As the risks to IT and OT converge, organizations must use "zero trust" to verify user identities and build effective monitoring capabilities to track the behavior of privileged users, say Kartik Shahani of Tenable and Rohan Vaidya of CyberArk.
According to a panel of experts, protecting the Active Directory, a rich target for increasing ransomware attacks, will require organizations to audit privileged accounts and endpoints with continuous monitoring and an identity governance approach.
Microsoft has officially gone fully passwordless, allowing Windows users to replace their alphanumeric passwords with one of several substitute sign-in technologies to gain entry into a Microsoft product - a move received positively by industry insiders.
Travis CI, a Berlin-based continuous integration testing vendor, has patched a serious flaw that exposed signing keys, API keys and access credentials, potentially putting thousands of organizations at risk. Those using Travis CI should change their secrets immediately.
As a strategy, organizations need to harness technologies that can provide real-time visibility to threats combined with intelligence-based automated technologies that can help contain the incidents, says Ajay Kumar, regional head of Cyber Security Services, Asia at Crowdstrike.
The White House is preparing executive branch agencies to adopt "zero trust" network architectures by 2024, with CISA and the OMB overseeing the creation of technology road maps that departments must follow. This is a major component of President Biden's cybersecurity executive order.
As organizations find themselves amidst cloud migration, what should they be discussing re: what they want to move to the cloud & how to protect identities? CyberArk's Khizar Sultan offers his vision of a migration roadmap and milestones.
The Department of Defense did not effectively control access to the health information of high-profile personnel, says a new watchdog agency report, which hints that the findings also may indicate ineffective access control over other DoD employees' health records.
As the lines blur between identity and privilege, there is a growing set of solutions to secure the anytime, anywhere workforce. Archit Lohokare, CyberArk’s VP of Product Management, discusses passwordless authentication, zero trust and other ways enterprises are modernizing identity and access.
To help balance security and user convenience, organizations should offer centralized user access to applications, says Krishnamurthy Rajesh, head of IT and information security at ICRA, an India-based credit rating agency.
At least 38 million records have been leaked by hundreds of online portals that were unwittingly misconfigured by organizations using Power Apps, a Microsoft service to quickly spin up web apps. Microsoft has now changed default settings for Power Apps to prevent inadvertent data exposures.
With more than 61% of breaches attributed to stolen passwords, a password manager can go a long way in helping enterprises enhance security, say Chandan Pani, CISO at Mindtree, and Lloyd Evans, identity lead, JAPAC, at LogMeIn.
The rise of ransomware as a criminal moneymaking powerhouse parallels the services offered by initial access brokers, who continue to offer affordable access to victims' networks - often via brute-forced remote desktop protocol or VPN credentials - to help attackers hit more targets in search of larger profits.