CGR Foundation
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Just in Time Access to

CGR Foundation

Implementing just in time access to CGR Foundation improves cloud security, reduces risk, and optimizes operational efficiency in data management.

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Time-bound admin role escalations

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Temporary access that is revoked when no longer needed

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Faster access for employees and contractors

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Audit logs for access reviews

What is Just in Time Access?

Just-In-Time (JIT) access is a cybersecurity approach that grants temporary access to resources only exactly when a user needs them. The access is then revoked immediately after the user completes the task requiring access. This method reduces the chances of unauthorized access, providing additional security for sensitive data or systems.

Benefits of Just in Time Access to

CGR Foundation

1. Enhanced Least Privilege Access: Just in time access bestows the principle of least privilege by temporarily granting user access and privileges only when they are needed. This prevents accumulation and overuse of privileged access, reducing the risk of unauthorized data access or manipulation in the CGR Foundation's sensitive resources.

2. Reduction in Insider Threats: Just in time privilege escalation significantly reduces the likelihood of insider threats, as user permissions can be escalated on an as-needed basis, thereby limiting unwanted access to privileged information. This assures CGR Foundation of a secure environment by minimizing the potential attack surface for internal users.

3. Increase in Operational Efficiency: The on-demand nature of just in time access fosters operational efficiency. Investments such as access provisioning processes are avoided as the need for permanent privileged access is eliminated, freeing up resources for more strategic tasks in the CGR Foundation.

4. Facilitated Auditing for Compliance: Implementing just in time privilege escalation makes it easier to audit and ensures compliance with the industry standards. It ensures that all transactions are recorded and traceable, making it simpler for CGR Foundation to identify who had access to what information and when, significantly easing the auditing process.

Use Cases for Just in Time Access to

CGR Foundation

1. System Maintenance: In the event of necessary system updates or troubleshooting, just-in-time admin access allows IT staff to quickly access and make necessary changes to the system, while limiting prolonged access to sensitive information.

2. Incident Response: During cybersecurity incidents, just-in-time admin access provides an effective means to quickly grant access to incident response teams, enabling rapid response to potential threats and minimizing potential damage.

3. Audit and Compliance Tasks: Just-in-time admin access can be handy for internal or external audit teams who require temporary access to complete audit tasks, check compliance, adjust system configurations, or review system logs, thereby ensuring the secure and efficient execution of the audit.

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How to Implement Just in Time Access to

CGR Foundation

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1. Planning.

  • Assessment
    Start by identifying who needs access, what resources are required, and the reasons. Take note of current access rights and evaluate whether they can be reduced or eradicated. Consider using an entitlement discovery tool for enhanced visibility.
  • Policy creation
    reate explicit policies for both providing and revoking access. Develop guidelines that detail who can request access, under what conditions, and for how long. For positions with elevated privileges, establish time-limited parameters.
  • Source of truth
    Synchronize your JIT access platform with an Identity Provider, such as Okta, Google Workspace, Azure AD, OneLogin – acting as the definitive reference for identities. Favor adding and subtracting individual identities over shared accounts, fostering improved authorization control and audit precision.

2. Execution.

  • Self-service access requests
    Streamline the process by enabling users to lodge access requests through the system, instead of through individuals. Boost adoption rates by integrating with IM platforms like Slack or MS Teams. Ensure requests contain details of who's asking, the necessary service/resource/role, duration, and the justification.
  • Approval procedures
    JIT access enables organizations to delegate permission to individuals who have a business context. Often, resource owners and business unit managers possess a better context than IT helpdesks. Use communication platforms for swift responses, providing approvers with all essential information for an informed decision.
  • Conditional approval workflows
    Incorporate your predefined policies into workflows that set access rights. Assign if-then conditions for streamlined management, such as: IF identity group “X” requests access to “Y”, seek approval from “Z” and notify “M”.
  • Integrations
    Consider connecting JITA with other IT and security platforms for added flexibility; link with IT ticketing systems for automated access based on ticket status. Collaborate with data classification systems to modify policies based on data sensitivity. Collaborate with on-call scheduling software for automated approvals during crises. Use training platforms to provide access based on training completion.
  • Automated provisioning and depovisioning
    It's vital to thoroughly understand CGR Foundation to effectively grant and revoke granular access automatically within the service. This enables automated depovisioning of access, integral to JIT access and the principle of least privilege access (POLP). Ideally, you would manage all permissions in one location, eliminating the need to create or manage a different environment for each application in your organization.
  • Access Methods
    For CGR Foundation JIT Access, APIs are the best choice due to their flexible and real-time capabilities, but a mixed approach may be necessary, like using SAML for authentication, SCIM for user provisioning, and APIs for two-factor access control decisions.

3. Maintenance.

  • Regular audits
    Occasionally review access logs to verify that JIT access operates as anticipated. Look for any peculiar patterns or actions either directly or by feeding the logs into your SIEM.
  • User training
    Educate users, emphasizing privileged users, about the significance of least privilege, JIT Access, and its functionality. Make sure users are aware of how to ask for access as needed.
  • Feedback loop
    Regularly review your JIT access practices. Gather feedback from users and IT personnel to comprehend where enhancements can be implemented.

Adhering to this systematic approach, you can effectively execute a robust Just-in-Time Access system for CGR Foundation.

Temporary JIT Access to

CGR Foundation

with Entitle

Entitle provides self-serve access requests, flexible policy workflows, and automated provisioning, to restrict unneeded access across cloud infra and SaaS.

Entitle has a native integration with

CGR Foundation

Entitle has an IdP integration with

CGR Foundation

Native integration
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IdP integration
Add/remove users from groups in an identity provider
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HR-driven birthright policies
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Full audit trails and access reviews
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Fine-grained visibility of permissions
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Fine-grained, ephemeral provisioning of permissions
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Manage temporary access to

CGR Foundation

with Entitle

  • Bundles offer the ability to amalgamate diverse resources within CGR Foundation and from various applications into a single access request.
  • Quick and easy implementation means Entitle is working for you within minutes, with full roll-out achievable in just a few days.
  • Our solution integrates natively with over 100 popular cloud services and applications right out of the box.
  • As an API-first company, we excel in delivering a swift, customizable service that enhances your access speed.
  • Our platform smoothly integrates with many systems including on-call schedules, ticketing systems, HRIS and more, accelerating and simplifying access.
  • Entitle streamlines governance by automating provision: from regulatory user access reviews to tasks related to rules compliance, we've got it covered.

"I like Entitle because it’s one of those tools I can set up and forget about. I never have to go into it and it just works."

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Mike Morrato
CISO and Global Head of IT,
Noname Security

CGR Foundation

What is

CGR Foundation

The CGR Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to provide support and resources for research and education in the areas of health and environmental sustainability. It was established with the vision to positively impact and improve human health and environmental conditions around the globe. Another key objective of the foundation is to encourage collaboration between researchers, practitioners, and educators.

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What is Entitle?

Entitle is how cloud-forward companies provide employees with temporary, granular and just-in-time access within their cloud infrastructure and SaaS applications. Entitle easily integrates with your stack, offering self-serve access requests, instant visibility into your cloud entitlements and making user access reviews a breeze.

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