SIGS Special Interest Group
1st IAM Forum

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Target Audience Professionals which are interested in the topic Identity & Access Management

From Consultancies and Resellers/ Integrators are only technical peoples (which are involved in this topic in their daily job) allowed to take part – max. one participant per company. Vendors and people with a Sales/Marketing role are not authorized as participants.

CPE Credits Earn 4 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) for attending this SIGS forum. Please request a confirmation.
Location Hilton Zurich Airport Hotel
Hohenbuehlstrasse 10
8152 Opfikon-Glattbrugg

There are a lot of free park places available.
Train: railway station Zurich Airport – take the hotel shuttle

Date of Event 21st of March 2019
Further planned date for 2019: 5th of September, 26th of November 2019
Language English
Participation Costs Fr. 55.— per participants
Organization, presentations, beverages and apéro riche included



1:30 – 2:00 Registration & Coffee
2:00 – 2:30 Andy Heather, VP & Managing Director EMEA at Centrify

How Zero Trust Addresses the Top Cause of Breaches: Privilege Abuse
Four out of every five breaches involve privilege access abuse. The legacy approaches to privileged access management is inadequate to secure the new threatscape of the modern enterprise including cloud, DevOps, big data, microservices and containers, that all require a new approach to privilege access.

Learn how Zero Trust Privilege helps organisations grant least privilege access for these critical use cases to minimise the attack surface and stop the leading cause of breaches.

2:30 – 3:00 Dimitri Chichlo, former Senior IT Security Adviser at Union Bancaire Privée

Implementation of Role-Based Access Control in a mid-sized Financial Institution
Managing accesses represents an incredible organizational challenge. The usual way is to grant rights on a case by case basis, complicating the task of security administrators, often by copying rights that similar employees currently have or had in the past. Over time, risk is that employees accumulate undue privileges or that accounts are forgotten and not deactivated, leading to a higher insider risk or account hijacking by external attackers. The risk is even higher with IT employees who obviously have extended privileges.

The process of creation is often slow, leading to disgruntled managers and employees, whereas the removal process is unsound. Setting up RBAC can drastically reduce these risks and increase employees’ productivity. Discover through this case study the best practices in implementing RBAC and what were the lessons learned.

3:00 – 3:30 Aristeidis Matsokis, IT Business Process Specialist at Franke Management AG

“The journey from User Management to Identity Management” at Franke Group
The Franke Group introduced an IAM solution in 2014 to provide secure, reliable and efficient management and provisioning of accounts in IT systems, especially in SaaS and Cloud applications. The IAM solution is rolled out globally in 70 companies in 40 countries and is used by HR, IT, Finance and End Users. It controls 35+ target systems and relevant interfaces and processes.

The biggest challenges were the standardization of HR, Finance and IT processes, the reliable and efficient connection of target systems for provisioning and the respective data cleansing.

This presentation shows how these challenges were tackled at Franke and a successful and efficient operation of the IAM solution could be achieved.

3:30 – 4:15 Coffee Break
4:15 – 5:15 Rountable – follow up to “The journey from User Management to Identity Management at Franke Group”
by Aristeidis Matsokis, IT Business Process Specialist at Franke Management AG

5:15 – 6:00 Rountable

We will discuss the need from the market and the actual challenges. The speakers will support you with their experience.

Goal will be as well to define a list about the most important topics and challenges for further IAM Forums.

6:00 – open end Apéro Riche & Networking
The speakers will be onsite for Q&A


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