Identity and access management is a framework of business processes, policies and technologies that facilitates the management of electronic or digital identities. With an IAM framework in place, information technology (IT) managers can control user access to critical information within their organizations. Systems used for IAM include single sign-on systems, two-factor authentication, multifactor authentication and privileged access management. These technologies also provide the ability to securely store identity and profile data as well as data governance functions to ensure that only data that is necessary and relevant is shared. To avoid complexities in the IAM implementation process and to have a clear path of progress while staying true to project goals and outcomes, a stage-wise procedure is recommended. Ascent InfoSec provides professional cybersecurity consulting and managed security services to mid-size & large-size companies and public sector & educational organizations.