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Embracing the Cloud: Revolutionizing Privileged Access Management with One Identity Cloud PAM Essentials

Embracing the Cloud: Revolutionizing Privileged Access Management with One Identity Cloud PAM Essentials
Apr 09, 2024 Privileged Access Management
As cyber threats loom around every corner and privileged accounts become prime targets, the significance of implementing a robust  Privileged Access Management (PAM)  solution can't be overstated. With organizations increasingly migrating to cloud environments, the PAM Solution Market is experiencing a transformative shift toward cloud-based offerings. One Identity PAM Essentials stands out among these as a SaaS-based PAM solution that prioritizes security, manageability, and compliance. Security-first, user-centric design   PAM Essentials boasts a user-centric and security-first design – not only prioritizing the protection of critical assets, but also ensuring a seamless user experience. By providing privileged sessions and  access controls , PAM Essentials mitigates the heightened risks associated with unauthorized users, safeguarding critical data against potential breaches. Designed for ease of use, it ensures that robust security does not come at the expense of usability. 

CISO Perspectives on Complying with Cybersecurity Regulations

CISO Perspectives on Complying with Cybersecurity Regulations
Apr 05, 2024 Compliance / Privilege Management
Compliance requirements are meant to increase cybersecurity transparency and accountability. As cyber threats increase, so do the number of  compliance frameworks  and the specificity of the security controls, policies, and activities they include. For CISOs and their teams, that means compliance is a time-consuming, high-stakes process that demands strong organizational and communication skills on top of security expertise. We tapped into the CISO brain trust to get their take on the best ways to approach data security and privacy compliance requirements. In this blog, they share strategies to reduce the pain of dealing with the compliance process, including risk management and stakeholder alignment. Read on for recommendations for turning compliance from a "necessary evil" into a strategic tool that helps you evaluate cyber risk, gain budget and buy-in, and increase customer and shareholder confidence. Which CISOs care most about compliance? How CISOs view cybersecurity complia

Timing is Everything: The Role of Just-in-Time Privileged Access in Security Evolution

Timing is Everything: The Role of Just-in-Time Privileged Access in Security Evolution
Apr 15, 2024Active Directory / Attack Surface
To minimize the risk of privilege misuse, a trend in the privileged access management (PAM) solution market involves implementing just-in-time (JIT) privileged access. This approach to  privileged identity management  aims to mitigate the risks associated with prolonged high-level access by granting privileges temporarily and only when necessary, rather than providing users with continuous high-level privileges. By adopting this strategy, organizations can enhance security, minimize the window of opportunity for potential attackers and ensure that users access privileged resources only when necessary.  What is JIT and why is it important?   JIT privileged access provisioning  involves granting privileged access to users on a temporary basis, aligning with the concept of least privilege. This principle provides users with only the minimum level of access required to perform their tasks, and only for the amount of time required to do so. One of the key advantages of JIT provisioning

Behind the Scenes: The Art of Safeguarding Non-Human Identities

Behind the Scenes: The Art of Safeguarding Non-Human Identities
Mar 28, 2024 Secrets Management / Zero Trust
In the whirlwind of modern software development, teams race against time, constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation and efficiency. This relentless pace is fueled by an evolving tech landscape, where SaaS domination, the proliferation of microservices, and the ubiquity of CI/CD pipelines are not just trends but the new norm. Amidst this backdrop, a critical aspect subtly weaves into the narrative — the handling of non-human identities. The need to manage API keys, passwords, and other sensitive data becomes more than a checklist item yet is often overshadowed by the sprint toward quicker releases and cutting-edge features. The challenge is clear: How do software teams maintain the sanctity of secrets without slowing down their stride? Challenges in the development stage of non-human identities The pressure to deliver rapidly in organizations today can lead developers to take shortcuts, compromising security. Secrets are the credentials used for non-human identities. Some stan

Today's Top 4 Identity Threat Exposures: Where To Find Them and How To Stop Them

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websiteSilverfort Identity Protection / Attack Surface
Explore the first ever threat report 100% focused on the prevalence of identity security gaps you may not be aware of.

Implementing Zero Trust Controls for Compliance

Implementing Zero Trust Controls for Compliance
Mar 22, 2024 Data Protection / Zero-Day Attack
The  ThreatLocker® Zero Trust Endpoint Protection Platform  implements a strict deny-by-default, allow-by-exception security posture to give organizations the ability to set policy-based controls within their environment and mitigate countless cyber threats, including zero-days, unseen network footholds, and malware attacks as a direct result of user error. With the capabilities of the ThreatLocker® Zero Trust Endpoint Protection Platform implemented into their cybersecurity strategy, organizations in any industry around the world can check off the requirements of most compliance frameworks and sleep better at night knowing they are protected from the most devastating of cyberattacks, such as ransomware. ThreatLocker has shared a  free downloadable asset  to equip IT professionals with cybersecurity compliance best practices. This article aims to elaborate on, and provide a basic over of, the asset. Complexities Across Compliance Frameworks Cybersecurity compliance frameworks exis

From 500 to 5000 Employees - Securing 3rd Party App-Usage in Mid-Market Companies

From 500 to 5000 Employees - Securing 3rd Party App-Usage in Mid-Market Companies
Mar 04, 2024 SaaS Security / Vulnerability Assessment
A company's lifecycle stage, size, and state have a significant impact on its security needs, policies, and priorities. This is particularly true for modern mid-market companies that are either experiencing or have experienced rapid growth. As requirements and tasks continue to accumulate and malicious actors remain active around the clock, budgets are often stagnant at best. Yet, it is crucial to keep track of the tools and solutions that employees are introducing, the data and know-how shared through these tools, and to ensure that these processes are secure. This need is even more pronounced in today's dynamic and interconnected world, where third-party applications and solutions can be easily accessed and onboarded. The potential damage of losing control over the numerous applications with access and permissions to your data requires no explanation. Security leaders in mid-market companies face a unique set of challenges that demand a distinct approach to overcome.  To begin

New Webinar: 5 Steps to vCISO Success for MSPs and MSSPs

New Webinar: 5 Steps to vCISO Success for MSPs and MSSPs
Feb 07, 2024 Risk Management / Cybersecurity
2024 will be the year of the vCISO. An incredible 45% of MSPs and MSSPs are  planning to start offering  vCISO services in 2024. As an MSP/MSSP providing vCISO services, you own the organization's cybersecurity infrastructure and strategy. But you also need to position yourself as a reliable decision-maker, navigating professional responsibilities, business needs and leadership requirements. A  new webinar by Cynomi , vCISO platform leader, hosting CISO and vCISO veteran Jesse Miller from PowerPSA Consulting, provides MSPs and MSSPs with an effective 100-day plan to build themselves up for success. The webinar provides a tangible five-step 100-day action plan that any MSP/MSSP can follow when they engage with a new vCISO client. It also provides guidance on vCISO goals and pitfalls to avoid. By watching the webinar, you can position yourself as a strategic and long-term partner for your clients. They will see you as capable of driving security transformation and managing security con

Reimagining Network Pentesting With Automation

Reimagining Network Pentesting With Automation
Dec 14, 2023 Penetration Testing / Cybersecurity
Network penetration testing plays a crucial role in protecting businesses in the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity. Yet, business leaders and IT pros have misconceptions about this process, which impacts their security posture and decision-making.  This blog acts as a quick guide on network penetration testing, explaining what it is, debunking common myths and reimagining its role in today's security landscape.  What is network penetration testing? Network penetration testing  is a proactive approach to cybersecurity in which security experts simulate cyberattacks to identify gaps in an organization's cyberdefense. The key objective of this process is to identify and rectify weaknesses before hackers can exploit them. This process is sometimes called "pentesting" or "ethical hacking."  Network pentesting checks for chinks in an organization's armor to help mitigate cyber-risks and protect against data, financial and reputational losses.  Differe

This Free Solution Provides Essential Third-Party Risk Management for SaaS

This Free Solution Provides Essential Third-Party Risk Management for SaaS
Nov 30, 2023 SaaS Security / Risk Management
Wing Security recently announced that basic third-party risk assessment is  now available as a free product . But it raises the questions of how SaaS is connected to third-party risk management (TPRM) and what companies should do to ensure a proper SaaS-TPRM process is in place. In this article we will share 5 tips to manage the third-party risks associated with SaaS, but first...  What exactly is Third-Party Risk Management in SaaS? SaaS is rapidly growing, offering businesses convenience, swift implementations, and valuable opportunities. However, this growth introduces a security challenge where risks arise from the interconnected nature of SaaS supply chains. It is clear that before onboarding a new contractor or vendor, we need due diligence, security checks, and referrals. However, we now understand that in the SaaS domain, applications are, in fact, the go-to vendor of choice.  Let's explain: Any employee can very easily connect SaaS vendors to company data, granting them pe

Three Ways Varonis Helps You Fight Insider Threats

Three Ways Varonis Helps You Fight Insider Threats
Nov 15, 2023 Insider Threat / Risk Management
What do basketball teams, government agencies, and car manufacturers have in common? Each one has been breached, having confidential, proprietary, or private information stolen and exposed by insiders. In each case, the motivations and methods varied, but the risk remained the same: insiders have access to too much data with too few controls. Insider threats  continue to prove difficult for organizations to combat because — unlike an outsider — insiders can navigate sensitive data undetected and typically without suspicion. Cybersecurity is not the first industry to tackle insider threats, however. Espionage has a long history of facing and defending against insiders by using the "CIA Triad" principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Varonis' modern cybersecurity answer to insider risk is the data security triad of "sensitivity, access, and activity." Using these three dimensions of data security, you can help reduce the risk and impact of an insider attack. Sen

How to Keep Your Business Running in a Contested Environment

How to Keep Your Business Running in a Contested Environment
Oct 27, 2023 Threat Detection / Vulnerability Management
When organizations start incorporating cybersecurity regulations and cyber incident reporting requirements into their security protocols, it's essential for them to establish comprehensive plans for preparation, mitigation, and response to potential threats. At the heart of your business lies your operational technology and critical systems. This places them at the forefront of cybercriminal interest, as they seek to exploit vulnerabilities, compromise your data, and demand ransoms. In today's landscape, characterized by the ever-present risk of ransomware attacks and the challenges posed by fragmented security solutions, safeguarding your organization is paramount. This is where  The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) advocates  for the development of resilient, reliable security systems capable of foreseeing, enduring, and rebounding from cyberattacks.  In this guide, we'll explore strategies to fortify your defenses against cyber threats and ensure
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