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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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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How RapidIdentity Protects Student Data & the EFF’s “Spying on Students” Report

Within every market—whether it be government, business, healthcare or education—it’s crucial that identity and access management (IAM) solutions are designed and implemented with close adherence to the latest government, regulatory, and best practice security frameworks and laws, in order to help organizations meet their compliance goals and to ensure the integrity and security of their user data.

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Your Action Plan for Addressing Ransomware


In 2017, ransomware, the use of weaponized encryption to block access to a computer system or service until a ransom is paid, is all the rage among hackers. In fact, ransomware is now one of the top three most common malware threats.

The situation is dire, with hackers requesting ransoms of up to $73,000 per attack. Ransomware payments totaled more than $1 billion in 2016, a massive jump from the mere $34 million paid in 2015.

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Ensuring Your Information Security Program Addresses Your Shadow IT Problem

A specter is haunting your business—the specter of shadow IT. It’s circumventing your security policies, compromising your data sovereignty, and costing you money. It lurks on your networks, on your employees’ computers and devices, on your servers, and in the cloud. Ever-present and always out of sight…or, at least, that’s how it sounds.     

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Executive Action Plan: 7 Steps to an Information Security Program

At this stage in your efforts toward modernizing your company’s information security program, it’s time to move beyond education and dialogue into more concrete action. By following these seven steps, you can pave the way toward a more secure future for your organization.

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