It is a very easy thing to devise good laws; the difficulty is to make them effective.
—Bolingbroke, trying to interpret Sarbanes-Oxley
One of the big complaints about the book Moby Dick is that, right smack in the middle of it, the author digresses with a chapter on whaling. He interrupts the story about a kid named Ishmael to explain to you what this whaling thing is all about.
So here is the whaling chapter. Many, many IAM projects are now being launched because of regulatory compliance requirements. At the very least, your IAM project will have to contend with at least some aspects of compliance, so we’re going to digress on the subject. Compliance requires that companies put IAM in place, so it generates ...