Identity Management — Opinions

Refuse to take part in a DDoS Botnet

​Cybersecurity is the hottest topic in the IT world at the moment, thanks to the massive DDoS attacks against Brian Krebs' "Krebs on Security" website, against French hosting provider OVH, and, most recently, against Dyn’s DNS service, all of which came from compromised IoT devices, including DVRs and security cameras.

Kimberley Parsons Trommler | 28 Oct | Read more

​Security in 2020 – Data Security is Key

Gone are the days when data was confined to the data centre and we could put a virtual fence around it and protect it. Now data is everyone with multiple copies of it. This causes a massive headache for CISOs who are tasked with protecting this data from falling into the wrong hands. The question then arises, with data literally everywhere, how do we achieve this?

Ashwin Pal | 02 Aug | Read more

Cyberwar Incident Response at the Speed of Thought

In a combat situation, our soldiers wear and carry different types and amounts of equipment, compared to when they are on normal duties. In some high risk situations they’re expected to carry around 60 kilograms worth of kit, including their gun, ammunition, armour, helmet and boots.

Nick Race | 12 Apr | Read more

Reminiscing about identity and access management (IAM)

Graham Williamson is Senior Analyst at KuppingerCole and covers the areas of Identity-as-a-Service, Dynamic Authorisation Control and Privacy. He has consulted in the Identity Management sector for 15 years and is the author of the book “Identity Management: A Primer”. Graham holds a bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA degree from Bond University. He has practical experience in the identity management and access control industry having completed assignments in the academic, government and large corporate industry sectors across three continents.

Graham Williamson | 30 Mar | Read more

Securing the Identity of Things (IDoT) for the Internet of Things

In its recent report, The Identity of Things (IDoT) for the Internet of Things, Gartner lays out how it believes the Internet of Things (IoT), or what is often now referred to as the Internet of Everything (IoE), cannot and will not prosper unless organisations knuckle down and come to grips with how to manage multiple identities. The report then goes on to detail how today’s identity and access management technologies cannot provide the scale or manage the complexity that IoT brings to these organisations, further complicating the problem.

Allan Foster | 10 Jul | Read more

Securing digital identities for the cloud era

Though it may not be widely recognised amidst all the noise around technology trends like cloud computing, mobile, and the Internet of Things (IoT), identity is a fundamental requirement to future digital growth. Without a scalable and repeatable identity strategy, businesses and organisations will not be able to properly take advantage of mobile, cloud, or IoT. A proper identity strategy allows them to identify and engage with their customers in a meaningful way — whether it be through a laptop, mobile phone, tablet, connected car, healthcare wearable, connected home device, or the next great connected innovation.

Sumal Karunanayake | 10 Jul | Read more

The Next Generation of Assessing Information Risk

Digital information is the heart of today’s organisations. It’s growing exponentially, and its effective use and management is directly linked to the continued success of the modern enterprise. However, digital technologies and global interconnection have introduced a significant number of new risks and greatly amplified existing ones. There are now many significant, high-profile examples of information risks being realised, and their impacts continue to grow. Organisations simply must improve their management of information risk.

Steve Durbin | 30 Mar | Read more

Return on Prevention: The Business Value of DDoS Protection

DDoS attacks are continuing to evolve and the last 12 months has seen huge growth in the number and size of the attacks going on in Australia. When we couple this with businesses’ increasing reliance on Internet connectivity, for either revenue or access to cloud based data and applications; protection from the DDoS threat should be a top priority.

Nick Race | 09 Mar | Read more

Interpreting Data

The recent article by Cristian Florian, Most vulnerable operating systems and applications in 2014', was a huge hit, generating hundreds of comments and often heated debates and criticism. His analysis was also picked up by leading tech publications, generating even more chatter. What stood out is that IT professionals are really passionate about their favourite platform. This is a huge positive in the IT world as it helps a platform evolve beyond the efforts of its official maintainers and the results benefit everyone.

Emmanuel Carabott | 09 Mar | Read more

How SSL encryption gives a false sense of security

Major web browsers and many web sites rely on the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, which encrypts confidential information, such as credit card numbers, before sending them securely over the internet. SSL encryption ensures that email, e-commerce, voice-over-IP, online banking, remote health and countless other services are kept secure.

Ananda Rajagopal | 03 Mar | Read more

Do you know the “Three Cs” of web app security?

We live in an application world. From shopping to communicating with friends, reading the news, following our favourite sports teams to listening to music – we do it through apps. With so many interactions and transactions now taking place via apps, maintaining security is becoming a big concern.

Matt Miller | 20 Feb | Read more

App Security- the great unspoken

There is no shortage of conversation around enterprise security. In light of some recent, high-profile hacking incidents, everyone’s talking about the importance of securing networks, data and devices in avoiding a worst case scenario of confidential customer or organisational information or IP being compromised. Interestingly, these conversations often neglect one vital component- the applications that operate on these systems and how their own vulnerabilities can bring down an organisations’ entire security strategy.

Mav Turner | 20 Feb | Read more

Identity governance: It’s all about the people

New technologies like bring your own identity (BYOI) provide the agility that organisations need to compete in the digital economy, as Jan Zeilinga demonstrated in last month’s blog. But let’s not forget that getting the house in order is an important prerequisite to going “digital”. Employees and contractors need access to the right information to do their jobs, and organisations need to ensure that digital assets are used appropriately.

John Havers | 10 Dec | Read more

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