Companies need better visibility into their ever-changing distributed environments "like never before," says Mike Kiser, director of strategy and standards at SailPoint. He discusses cloud governance, digital transformation and identities, and the importance of transparency in automation.
What are some challenges of shifting on-premises PAM to the cloud, and how should one go about it? Peter Gankin, head of identity and access management at Takeda, a Japanese multinational pharmaceutical company, shares his views.
Okta's competitive win rates and renewal rates weren't measurably affected by the Lapsus$ cyberattack that came to light in March. The company looked through hundreds of opportunities with customers and prospects to see if any of the potential sales had been delayed or canceled due to the breach.
Microsoft plans to roll out new decentralized identity and cloud infrastructure entitlement management products to extend secure access from users to workloads and apps. Microsoft Entra Permissions Management will be available on a stand-alone basis in July, and Verified ID will debut in August.
Accelerated digital transformation has only complicated the identity verification challenge for enterprises. But Chuck Moore of Early Warning says behavioral analytics and anomaly detection combined can reduce both fraud and the friction that can come with traditional authentication methods.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," Lisa Sotto, Jeremy Grant and ISMG editors discuss the significance of Apple, Google and Microsoft supporting the FIDO protocol's passwordless sign-in standard, progress made on Biden's cybersecurity executive order and updates on U.S. cybersecurity and privacy laws.
With zero trust and cloud infrastructures at the top of security practitioners' road maps, there has been an uptick in authorization-related initiatives. Security experts discuss the challenges of authorization and describe how firms can use authorization strategies to better protect themselves.
Identity experts urge the Biden administration to accelerate the deployment of mobile driver's licenses and ensure identity theft victims get direct assistance. These are among the four items experts say must be added to an upcoming executive order focused on preventing and detecting identity theft.
Private equity giant Thoma Bravo has agreed to purchase identity security powerhouse SailPoint for $6.9 billion in the sixth-biggest cybersecurity acquisition of all time. The deal will give SailPoint the flexibility needed to support its customers, expand its markets and accelerate innovation.
Keeping up with myriad data privacy and information security regulations has never been easy. Security mandates are complicated and constantly evolving. Adding to the complexity: organizations often face deadlines to meet compliance objectives – and fast.
Across industries and regions, compliance frameworks...
Expensive and destructive cyberattacks have become increasingly common for organizations of every size in every vertical, and the finance sector is particularly targeted. With the perimeter gone, we need to adopt a Zero Trust approach of assuming all access requests, including those from inside our network, are not to...
Okta says it should have notified customers of a breach earlier and that Lapsus$ compromised a laptop belonging to Sitel, a third-party customer support firm, via remote desktop protocol, enabling it to infiltrate Okta's network. Cybersecurity experts discuss the impact of the breach and offer mitigation advice.
In the coming weeks, U.S. President Joe Biden will announce a new executive order to prevent and detect identity theft involving public benefits. Jeremy Grant, coordinator of the Better Identity Coalition, discusses the challenges ahead for the government in combating criminal and identity fraud.
There is no successful digital business without utilizing digital identities. Digital identities of consumers, customers, business partners, employees, but also devices, things, or services are at the core of the digital business. Unfortunately, most digital identities reside in siloes. Building a modern identity...
After a merger or acquisition, integration of Identity and Access Management systems is one of the most pressing tasks for the IT team. For all the users, old and new, IT personnel need to give the right people the right access to the right resources, regardless of where the user’s identity is stored. When a large...