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Product Walkthrough: Silverfort's Unified Identity Protection Platform
Nov 20, 2023
Identity Protection / Enterprise Security
In this article, we will provide a brief overview of Silverfort's platform, the first (and currently only) unified identity protection platform on the market. Silverfort's patented technology aims to protect organizations from identity-based attacks by integrating with existing identity and access management solutions, such as AD (Active Directory) and cloud-based services, and extending secure access controls like Risk-Based Authentication and MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) to all their resources. This includes on-prem and cloud resources, legacy systems, command-line tools and service accounts. A recent report by Silverfort and Osterman Research revealed that 83% of organizations worldwide have experienced data breaches due to compromised credentials . Many organizations admit that they are underprotected against identity-based attacks, such as lateral movement and ransomware. Resources like command-line access tools and legacy systems, which are widely used, are particular
Webinar: Identity Threat Detection & Response (ITDR) – Rips in Your Identity Fabric
Sep 13, 2023
Threat Detection / SaaS Security
In today's digital age, SaaS applications have become the backbone of modern businesses. They streamline operations, enhance productivity, and foster innovation. But with great power comes great responsibility. As organizations integrate more SaaS applications into their workflows, they inadvertently open the door to a new era of security threats. The stakes? Your invaluable data and the trust of your stakeholders. Historically, SaaS security was about managing misconfigurations. But the landscape has evolved. Now, it's not just about securing the software; it's about safeguarding the very essence of digital identity. Identity is the new endpoint . If you're not focusing on securing user identity, you're leaving a gaping hole in your security strategy. Traditional threat detection and identity management methods? They're just the tip of the iceberg. To truly fortify your SaaS ecosystem, you need to delve deeper. Enter Maor Bin, the visionary CEO of Adaptive
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AI Solutions Are the New Shadow IT
Nov 22, 2023
AI Security / SaaS Security
Ambitious Employees Tout New AI Tools, Ignore Serious SaaS Security Risks Like the SaaS shadow IT of the past, AI is placing CISOs and cybersecurity teams in a tough but familiar spot. Employees are covertly using AI with little regard for established IT and cybersecurity review procedures. Considering ChatGPT's meteoric rise to 100 million users within 60 days of launch , especially with little sales and marketing fanfare, employee-driven demand for AI tools will only escalate. As new studies show some workers boost productivity by 40% using generative AI , the pressure for CISOs and their teams to fast-track AI adoption — and turn a blind eye to unsanctioned AI tool usage — is intensifying. But succumbing to these pressures can introduce serious SaaS data leakage and breach risks, particularly as employees flock to AI tools developed by small businesses, solopreneurs, and indie developers. AI Security Guide Download AppOmni's CISO Guide to AI Security - Part 1 AI evoke
Way Too Vulnerable: Join this Webinar to Understand and Strengthen Identity Attack Surface
Sep 05, 2023
Attack Surface / Identity Threats
In today's digital age, it's not just about being online but how securely your organization operates online. Regardless of size or industry, every organization heavily depends on digital assets. The digital realm is where business takes place, from financial transactions to confidential data storage. While organizations have quickly adopted tools like Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), Privileged Access Management (PAM), and service account protection, a pressing question remains: Are these measures truly sufficient? With the rise of identity threats, the real battleground has shifted. It's no longer just about firewalls or encryptions but the very identities that access these digital assets. Every day, attackers devise new strategies to compromise user identities to find that weak link to gain malicious access. The tools we've come to rely on might not be as foolproof as we once believed. Many organizations remain unaware of vast security gaps, exposing them to pot
The Service Accounts Challenge: Can't See or Secure Them Until It's Too Late
Apr 12, 2023
Service Account Security
Here's a hard question to answer: 'How many service accounts do you have in your environment?'. A harder one is: 'Do you know what these accounts are doing?'. And the hardest is probably: 'If any of your service account was compromised and used to access resources would you be able to detect and stop that in real-time?'. Since most identity and security teams would provide a negative reply, it's no wonder that one of the immediate actions today's attackers are doing following an initial endpoint compromised is hunting down unwatched service accounts. And it's even less of a wonder that in most cases, they would succeed in finding one and leveraging it to spread within the entire environment, getting noticed only when it's too late – after workstations and server got encrypted by ransomware or sensitive data was stolen. In this article, we unfold the reasons that have caused service accounts to become one of the most dangerous weaknesse
Webinar: Learn How to Comply with New Cyber Insurance Identity Security Requirements
Feb 09, 2023
Identity Protection / Cyber Insurance
Have you ever stopped to think about the potential consequences of a cyberattack on your organization? It's getting more intense and destructive every day, and organizations are feeling the heat. That's why more and more businesses are turning to cyber insurance to find some much-needed peace of mind. Imagine, in the unfortunate event of a successful security breach or ransomware attack, the right policy can help minimize liability and contain losses. However, skyrocketing claims in 2020 sent shockwaves through the insurance industry, forcing insurance providers to reinvent the criteria for acquiring or renewing cyber insurance. As a result, businesses are now navigating a dramatically altered terrain where they must prove their ability to defend against ransomware attacks. This includes implementing a wide range of robust security measures, particularly around identity protection requirements such as MFA coverage and service account protection. The new identity protectio
Tackling the New Cyber Insurance Requirements: Can Your Organization Comply?
Feb 07, 2023
Identity Protection / Cyber Insurance
With cyberattacks around the world escalating rapidly, insurance companies are ramping up the requirements to qualify for a cyber insurance policy. Ransomware attacks were up 80% last year , prompting underwriters to put in place a number of new provisions designed to prevent ransomware and stem the record number of claims. Among these are a mandate to enforce multi-factor authentication (MFA) across all admin access in a network environment as well as protect all privileged accounts, specifically machine-to-machine connections known as service accounts. But identifying MFA and privileged account protection gaps within an environment can be extremely challenging for organizations, as there is no utility among the most commonly used security and identity products that can actually provide this visibility. In this article, we'll explore these identity protection challenges and suggest steps organizations can take to overcome them, including signing up for a free identity risk a
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