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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...

Why Does Identity and Access Management / Governance Matter?

IAM
The risks associated with insider-threat theft and data breaches are well known. At the very least we ought to be aware of who is currently able to access our information resources and operational controls. We need to understand the risks to the enterprise if information or access falls into the wrong hands, or is corrupted in some way. Whatever...

How Enterprise Asset Management Helps Enable Digital Transformation

MaxFactory
At the end of every year, IT industry analysts and research firms try to predict which technology trends will have the greatest impact in the coming months. Some of the top picks for 2017 include artificial intelligence and machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, 3-D printing, Blockchain, and wearables. Meanwhile, cloud computing will continue to grow unabated, and billions...

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 Identity Governance Must Be a Top Priority as EU Privacy Deadline Looms

Latest News
Any organization that controls or processes data on consumers in the European Union (EU) will soon be required to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The new law, which goes into effect May 25, 2018, is expected to have a sweeping impact on the data protection and privacy practices of companies worldwide. Those organizations that aren’t fully...

Using KPIs to Redefine IAM Success, Part 2

IAM
In part 1 of our series on Using KPIs to Redefine IAM Success, we began talking about why identity management projects fail — or at least why they are perceived to have failed. In most instances, organizations adopt identity management solutions to reduce the risk of unauthorized access to systems and data. However, criteria such as operational complexity and...

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...

How to Breeze Through a Maximo Upgrade with No Downtime

MaxFactory
In late 2014, IBM released version 7.6 of its Maximo product, with new features designed to increase efficiency and reliability. Maximo 7.6 has a new user interface with a customizable dashboard that displays the most relevant information at a glance. Under the hood are many improvements in functionality and reporting that enhance the value of this enterprise asset management...

Using KPIs to Redefine IAM Success, Part 1

IAM
“The global identity and access management market is expected to swell to $24.55 billion by 2022, according to a new report from Grand View Research, Inc.” – Grandview Research, “Identity And Access Management Market Analysis By Deployment, By End-Use and Segment Forecasts To 2022″ ~ Organizations are prioritizing investments in identity and access management (IAM). In a recent survey...

The Role of Context in ICS Security Risk Assessment

SCADA
In our last post Understanding the Security Risks of Industrial Control Systems we discussed the growing security threat to the Industrial Control Systems (ICS) used to support critical infrastructure and drive processes in a number of industry sectors. Increasingly, ICS components and systems are connected via the public Internet rather than private networks. Many of these components have weak...