Recent Posts by Scott Kortright

 
Scott Kortright has been a technology marketer for 20 years across a diverse set of industries and specializes in Technology Product Marketing and Sales Enablement. As Identity Automation’s Vice President of Marketing, Scott leads the company in the development, planning, and execution of strategic go-to-market, communications, and product marketing initiatives. He is an avid Syracuse Orange fan, doting father, border collie lover, and happy Blue Apron customer.

Identity Management Best Practices: Start with the Basics

Another year, another Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), another depressing look into the state of global cybersecurity preparedness.  

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Research Shows It Only Takes 9 Minutes Before Stolen Information Is Purchased & Used

What happens when stolen personally identifiable information (PII) is made public? Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) attempted to answer this question by designing and conducting a study to track the use of stolen information.

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5 Reasons Not to DIY Identity and Access Management



At colleges and universities across the country, a hidden danger is lurking. It may have once seemed innocent, but in today’s world, it is a legitimate threat: Custom identity and access management (IAM) solutions cobbled together with custom scripts.

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Research Shows It's High Time for MFA in Higher Ed


A recent report, 
Cyber Criminals, College Credentials, and the Dark Web from Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA), confirms what has long been feared: The problem of hackers stealing the usernames, passwords, and personal information of students and faculty from colleges and universities and selling this information on the dark web is greater than most realized.

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Why You Must Consider IAM Before Your Cloud Migration


With an incredible 
95 percent of organizations already using the cloud in some fashion, it’s no surprise that there is an endless stream of advice on how to achieve a successful cloud migration.

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Why Most Identity Management Software Can’t Handle Transient Users at Scale


While every business faces some level of transience in its operations—namely employee or customer churn—community colleges, by the nature of their business, face the issue on a massive scale. For example, At Lone Star College, the nation’s third-largest higher-education system, up to 40 percent of the schools’ 100,000 students are transient users.

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Yes, You Should Be Concerned about Rogue Employees (and Here's Why)


In IT security, it’s often said that a company’s employees are its weakest link. As technology grows increasingly user-friendly, and the rules of digital “ownership” blur, rogue employees—those who don’t follow the standard IT security rules for one reason or another—are emerging as a significant threat to corporate security.

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Our Thoughts on InformationWeek’s “Five Ways to Shine a Light on Shadow IT”


The term shadow IT conjures up images of a malevolent, invisible force that poses a threat to security policies. Sounds scary, right? While shadow IT does have the ability to create a bottleneck, it tends to occur in the most benign of situations.

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How to Report on Your IAM System’s Success

At a certain point in your ongoing push to modernize security at your organization comes the moment of truth: time to present your initiatives, and your results, to your board of directors (BOD). In the past, you may have gotten by with little more than a cursory explanation, touching on little more than compliance issues, but in 2017, cybersecurity no longer flies under the BOD’s radar.

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How CEOs Can Drive Adoption of Identity and Access Management and Other Cybersecurity Programs


By this point in our series on security and the CEO, it should be clear that security isn’t just a technological issue. It’s a cultural one, and you must improve your organization’s security culture, as well as its security processes and technologies. To accelerate your digital transformation, security must become part of your company’s very DNA. That’s where the CEO comes into play.

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