The identity and access management strategy for the remote workforce should ensure contextual authentication to establish the credentials of the users, apply risk-based authentication for measuring user risk profiles, and establish a multifactor authentication mechanism, a panel of experts says.
As more organizations rely more heavily on cloud-based applications as a result of a remote workforce, they must avoid taking identity and access management shortcuts, says James Gosnold of the cloud consultancy CloudKubed, who calls for the addition of another layer of authentication.
The massive shift to remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic means more organizations are adopting the "zero trust" model, taking such steps as implementing proper access controls, monitoring user behavior and building data governance policies.
Mphasis, the IT service management company, has made many adjustments to its risk management strategy - including wider use of multifactor authentication - as a result of more staff members working from home, says Sethu S. Raman, senior vice president and chief risk officer.
ARCHER, a British high-performance computing system for academic and theoretical research, has been offline since May 11, when a "security incident" forced the University of Edinburgh to take down the supercomputer. The security incident also affected supercomputers in other parts of Europe, university officials say.
The COVID-19 pandemic caught many global enterprises by surprise. But as they prepare to emerge from quarantine and reopen their doors, they are taking a thoughtful approach to bolstering cybersecurity for on-premise and remote workers alike. Pamela Kubiatowski of Zscaler shares insights.
Security experts and law enforcement officials have long argued that paying ransoms doesn't pay. For starters, it directly funds the cybercrime ecosystem and makes it attractive for criminals to keep launching ransomware attacks.
What does workforce authentication look like today? And as this remote workforce becomes the norm, how do you envision workforce authentication in five years? These are the questions posed by Jeff Carpenter of HID Global in an upcoming roundtable discussion.
Enterprises are approaching customer identity and access management from multiple angles, and maturity is growing. These are takeaways from a recent roundtable discussion of CIAM myths and realities. Keith Casey of Okta discusses this event and his vision of CIAM.
In a video interview, a panel of experts describes why implementing a "zero trust" architecture for the remote workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic requires redefining access control and security strategies.
Microsegmentation is an essential element of a "zero trust" approach to security, says Ritesh Mishra, global head, IT infrastructure and security at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, who explains why in this interview.
Web hosting giant GoDaddy confirms that a data breach has affected about 28,000 of its customers' web hosting accounts, according to a news report. The company has reset passwords and usernames for some customers as a precaution, although it says no data appears to have been altered.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a private organization that helps self-regulate brokerage firms and exchange markets in the U.S., warns that a "widespread, ongoing" phishing campaign is targeting its members.
Over the course of three days, ISMG and SecureAuth teamed up for a series of virtual roundtable discussions on the future of identity security. Bil Harmer of SecureAuth reflects on these discussions and how they inform his view of the factors influencing both the present and future of identity.
Done right, a zero trust architecture can reduce the complexity of one's environment while also improving cybersecurity protection and efficiency. Bob Reny of ForeScout focuses on three critical considerations: visibility, compliance and control.