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How to Boost Security by Gaining Greater Control over Passwords

Most organizations recognize the dangers posed by weak passwords and have implemented policies requiring users to follow password best practices. Enforcing those policies can be a challenge, however. Faced with a mind-boggling number of passwords to remember, users tend to use the same credentials for most or all applications, or simplify passwords to the point that they’re easy to...

Why Incident Response Needs Identity Management

In our last post, we discussed the importance of incident response in minimizing the cost of a data breach. Costs rise the longer it takes to identify a security event and mitigate the damage. An incident response plan creates a detailed process that speeds detection and resolution. Identification of an incident is not as straightforward as you might think....

How an Incident Response Plan Helps Reduce the Cost of a Security Breach

Incident Response
Data breaches are enormously expensive. According to data from the Ponemon Institute’s 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study, organizations paid $3.62 million on average to recover from security incidents in which sensitive data was compromised. That represents a 10 percent decline from the 2016 results — the first overall decrease in the history of the global study. Nevertheless, organizations...

The Most Common Cybersecurity Threats Impacting Organizations Today

Organizations face an increasing number of cybersecurity threats, taxing the ability of IT teams to protect their systems and networks. An understanding of the most common threats and sources of compromise enables them to focus their efforts and increase the odds of preventing a security breach. To that end, the SANS Institute conducted a survey of more than 250...

Why Identity Management Is Critical in Mergers and Acquisitions

IAM Mergers
Mergers and acquisitions are all about finding synergies that increase efficiency and shareholder value. However, M&A deals are inherently risky, requiring careful examination of a target company’s assets, liabilities, and vulnerabilities. Generally, the focus is on financials, but cybersecurity is playing an increasingly important role. EY recently released the 16th edition of its Global Capital Confidence Barometer, with data...

Employees’ Access Credentials Linger Long after They Leave

Employee Access
Identity and access management (IAM) has become the front line of security. To reduce the risk of data leaks and security incidents, organizations must ensure that only the right individuals have the right level of access to the right resources. IAM plays a particularly critical role in preventing the insider threats that pose the greatest security risk. One of...

GDPR Compliance Will Impact Physical Access Controls

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) places strict new security and privacy requirements on any data related to persons living in the EU. In documenting and managing such data, organizations should not overlook physical access control systems. As we noted in a previous post, physical security typically falls under the purview of a Chief Security Officer...

Enabling Identity Management for Microservices and Cloud-Native Apps

Cloud access security brokers (CASBs) enable organizations to extend their internal security policies to cloud-based applications and services. A CASB serves as a sort of gatekeeper, sitting between an organization’s onsite infrastructure and the cloud. It can be deployed as an on-premises software tool or a cloud-based service, and may use proxies or APIs to monitor traffic and enforce...

Authentication-as-a-Service Simplifies Single Sign-on and Access Controls

The cloud delivers many business benefits, including the ability to preserve capital, offload many IT operational tasks, implement new applications and services quickly, and tap into IT resources that might not otherwise be affordable. Thanks to these benefits, organizations are moving to the cloud in a big way. According to the RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud Report, the...

The Role of Identity Management in Healthcare Security

In our last post, we discussed some of the tech trends in healthcare that are having an impact on security. Beyond federal mandates for “meaningful use” of electronic health records (EHRs), healthcare organizations are employing technology tools to better engage with patients who expect to be treated more like customers. This is driving the adoption of monitoring devices, mobile...