As digital business evolves, however, we’re finding that the best form of security and enablement will likely remove any real responsibility from users. They will not be required to carry tokens, recall passwords or execute on any security routines. Leveraging machine learning, artificial intelligence, device identity and other technologies will make security stronger, yet far more transparent. From a security standpoint, this will lead to better outcomes for enterprises in terms of breach prevention and data protection. Just as important, however, it will enable authorized users in new ways. They will be able to access the networks, data and collaboration tools they need without friction, saving time and frustration. More time drives increased employee productivity and frictionless access to critical data leads to business agility. Leveraging cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures, enterprises will be able to transform key metrics such as productivity, profitabilit
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 07, 2016
Before you transform your business with mobility services, you need to consider both the management and security challenges you’ll face from the combination of mobile devices and cloud-based apps.
In this IDC report, you’ll examine enterprise mobility management technology—offered through solutions such as the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite—and how it helps manage the security risks of your mobility strategy.
Learn about these critical benefits:
• Provisioning and configuration devices and users—across platforms
• Ensuring only authorized users access data with identity system integration
• Ensuring only compliant devices access the corporate network through conditional access policies
• Allowing mobile applications to deploy in a more secure, streamline manner with enterprise app stores
• Providing security for data at rest, within workflows or over wireless networks, using granular policies around applications
The increase in sophisticated, targeted security threats by
both external attackers and malicious insiders have made it
extremely difficult for organizations to properly protect
critical and sensitive information. The task of protecting these
assets has only grown harder as IT environments have become
more complex and widely distributed across geographic locations
and in the cloud.
Many recent high-profile breaches have one thing in common:
They were accomplished through the compromise of passwords.
In many cases, end-user passwords are initially hacked through
various social engineering techniques. Then permissions are escalated to gain access to more privileged accounts — the keys to the
kingdom. This unauthorized access can easily go undetected for
weeks or even months, allowing hackers to see and steal information at their convenience.
Unfortunately, many IT users lack a full understanding of how
privileged accounts function, as well as the risks associated
with their compromise an
One of IT’s biggest balancing acts is to make data transactions easily available to authorized users while preventing all others from accessing its data assets. With high-profile data security breaches splashed across headlines nearly every day, CIOs are understandably worried about protecting their data. And for IT leaders who are considering moving their business to the cloud it is critical to ensure the provider they select has undertaken full and robust measures for physical and logical security.
"Ransomware is one of the biggest nightmares facing IT today. Hackers are targeting organizations of all kinds with malware designed to encrypt crucial data—and hold it hostage until payment is made. This white paper reveals four highly effective measures for reducing your exposure to ransomware and keeping your apps and data accessible to authorized users—not hackers and their clients.
Download this white paper to learn how to:
- Shield users of web apps from infection and keep sensitive data off the endpoint
- Prevent email-born ransomware from compromising the endpoint
- Protect mobile devices against attack
- Ensure the rapid recovery of ransomware-encrypted data"
A wireless network can help your employees stay productive as they move around your company. But to take advantage of the benefits of wireless networking, you need to be sure that your network is safe from hackers and unauthorized users. Every device in a wireless network is important to security. Because a wireless LAN (WLAN) is a mobile network, you need a thorough, multilayered approach to safeguard traffic.
Published By: Aventail
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
In this white paper mobility expert Peter Rysavy discusses how Aventail SSL VPNs provide one secure gateway for access from any device, ensuring only authorized users get access to resources. And, with access that's optimized for specific device types, users only see information that's relevant to them at the time of access.
Not long ago, job roles were relatively easy to define and control. A person was an “accountant” or a “graphic designer” or a “business partner.” But as organizations grew and business software became more sophisticated, new roles were added. “Accountant, New York” might require different access to applications and data than “Accountant, Chicago.” The challenge comes from the recent explosion in the numbers and types of business roles.
Authentication is the beating heart of security. The most fundamental action in all of IT is to identify “who you are”—and authentication is the building block that answers that question. Now more than ever, IT teams must do everything they can to ensure that users are who they say they are, and that their credentials have not been stolen. IT is in state of crisis, with hundreds of millions of identities stolen annually. For system administrators, it’s crucial to know which users have the right to access a given resource, and whether unauthorized users have tried to get in.
Credit Union Times is the nation's leading independent source for breaking news and analysis for credit union leaders. For more than 20 years, Credit Union Times has set the standard for editorial excellence and ethical, straight-forward reporting.