IAM, cyber attacks, and cloud security headline this week’s digest of Identity Management and Cybersecurity Articles.
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8 Identity Management and Cybersecurity Articles, March 2021
The need for improved cybersecurity is more important now than ever, as a distributed workforce creates new opportunities for hackers to exploit. Bad actors, hackers, and criminals are finding new ways to infiltrate your organization daily and the introduction of new attack vectors, such as your employees’ personal devices, give them more opportunity.
Microsoft Exchange Cyber Attack — What Do We Know So Far? via The Hacker News
Microsoft on Friday warned of active attacks exploiting unpatched Exchange Servers carried out by multiple threat actors, as the hacking campaign is believed to have infected tens of thousands of businesses, government entities in the U.S., Asia, and Europe.
4 Signs It is Time to Update Your Identity Management via SolutionsReview
Remember when all you needed was a password and hackers would sit stumped outside your IT environment? Unfortunately, those days have long since passed. Hackers find new ways to infiltrate the digital perimeter every day and exploit every vulnerability possible. Without a next-generation identity management solution, your enterprise remains exposed.
“Our takeaway from this at CISA’s space is that identity is everything now,” he said, noting that the level of success the adversary achieved with tactics like password spraying was not normal. “We can talk about our network defenses, we can talk about the importance of firewalls and network segmentation, but really identity has become the boundary, and we need to start readdressing our infrastructures in that manner.”
32% of enterprises experienced unauthorized access to cloud resources via HelpNetSecurity
A new report conducted by Dimensional Research revealed that 32% of enterprises experienced unauthorized access to cloud resources, and another 19% were unaware if unauthorized access occurred. This was found to be largely driven by poor enforcement of identity and access management (IAM) policies in the cloud.
Traditional security tools focus on the network perimeter, leaving user and service accounts vulnerable to hackers.
Cybersecurity Leadership: Identity, Access, Complexity via BankInfoSecurity
In this era of “work from anywhere,” identity and access management solutions are challenged more than ever. What are the strategies and solutions recommended by top CEOs and CISOs in the cybersecurity sector? An expert panel weighs in.
How Identity Management Cuts Costs via Idenhaus
The best approach is to develop an IAM Roadmap, which defines an IAM program to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your systems and improve your return on investment (ROI).
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