The way organizations operate and process information has drastically changed over the last six months as the global economic and health crisis has resulted in job losses, an expanded remote workforce, and increased use of temporary staff. One important byproduct of this shift: Security leaders are rethinking their approaches to access control. Even in the best of circumstances, ensuring effective oversight of digital identities is among a security leader’s most daunting responsibilities. Innovations in contextual and biometric authentication remain promising — though the latter must confront increased social and legal resistance — but the growing complexity of internal and external networks we rely on keeps the bar high.
We talk a lot about how passwords are obsolete, easy to breach, and generally just an obsolete technology that should be replaced. Yet many companies are hesitant to engage in emerging identity management technology because of the costs, the complexity of replacing one identity access management approach with another, and the challenge of layering on new IAM without breaking existing identity products — the management can be a monumental challenge.
Connecting outsiders to a corporate network today is more problematic than ever, and it’s more than just employees working from home. Consumer-to-business accounts, such as customers logging in to make a purchase or reviewing their medical charts, or business-to-business portals in order to collaborate and service accounts, are being stressed at a much greater level today. We've all seen the chaos that can occur when companies that manage managing millions of user accounts, such as an entertainment channel, are breached and private data revealed.
This webcast looks at the challenges companies face implementing identity as a service, including managing third-party services and ensuring that that your service provider’s security controls meet or exceed your own.