Case studies in IAM security Course

IAM security is central to enterprise cybersecurity. Explore how IAM can go wrong through a series of case studies.

1 hour, 17 minutes

Course description

A failure in IAM security can allow an attacker to gain unauthorized access to sensitive and critical resources, and IAM can go wrong in a variety of different ways. This course walks through case studies of some of the most common mistakes and oversights in implementing and maintaining an IAM system.


Overview of IAM security case studies

Video - 00:02:00

Overview of the IAM security case studies course.
Enforcement failures

Video - 00:15:00

This video explores failures in IAM policy enforcement.
Management failures

Video - 00:17:00

This video describes how IAM can be mismanaged.
Authentication failures

Video - 00:22:00

This video investigates case studies of user authentication failures.
Provisioning failures

Video - 00:18:00

This video discusses how the identity provisioning process can go wrong.
Introduction to IAM security

Video - 00:04:00

This video introduces case studies in IAM security.

Meet the author

Howard Poston

Howard Poston is a copywriter, author, and course developer with experience in cybersecurity and blockchain security, cryptography, and malware analysis. He has an MS in Cyber Operations, a decade of experience in cybersecurity, and over five years of experience as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He is also the creator of over a dozen cybersecurity courses, has authored two books, and has spoken at numerous cybersecurity conferences. He can be reached by email at or via his website at

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