Certified Identity and Security Technologist (CIST)® professionals are increasingly needed to address the growing needs of businesses to counter threats, meet various requirements, and mitigate risks through technical products.
The increased need for identity management and information security technologists arises from the requirements of many parties. More systems are connected to each other and communicate with one another, consumers are demanding easy access to data and transactions without having to remember multiple passwords, companies want more security, improved identity services, and useful information about their customers, and regulators want accurate and timely identification of individuals, privacy, and transaction tracking and reporting to name a few. The rise in high profile attacks by highly technical cyber hackers which result in stolen business and consumer private data has led to increased pressures on businesses to take action and while businesses need to address these risks, they must have access to IAM and security products to mitigate risks in the most cost effective and efficient manner.
However, for businesses to be successful, Certified Identity and Security Technologist (CIST)® professionals are needed to define the technical product objectives and set the strategic direction to develop or deploy various identity management and security products and counter hacker threats, streamline identity services, and design logging and reporting tools. The CIST professionals are technology focused for solving today’s complex issues. They are the identity, access, and security management technology product experts.