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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.

This blog series will focus on reporting with RapidIdentity. Reporting performed within RapidIdentity provides a streamlined approach to obtaining meaningful identity and access management (IAM) data that helps you understand events in a contextual framework and facilitates sensible decision-making. This data can be centered on particular users, groups, or other events within an organization.

In part 1 of our MFA 101 series, we talked about what multi factor authentication is and many of the common terms and factor types. Now that we’ve covered the basics of multi factor authentication, it’s important to consider the WHY. As in, what motivates an organization to implement multi factor authentication?

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.

We are excited to announce our latest release of RapidIdentity and the new RapidIdentity Mobile App. Highlights from this latest release include:

  • The new RapidIdentity Mobile App makes it easier to increase authentication security during sign-on.  
  • The 4.3 Release of RapidIdentity makes it possible to provide single sign-on (SSO) to nearly all web-apps with new support for OAuth 2.0 and the introduction a new Form-Fill authentication browser plug-in for web applications that do not support SSO protocols.
  • The 4.3 release also includes several customer requested, time-saving templates and configuration settings.  

Multi factor Authentication (MFA) is an extremely hot topic among enterprises, education organizations, and consumers alike. Almost daily, we hear about a data breach being discovered in the news. Often, the response to such an intrusion is for the impacted users to change their passwords and enable some type of multi factor authentication on their accounts.

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.

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.

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.

As more and more organizations realize the benefits of “cloud computing," the demand to host applications and services in the cloud continues to rise. Identity Automation and many of our customers have moved significant workloads into Amazon Web Services (AWS) or other cloud-hosted environments, and as a result, the need to automate and manage tasks in these environments has become more commonplace.

Amazon has provided management API’s to accommodate these needs and RapidIdentity allows customers to use them, in order to provide the same automation and “ease of use” in managing their cloud resources that they have come to rely upon for their day-to-day, on-premise IT processes.