Tag: Cybersecurity

“Aftershock” Attacks Up the Ante for Multifactor Authentication

MFA
Aftershocks, in geological terms, often occur in the vicinity of an earthquake; they can happen weeks, months, or even years after the original seismic event. Security experts warn that high-profile data breaches can also produce aftershocks, and multifactor authentication (MFA) is the best defense against these attacks. Aftershock attacks occur when hackers use credentials obtained in previous data breaches...

The Proper Role of Identity Management in Regulatory Compliance

IAM
According to Gartner’s “Survey Analysis: Trends in End-User Security Spending, 2017,” organizations are increasing their cybersecurity budgets due to fears of data breaches and related business risks. Regulatory compliance is also a top concern that’s driving security spending. Organizations face significant financial penalties if they fail to meet increasingly strict regulatory requirements for data security and privacy. The 2016...

Why the Internet of Things Needs Enterprise Asset Management

Asset management
The Internet of Things (IoT) makes it possible to turn virtually any object into a source of data. Machines can communicate and share data with each other without the need for human intervention and deliver a wide range of information to data centers for processing. Organizations can be alerted when equipment malfunctions or routine maintenance must be scheduled. Real-time...

The Opportunities and Challenges of Enterprise Asset Management

EAM
Emerging technologies and competitive pressures are driving increased interest in enterprise asset management (EAM). With the right strategy and an experienced partner, organizations can capitalize on the opportunities of EAM while minimizing its challenges. According to multiple industry reports, the market for EAM systems is experiencing steady growth. Scalar Market Research pegged the market at $3.89 billion in 2016...

New York’s New Security Rules Emphasize Identity and Access Management

NY Security
In September 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new regulations that established minimum security requirements for the protection of sensitive data in the financial services sector. The first state-mandated regulations of their kind in the nation, the new rules cover banks, insurance companies, and other financial services firms licensed by the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS),...

Data Manipulation: A More Troubling Problem than Data Theft

PAS
Many people are concerned about the theft of sensitive information, and rightfully so. According to the 2016 Identity Fraud study by Javelin Strategy and Research, identity theft cost U.S. consumers $15 billion in 2015. Businesses also fall victim to identity theft, to the tune of $221 billion worldwide each year. But a more insidious data security problem is gaining...

Automation Helps Meet Regulatory Requirements for Privileged Accounts

Automation
Privileged account security has become a focal point of many government and industry regulations. Take, for example, the latest version of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), which mandates security practices and controls that must be implemented by organizations that store, process, or transmit payment card data. PCI-DSS 3.2 requires that organizations change vendor-default passwords for privileged...

Why the IoT Needs IAM, Part 1: Rise of the Botnets

Clango
In the Internet of Things (IoT), billions of connected objects quietly collect and transmit data and perform a wide range of functions, generally without human intervention. Imagine vending machines that tell you when they need to be replenished, vehicles that schedule their own maintenance, and “smart home” products that let you lock your doors, control your thermostat, and peek...

The Intersection of Identity Management and Physical Security

IAM
Most people think of identity management as a tool for enhancing the security of systems, applications, networks, and data. By effectively managing user credentials, organizations can maintain strict control over access to IT resources and gain greater visibility into user behavior that could present a security threat. However, identity management can also play a role in strengthening physical security,...

Why IAM Is Often Put on the Back Burner and Why It Shouldn’t Be

Kabir
So, you’ve just been breached. Now what? Many questions come to mind. Is the breach contained? Who was behind it? Were they internal or external? How did they get in? What did they get? Depending on your organization’s level of sophistication in response to such incidents, a number of processes, controls, and workflows will be initiated and checked. Some...