Real ID-Compliant – A Must for all Residents

Real ID-Compliant – A Must for all Residents

Starting October 1, 2020, every State and Territory Resident will need to present a REAL ID-compliant license/ID or another acceptable form of identification (like a passport or passport card) for boarding commercial aircraft.  This new compliance regulation is based on a law passed after 9/11. A single national standard for all 50 states is being created and in most states, there is a gold or black star on the front of the license, that will signify it is compliance ready. The Federal Agency is looking at eliminating airline terrorism by increasing requirements to obtain documents granting access to domestic planes.


Drawing parallel to the above, in order to ensure best practices, and maintain a healthy IT security posture. the cyber security industry, regulates that companies must ensure regulatory compliance such as:

  • SOX
  • PCI

To be IT security regulatory compliant organizations must have a good identity and access management (IAM) solution.  IAM solution offers best compliance support with various security features which will meet up the regulatory requirements.  IAM solutions allows administrators to specify strict access protocols to control which networks and resources users can use, and how they can use them.

To sum up, the software gives greater visibility and governance over what employees can and cannot do. When you select or choose an IAM vendor, ensure that the vendor has a long-term strategy plan, and also can provide your organization with a fully regulatory compliant solution. Industry readiness and vendors readiness is seen working closely, and solutions are built to ensure that meets regulatory standards.

As for residents of various states compliance norms needs to be adhered when boarding a flight, likewise it is important for organizations to see that their IT security is healthy and stay compliant.