To assist organizations with making actionable decisions on the adoption of contextually-aware platforms, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) conducted primary, survey-based research on the current requirements, use, and outcomes of utilizing contextually-aware identity and access management (IAM) solutions.
Single Sign-On (SSO) solutions are instrumental in controlling employee access to applications and systems. With SSO, companies leverage a central identity provider to manage user authentication and grant access to resources through a single set of login credentials. This enables organizations to improve security...
The SolarWinds supply chain attack is another example of the damage that lateral movement by system intruders can cause. Tim Keeler of Remediant describes why detecting lateral movement is so challenging.
At its core, Zero Trust aspires to eliminate persistent trust, and enforce continuous authentication, least privilege, and microsegmentation. This approach reduces the attack surface and minimizes the threat windows during which attackers can inflict damage, helping to protect against simple malware attacks to...
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the impact of a hacking campaign linked to Russia’s Sandworm that targeted companies using Centreon IT monitoring software. Also featured: a discussion of CIAM trends; a critique of Bloomberg's update on alleged Supermicro supply chain hack.
This EMA Evaluation Guide is intended to provide actionable guidance on the key elements to consider when selecting a PAM solution and how to ensure the investment achieves organizational requirements for security and usability.
Download this guide now to better understand how modern PAM solutions offer among the...
As budgets continue to be in flux, and IT and security teams in higher education institutions must reduce risk using fewer
resources, automation—a key business enabler—is becoming paramount.
The main benefits IT leaders are hoping to achieve by completely automating their IAM
practices are reduced security...
The 5 Critical Steps to Endpoint Security enable a
comprehensive, preventative approach to protecting all
of the endpoints in your organization, whether officebased
or remote. Enabling least privilege and allowing
pragmatic application control are often overlooked but are
crucial to achieving complete endpoint...
Controlling, monitoring, and auditing privileges and privileged access—for employees, vendors,
systems, applications, IoT, and everything else that touches your IT environments is essential for
protecting against both external and internal threat vectors, and for meeting a growing list of
In today’s perilous cyber world, companies must carefully check their vendors’ cyber posture, and the initial vetting of any third party typically begins with a comprehensive security questionnaire.
But these can be a headache, because many questionnaires include hundreds of questions, and many of them are...
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'...
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...
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