Japanese conglomerate Hitachi has sold its small identity-as-a-service practice to Canadian software specialist Volaris Group to drive better execution around core products. The firm found it was easy to get lost within Hitachi given the conglomerate's size and focus on electronics and engineering.
With its acquisition of Infiot, Netskope now carries both the networking and security technology needed to build a Secure Access Service Edge architecture following. The acquisition of Infiot's platform will allow Netskope customers to address both traditional and emerging SD-WAN use cases.
The identity verification challenge for enterprises has become significantly more complicated due to mass digital transformation.
But behavioral analytics and anomaly detection, working together, can reduce both fraud and the friction that can come with traditional authentication methods.
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A misconfigured Alibaba private cloud server has led to the leak of around 1 billion Chinese nationals' personal details. An unknown hacker, identified as "ChinaDan," posted an advertisement on a hacker forum selling 23 terabytes of data for 10 bitcoins, equivalent to about $200,000.
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Tired of keeping track of passwords? Recent announcements by major platform vendors Google, Apple and Microsoft could have passwords down for the count in the next six years, says Andrew Shikiar, executive director of the FIDO Alliance, which has been on a 10-year mission to eliminate passwords.
Ping Identity is making a $50 million bet it can integrate cutting-edge technology into its own stack through a new in-house corporate venture fund to support identity and access management technology startups. "We want to have a nice overall corporate strategy portfolio," says Ping's Anton Papp.
The need for more modern identity and access management capabilities such as biometric and passwordless authentication has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to remote work, according to Forrester researchers Paul McKay and Merritt Maxim.
Interest in passwordless authentication architecture continues to grow among U.S. government agencies and departments as they embrace more modern approaches to identity and access management, says Sean Frazier, federal chief security officer at Okta.
In the latest weekly update, Jeremy Grant, coordinator of the Better Identity Coalition, joins three editors at ISMG to discuss important cybersecurity issues, including where we are with passwordless, if we are getting closer to a U.S. federal privacy law, and next-gen authentication technologies.
The public-private Ransomware Task Force last year issued numerous recommendations for battling ransomware, and task force member Marc Rogers of Okta says that while the problem persists, better mechanisms are helping to blunt such criminal activity.
Jeremy Grant of Venable says we are getting closer to eradicating the password. He says that in the next 12 to 18 months, "There will be a lot of uptake from big, consumer-facing brands to finally kill the password and let people instead create a passkey when they sign up for an account."
Cloud has a dirty little secret: While most say moving to cloud is inevitable, not everything today can or even should run in the cloud, says SecZetta's Richard Bird. He explains why hybrid approaches are here to stay and how security teams must respond, especially when it comes to identity.
Jeremy Grant says many areas in cybersecurity are fragmented, but Grant Schneider adds, "We don't want everyone developing collaboratively because the competition drives a lot of innovation in this space." The two discuss striking the right balance between industry fragmentation and collaboration.
With the ongoing pandemic driving digital transformation and hybrid work, it's no surprise that the theme of this year's RSA Conference was "transform." Carrying forward that theme, RSA CEO Rohit Ghai says that channeling "disruptive forces at play" can be a powerful tool for driving needed changes.