Workday : Security Use Cases - Adaptive Shield

Top Security Use Cases


HR and Finance departments around the world use Workday to manage payroll, benefits, and employees. Workday’s powerful financial management and human capital management systems provide a single resource for collaboration and enable decision-making based on real-time data.

How Adaptive Shield Helps Secure Workday

Workday deploys industry-leading safeguards and continually monitors its system, protecting sensitive financial and employee data from exposure. When configured correctly, data contained within Workday is secured and safe. Adaptive Shield enhances that protection through continuous security checks that identify configuration drifts that could expose Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and financial data.

Limit Overprivileged Users

Map users’ roles to detect permission sprawl and identify over-privileged users
Group users by roles and permissions
Identify users with access to multiple domains
Identify unfunctional users with high permissions who are inactive

Enforce a Strong Access Control Policy

Prevent unauthorized users from accessing sensitive employee and financial data
Enforce MFA
Implement a limited MFA grace period
Enforce a 15-minute automated session timeout for inactive users

Silo Workday Data Effectively

Limit the number of domains granted to a security group
Identify security groups with access too many domains
Remove unnecessary domains from the security group

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