The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of this week’s police takedowns of Emotet and Netwalker cybercrime operations. Also featured: Updates on passwordless authentication and the use of deception technology.
There are hundreds of billions of passwords in the world
today, with more being created every day. In fact, the
average business user maintains an astounding average
of 191 passwords.1 Unfortunately, these passwords represent
a fundamentally weak link in most organizations because
they will always be...
PASSWORDS ARE FATALLY FLAWED. EVERYONE KNOWS IT.
Eliminating passwords completely is the only answer –
not using stronger passwords, password vaults, or adding
friction with multi-factor authentication. But eliminating
passwords is just the beginning.
Don't Stop At Passwordless Authentification. Implement...
What really makes a "strong" password? And why are your end-users tortured with them in the first place? How do hackers crack your passwords with ease? And what can/should you do about your authentication methods?
For decades, end-users have borne the brunt of the password tyranny, a result of the IT industries'...
Organizations with largely remote workforces must strengthen their dynamic authentication processes to enhance security, says Sridhar Sidhu, senior vice president and head of the information security services group at Wells Fargo.
The Forrester Report outlines 10 core functional areas of identity management and governance (IMG) and provides the best practices for building and operationalizing an effective IMG program across each functional area.
Key Findings of the report:
Rightsize user roles to overcome overprovisioned group...
According to Gartner security and risk management (SRM) leaders responsible for identity and access management (IAM) and fraud detection should "Target a SaaS or cloud-based deployment first, dropping back to on-premises only if there are specific needs that cannot be overcome or addressed."
Key Findings of...
The healthcare industry is subject to strict privacy-protection
obligations. Weak controls over access to data can lead to
unauthorized sharing of patient data at best and to disruption to
healthcare delivery at worst. At a larger scale, the hospitals and
other healthcare delivery institutions can be shut down by...
The Public Sector’s Path to Modern Customer
Over a decade ago, the federal government recognized the need for greater security through identity management by instituting the Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) architecture. FICAM comprises the tools, policies, and systems that allow an...
Compliance is the goal of nearly all privacy and internal controls in financial services. But compliance is just the start.
While there are certain non-negotiables in your identity and access management (IAM), you need more than that, including:
Certain functionalities for your institution’s unique...
Cybersecurity has long been a
challenge across industries. Now that
most organizations are firmly in the age
of digital transformation, protecting
against threats is increasingly complex
but also crucial to shield against
financial and reputational damage.
With hybrid infrastructures accommodating
After careful consideration, your organization has decided to streamline its access management process
and upgrade its legacy systems with a privileged access management (PAM) solution. It’s a significant step
that will reshape and improve the identity access management (IAM) efforts across your operation...
In 2020, the "zero trust" conversation evolved from "What is it?" to "How do we achieve a zero trust architecture?" Chase Cunningham, principal analyst serving security and risk professionals at Forrester, offers an outlook for what we can expect in 2021.
What's needed to make a shift from traditional IAM to CIAM? To start, an organization needs to look at fraud detection solutions and risk-based authentication technologies such as device intelligence and behavioral biometrics, says David Britton of Experian.