Organizations have been urged by RSA CEO Rohit Ghai to consider identity as a constant in cybersecurity amid evolving threats, according to TechRepublic
Identity compromises are involved in most cyberattacks, which multi-factor authentication
may mitigate but MFA adoption has been lagging, noted Ghai at the RSA Conference. "In a zero-trust world we need to manage the who, why and where of identity in a single, infrastructure-agnostic platform that delivers 360-degree coverage across access, authorization, identity, lifecycle and governance," Ghai said.
He also emphasized the need to disprove legacy thinking and dogmas that sacrifice security in favor of convenience.
"Dogma tells us to prioritize convenience over security. Maybe what a cyber disruption tells us is that we should always prioritize security over convenience... We need to stop sacrificing security at the altar of convenience. The level of digitalization of the world has crossed that threshold where the risk of doing so outweighs the rewards," added Ghai.