IAM (Identity and Access Management) is one of the most important yet complicated layers of cloud security. To add insult to injury, each major cloud provider (AWS, Azure, GCP) handles IAM differently, requiring cloud security professionals to learn different capabilities, restrictions, and terminology when managing IAM in a given environment. With infrastructure cloudification growing in depth and breadth, cloud security professionals – even if they’re not currently working in a multi-cloud environment – will want to, and should, gain proficiency in the IAM of different CSPs.
Where to begin? In this post, we provide the ultimate cloud IAM overview, comparing AWS, Azure, and GCP. After reading the blog post, you will have a foundational understanding of the IAM cloud security of the major providers.