Higher Ed's Complex and Continuous Identity Churn
Managing identity lifecycles for non-employees (such as professors, researchers, students, exchange students, vendors, volunteers, and even “things” like such as service accounts) in higher education organizations is very challenging due to the complexity of the environment. In particular, there is a lot of identity churn as the majority of the population only plans to be associated with the organization for four years (or less), many of them will have multiple roles/relationships (student, teaching assistant, researcher) in short and sometimes overlapping periods of time, and advanced research could bring together resources from both inside and outside of the organization.
Higher education needs to provide their third-party, non-employees with access to the right data, internal systems, and physical assets in a timely manner while at the same time ensuring these users are thoroughly vetted, don’t receive more access than they need, and most importantly, their access is terminated once it is no longer required. A higher education organization must consider stringent compliance and regulatory governance and be prepared for audits of their laboratories and research centers.
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SecZetta Can Help
Our solutions provide a comprehensive set of capabilities that help higher education organizations improve the operational efficiency and reduce the cost and risk of managing third party identities. Of particular importance to higher education organizations is the ability to manage bulk uploads for new users, support advanced lifecycle management as the same individual may have multiple roles with the organization, and most of all, maintain the safety and security of the community.
With SecZetta, higher ed organizations have better transparency into the dynamic relationships they have with each individual third-party identity and are thus able to make well-informed, risk-based decisions about provisioning, verifying, and deprovisioning access.
- Increase Operational Efficiency
- Timely, accurate, and actionable information from a centralized, authoritative source for non-employee data
- Collaboration hubs enable internal & external resources to input information needed for third parties
- “No-code” design allows users to customize portals and workflows without technical resource support
- Workflows accelerate onboarding, simplify audits, and enable timely deprovisioning
- Standardized APIs ease integrations for: HRIS, IGA, IAM, vendor, and risk management systems
- Cut Costs
- Automate time-consuming and costly manual processes with customizable workflows
- Speed time to value for new non-employees with accurate and efficient provisioning
- Cut the high cost of maintaining non-employee data in HR and contingent labor systems
- Reduce the risk and costs associated with misclassification of employees and co-employment violations
- Stop supporting costly proprietary systems that struggle to meet evolving requirements
- Reduce Risk
- Risk ratings can be assessed for individual third-party identities
- Automated workflows can be created to support identity re-validation audits
- Transparency into third-party relationships results in less over-provisioning and timelier deprovisioning
- Standardized APIs ease integrations for identity proofing, licensing validation, and credentialing systems
- An authoritative source for third parties helps avoid misclassification or co-employment
- Audits can be streamlined, reducing manual processes