Identity Governance and Administration: Make It Easy on Yourself
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Identity Governance and Administration: Make It Easy on Yourself

No matter what area of identity governance and administration you’re dealing with—managing identity lifecycles, handling access requests, trying to balance doing access certifications right and doing them fast—you’ve got your work...

05/17/18

More Apps and Devices in More Places: How Will You Ever Manage?
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More Apps and Devices in More Places: How Will You Ever Manage?

It’s official: People are using more devices in more places to access more kinds of applications, and that’s making things tough for identity teams. According to the new research report Pragmatic Identity and Access Management...

05/17/18

The Role of Identity in GDPR Compliance
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The Role of Identity in GDPR Compliance

One of the requirements of the European Union’s Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the implementation of appropriate data security measures to protect an EU resident’s personal data, which is any data that directly...

05/02/18

Access Certification Reviews: There’s Got to be a Better Way
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Access Certification Reviews: There’s Got to be a Better Way

What’s not to love about access certification reviews? Plenty. They take forever, take people away from their core responsibilities, and take a toll on everyone involved - from lines of business to the security team. Here’s a look...

04/05/18

Why Identity and Access Management is Crucial for Digital Transformation
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Why Identity and Access Management is Crucial for Digital Transformation

For organizations taking up the challenge of digital transformation, the good news is that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. The even better news is it’s a train—the oncoming digital ecosystem express train, as new Gartner...

03/19/18

Secure Access Isn’t About Changing Password Policy. It’s About Transforming Authentication
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Secure Access Isn’t About Changing Password Policy. It’s About Transforming Authentication

Every year, organizations work harder and harder to strengthen password protections—yet passwords remain an increasingly attractive vector for cyber attacks. Credentials-based attacks accounted for 81% of data breaches last year,...

03/06/18

4 Tips to Guide You on the Road to Identity Assurance
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4 Tips to Guide You on the Road to Identity Assurance

When managing identities and access today, there’s no question which route you need to take: It’s the one paved by identity assurance, where all roads lead to a higher level of confidence. A place where you can be sure that users...

02/09/18

3 Essential Connections for Identity Assurance
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3 Essential Connections for Identity Assurance

You’ve heard the expression “no man is an island”? When it comes to identity solutions, you can expand on that to say no user is an island, no application is an island, no IT team is an island. Building connections across all the...

02/07/18

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Identity Trends 2018: The More Things Change, the More Things…Change

What’s changing about how organizations manage identities and access in 2018? You’d probably do better to ask what’s not changing. With credentials-based attacks on the rise since last year (growing from 63% to 81% of all cyber...

01/29/18

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When Employees Leave, Make Sure Your Data Doesn’t Go With Them

If you let someone into your home to repair your refrigerator, would you let them leave with the keys to the house? Of course not. If you got a divorce, would you let your ex take a set of keys and not change the locks? Generally,...

01/29/18

Optimizing Identity Risk Management Doesn’t Have to Be an Uphill Climb
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Optimizing Identity Risk Management Doesn’t Have to Be an Uphill Climb

If you thought keeping your organization safe from identity risks was a challenge before, brace yourself: Changes in the identity landscape are making risk management tougher than ever. It’s crowded with more users and more types...

01/17/18

Stopping Privileged Credentials Abuse
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Stopping Privileged Credentials Abuse

It’s your worst nightmare, and a cyber attacker’s dream come true: the credentials of a privileged user getting stolen or otherwise compromised. After all, privileged users can go practically anywhere and do anything in your...

01/04/18

Getting Around the Obstacles to Multi-Factor Authentication in Today’s Access Environment
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Getting Around the Obstacles to Multi-Factor Authentication in Today’s Access Environment

Cloud, mobile and the Internet of things are opening up more avenues for people in your organization to connect with each other and with key resources—a welcome development for collaboration and innovation, to be sure. But there’s...

01/02/18

Time to Take the “Either-Or” Out of Security and Convenient Access
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Time to Take the “Either-Or” Out of Security and Convenient Access

For years, security trumped everything when it came to accessing an organization’s resources. Tight IT control over everything didn’t exactly make access convenient for users, but they lived with it. Now, however, the other side...

11/07/17

Security and Convenient Access: Finding the Balance with Facial Recognition
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Security and Convenient Access: Finding the Balance with Facial Recognition

Security or convenience? That is the question—at least when it comes to user authentication and access to resources. But with recent advances in facial recognition, the question is no longer an either-or proposition. Rather than...

11/06/17

Identity Theft-as-a-Service for Only $7 Per User Is Now a Reality
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Identity Theft-as-a-Service for Only $7 Per User Is Now a Reality

Recently I read a security report about a researcher who was offered a targeted phishing service for only $7 per user. The service included a choice of specifying the target to be attacked or simply providing the type of victim....

11/06/17

Identity and Access in the Cloud: Keeping It Simple
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Identity and Access in the Cloud: Keeping It Simple

There’s no question cloud applications can dramatically simplify and streamline how users get what they need to work effectively. But are you worried about how the cloud can complicate IT, with so many more apps and users in...

11/06/17

Mobile Access: Get on the Right Road to Security
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Mobile Access: Get on the Right Road to Security

Mobility is a disruptive technology. It’s disrupting the old order (users accessing resources from one place, through one point of access) and replacing it with convenient anytime-anywhere access. Yes, anywhere-anytime makes...

11/06/17

Authentication and Anomaly Detection: 3 Ways to Identify When an Access Request Isn’t What It Seems
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Authentication and Anomaly Detection: 3 Ways to Identify When an Access Request Isn’t What It Seems

User behavior can tell you when an access request is out of the ordinary, so you can get more information to confirm that it’s legitimate. It can also tell you when an access request is likely just business as usual, so you don’t...

11/06/17

4 Key Identity and Access Management Priorities and Investment Drivers
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4 Key Identity and Access Management Priorities and Investment Drivers

What drives your decisions around identity and access management (IAM)? According to the 2016 IDC Global Identity Management Assessment Survey, if you’re looking at an IAM solution, you’re likely most interested in one of four...

11/06/17

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