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What Are the IAM Configuration Mistakes Businesses Can’t Afford to Make?

Identity and access management spells sound cloud security—provided that permissions are properly configured. If not, then a business is essentially risking its success, even its survival in the event of a major breach that results in loss of data, clients, and the support of stakeholders.   Vital cloud services (e.g., Google IAM, Microsoft Azure Active […]


Why Multi-Factor Authentication Is Essential for Healthcare

Security and data breaches are a major concern for every organization. Companies in the healthcare sector are especially vulnerable: they are a top target for cybercriminals because the black market value of medical data is exceptionally high. According to Experian, medical data sells for more on the dark web than credit card information or other […]


What Are the Best Practices for User Provisioning and De-provisioning?

  User provisioning is a standard component of onboarding and involves creating user accounts for a newly hired employee. It entails access to IT resources (including the directory) and to systems, networks, and applications that are vital to the employee’s performance of their job. The usual IT resources provided to a new employee include the […]


How Can You Optimize Passwordless Authentication?

Have you gone passwordless yet? Making the switch may be the best security move you can make today, because passwords are becoming even less secure, especially when you consider users’ tendency to have poor password security habits. For example, 52 percent of users reuse the same password for multiple accounts, and 59 percent of American […]


Top 7 Cybersecurity Budget Considerations for Small Businesses

Prevention is better than cure—or, to be more specific in the context of cybersecurity, damage repair. Better means less costly, and for small business, it almost always means survival. But the fact is that many small businesses need to take a good long look at where their cybersecurity funds are going, how much is going […]


ZeroTrust and work from Mars, By Chris Werpy, COO, PlanetOne

As our Planet made the shift to work from wherever, remote access exploded in numbers and speed, with capacity taking the lead.  Looking ahead, it’s time to determine how to not only keep the lights on, but to drive increased productivity without compromising security. Is the environment we work in today designed for the future, […]


How Can You Make MFA Adoption Easier for Everyone in Your Organization?

Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a must for enterprises to ensure data security in the face of both new attacks and persistent older ones that are constantly being fine-tuned by cybercriminals. It offers multiple layers of security to your login processes through multiple means of authentication.  Knowledge (something you know): PIN, username and password, security question   […]


Why Companies Are Reluctant to Go Passwordless

Addressing the Top 4 Reasons for Hesitation Studies have shown an increased appetite among consumers for multi-factor authentication, including biometrics as a replacement for the username and password login method, and evidence is clear that credential-based login poses the number one threat for security breaches. Experts and tech writers have been saying that we need to “break […]


20 Identity and Access Management (IAM) Terms You Need to Know

Forget buzzwords and buzz phrases. These terms are keepers, and knowing them can go a long way to help you navigate identity and access management for your organization’s systems and networks. Access management The processes and technologies used to control and monitor network access. Access management features, such as authentication, authorization, trust and security auditing, […]


What Is Access Control, and Why Should It Be Among Your Top Security Priorities?

At its most basic, access control is a means of ensuring that users who are logged in to your system are who they say they are, and that they have been granted appropriate access to your organization’s data. At a highly technical level, Daniel Crowley, head of research for IBM’s X-Force Red, describes access control […]


How Is Authentication Different from Authorization, and Why Should You Have Both?

How Is Authentication Different from Authorization, and Why Should You Have Both? Authentication is concerned with identity, while authorization is concerned with action. Authentication involves validating the identity of a registered user attempting to gain access to data resources such as an application, an API, or microservices.  Authorization involves specifying what actions a registered user […]


Cyber Resiliency for Small Businesses: Techniques and Tips

Cyber Resiliency for Small Businesses: Techniques and Tips In the context of cybersecurity, resiliency is all about how organizations bounce back from an incident that involves the interconnection of multiple domains such as cybersecurity, business continuity, and organizational operations.  You need to be cyber resilient to adapt and continue to deliver services or provide products […]

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