Chief information security officers have named user identity management and governance as a primary challenge, with difficulties brought upon by the absence of a unified platform consolidating identity access management, privileged access management, and identity governance and administration, SiliconAngle reports.
IAM investments were prioritized by 85% of CISOs and information technology leaders while almost 25% said they mainly focused on user and device identity management, according to a Cisco report.
Moreover, persistent changes in identity have been noted by over 50% of respondents to be the leading reason for not meeting IAM goals.
CISOs have also expressed acronym fatigue amid the growing number of security technologies.
"Every week sees the creation of a new Identity category/acronym without an accompanying use case or technological differentiation. This trend imposes cycles for CISOs to vet and unpack these purportedly new categories only for them to discover they are a rehash of existing solutions," said the report.
Ontario's perinatal, newborn, and child registry Better Outcomes Registry & Network had sensitive data from nearly 3.4 million individuals compromised in late May as a result of the widespread MOVEit hack conducted by the Cl0p ransomware operation, reports BleepingComputer.
New York-based Marymount Manhattan College has agreed to allocate $3.5 million toward cybersecurity measures over the next six years instead of paying a $1 million fine to the state of New York after a data breach two years ago, which compromised almost 200,000 individuals' data, reports EdScoop.