Also known as identity governance and identity management, identity security has become a critical aspect of most established business operations in this day in age.

Identity security safeguards all forms of identity in the company. It assumes that any identity (such as IT administrators, remote workers, third-party vendors, devices, and applications) has the potential to gain privileges under certain circumstances, though, and this provides a gateway for attackers to access a company’s most precious assets. Access should be granted while adequately controlled, focusing on both enablement and security. Identity security entails implementing rules to control access throughout the digital identity’s lifespan and setting up and defining user roles.

A comprehensive identity security strategy ensures that every identity is correctly authenticated, authorized with the appropriate permissions, and given structured access to privileged assets. To ensure the whole process is solid, companies must carry out the procedures in a fashion that can be audited (or accounted for). In addition, identity security allows organizations to safeguard access across any device, anywhere, and at the perfect moment. This way, they won’t have to pick between security and productivity.

Why Must Organizations Focus on Identity Security?

Eight out of ten breaches are identity-driven, according to research from CrowdStrike Overwatch. Additionally, these recent attacks often avoid the conventional cyber death chain by immediately using stolen credentials to carry out lateral moves and launch larger, more devastating assaults.

Unfortunately, identity-driven assaults are very difficult to detect. Using traditional security methods and techniques, it is sometimes exceedingly challenging to distinguish between a genuine user’s activity and that of a hacker. Once a user’s credentials and date have been compromised, an attacker disguises themselves as that user.

The final line of defense for corporations is instant identity security. These solutions are meant to combat attackers who have discovered ways to get around existing security measures like endpoint detection and response technologies. 

Features of Instant ID

  • Photograph: Verifying a cardholder’s identification is fast and simple with this type of ID card.
  • Signature: The addition of a signature on ID cards aids in preventing fraud. Adding a signature to an ID card also simplifies verification for jobs that often demand physical signatures.
  • Data Encoding: Data encoding enables important data to be saved and accessed in a tamper-resistant method, including ID numbers, additional photographs, biometric data, etc. A magnetic strip included inside the ID card is often used to encode data.
  • Color-Shifting Designs: Users of Sigma ID card printers may print transparent, color-shifting graphics using the Entrust lustrous color panel ribbon without needing extra steps.
  • Smart Cards: The industry-leading Entrust FIPS 201-compliant card is a feature of Entrust smart cards. The most recent chip technology reduces card issue time by several minutes. In addition, it speeds up tap-and-sign transactions on tablets by enabling authentication and signature procedures to take well under a second.
  • Tactile Impressor: These are ID cards with designs that can be touched and seen. When someone tries to tamper with them, the tactile element might be a brand, seal, or different pattern.


For more information, contact Higgins Corporation at 800.486.1312 to speak to an Identity Expert.