Many security blogs will say that when it comes to pinpointing weak links on your network, users are No. 1. For instance, user accounts can often get exploited due to poor company policies such as mismanaged access network controls, or when the accounts of departed employees are neglected and not shut down after they leave the company (making them a welcome mat for attackers).
That is why having a process in place to automatically provision and deprovision user accounts across your company’s technology stack is so important. It’s vital to stay on top of this regardless of your company size, especially in a time when employees are changing jobs more frequently. Unfortunately, most companies can’t keep up with the tasks needed to do this manually. That’s where security orchestration and automation comes in. As we explain in our recent Security Orchestration and Automation (SOAR) Playbook, some of these tedious (yet important) tasks can be built into automated workflows, making the process more scalable.
Check out our SOAR playbook for a step-by-step rundown on how to build out your SOAR program and automate user provisioning and deprovisioning.
1. Seamless onboarding: Automating the provisioning of new accounts
Your HR team worked hard to acquire a new hire, and now it’s your job to ensure they have the right level of access at ..