Tired of keeping track of passwords? Recent announcements by major platform vendors Google, Apple and Microsoft could have passwords down for the count in the next six years, says Andrew Shikiar, executive director of the FIDO Alliance, which has been on a 10-year mission to eliminate passwords.
The need for more modern identity and access management capabilities such as biometric and passwordless authentication has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to remote work, according to Forrester researchers Paul McKay and Merritt Maxim.
Businesses have embraced zero trust architectures in an effort to increase their protection while reducing cost and complexity for the organization, according to iboss CEO Paul Martini. Martini says companies are turning to zero trust to more effectively protect their users, applications and data.
With the ongoing pandemic driving digital transformation and hybrid work, it's no surprise that the theme of this year's RSA Conference was "transform." Carrying forward that theme, RSA CEO Rohit Ghai says that channeling "disruptive forces at play" can be a powerful tool for driving needed changes.
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.
For CISOs, it's critical to not implement security without first carefully considering the user's experience, says Bernardo Vasquez, advisory CISO in the strategic client practice of Palo Alto Networks. He explains why and discusses other topics, including ZTNA 2.0.
In the wake of digital transformation and President Biden's 2021 cybersecurity executive order, an entire industry has sprung up around the concept of Zero Trust. John Kindervag, the researcher who created the architecture, weighs in on how the discussion has evolved.
Michael Lines is working with ISMG to promote awareness of the need for cyber risk management, and the CyberEdBoard is posting draft chapters from his upcoming book, "Heuristic Risk Management: Be Aware, Get Prepared, Defend Yourself." This chapter - the last in the series - is titled "Building an Effective Defense."
Atlassian has issued a patch for its Confluence workspace collaboration tool, which is being targeted in the wild with a zero-day vulnerability that gives attackers unauthenticated remote code execution privileges. The vulnerability has a CVSS score of 10 out of 10 for criticality.
A zero-day vulnerability in Atlassian Confluence, a workspace collaboration tool that serves millions of daily active users, is being targeted in the wild. The flaw, according to the company's security advisory, gives attackers unauthenticated remote code execution privileges.
Lookout has bought password management provider SaferPass to provide carriers distributing the company's consumer app with more capabilities in a single place. Lookout wants to take SaferPass's technology beyond its existing base of consumer and SMB customers and bring it to large enterprises.
Poor security configurations, weak controls and gaps in authentication protocols are among the common initial access vectors "routinely exploited" by threat actors, the Five Eyes cybersecurity alliance says. Firms offering cybersecurity services weigh in on the gaps and implementation challenges.
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.