliance.

These solutions provide the organisation with automated mechanisms for gaining control over identities, where access assignment is securely managed, audited and reported on, he says.

At its highest level, an access governance assured solution is vital to achieving legislative compliance and good governance within the environment in which ICT organisations operate, Whittaker says.

Benefits of this type of solution are flexibility and ease of use. Additionally, there are strong local skills available for solution deployment support, as a managed service offering, he says.

The ITWeb Risk, Governance and Compliance Conference will take place on 21 February, at The Forum, in Bryanston. Highlights include the role of IT from a governance perspective, compliance and risk implications of moving data into the cloud, and key IT legal risks that need to be addressed.

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