Zero Trust: IAM best practices to protect growing businesses

The rapidly changing threat landscape has impacted small to midsized businesses in every industry globally. To effectively protect your organization, it’s important to strengthen your overall security posture with a scalable approach to identity and access management (IAM). In this webinar, you’ll learn best practices and understand how other SMBs have implemented a zero trust approach in Atlassian Cloud.

Growing businesses have become a leading target for cyberattacks. In the 2023 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, 54% of security incidents at small to midsize businesses resulted in compromised credentials. Proactively defending against unauthorized access to your company’s applications and data requires a comprehensive and scalable identity and access management (IAM) strategy. This strategy should follow zero trust best practices and incorporate a mix of people, processes, and technology to improve your security posture and meet your regulatory compliance requirements.

Accelerate Atlassian product onboarding and reduce manual IAM tasks with Atlassian Guard Standard, a centralized IAM solution that covers all of your Atlassian cloud products. Hear directly from product and customer teams about the ways in which current customers have adopted a zero trust approach to IAM at their organization.

During the session, you’ll learn:

  • Best practices for implementing zero trust principles at growing small to midsize businesses
  • How to make small – but impactful – IAM changes across people, processes, and technology
  • How Atlassian Guard Standard can help reduce error-prone tasks and improve your overall IAM security posture


Sudesh Peram

Group Product Manager, Atlassian Access

Sudesh Peram is a product leader at Atlassian with over a decade decade of experience in identity, security and trust. He loves working with enterprises to help them up-level their security thinking as well as devising actionable strategies that protect their users and data.

Giovani Cruzara

Senior Support Engineer

With over a decade of experience in the Information Technology field, Giovani has held various roles including a Technical Support Lead and Incident Manager. He currently works as a Senior Support Engineer on the Confluence and Access Support (CAST) team at Atlassian. In addition to his professional roles, he also takes on academic responsibilities as a Guest Professor/Lecturer, sharing knowledge on Agile Methodologies and Technology Adoption with postgraduate students.

For his education, he received his Bachelor's degree in Information Systems in 2015. From 2017 to 2019, he pursued further education, earning a Master's in Business Administration with a research focused on the digital transformation and implementation of novel technologies in Small and Medium Enterprises. To continue his education, he undertook a Ph.D. in Business Administration from 2019 to 2022, with a research centered on technology adoption, risk, and cybersecurity in Financial Institutions.

Taylor Lewis

Product Marketing Manager

Taylor Lewis is a Product Marketing Manager at Atlassian. Leveraging several years of experience across security, cloud databases, and identity and access management, her current focus is now centered on IAM in Atlassian Cloud. Taylor is passionate about security and helping organizations implement strategies and find solutions that support their unique requirements across cloud or hybrid environments.