User Identity vs. Device Identity

Last week, I wrote a post about how with the proliferation of the Internet of Things, “things” within an organization - those smart connected devices that are able to think on their own - will emerge as insider threats in the future. At the end of that post, I said that things will eventually become another identity we will have to secure and manage.

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“Things” as Insider Threats



In the past, we’ve talked a lot about
rogue employees and how they pose an internal threat to organizations if their identities aren’t properly managed. Last month, Troy discussed them again, building on our rogue employee archetypes by adding a few others to the list.

Yet as the Internet of Things continues to grow from a concept into something more tangible, I can’t help but think that “things” could eventually pose an internal threat to organizations as well.

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Attention Amazon Shoppers: Enable Two-Factor Authentication Today


With the upcoming holiday shopping season, make sure to beef up your security preferences on your Amazon account. The online retail giant has given users the option to
enable two-factor authentication (or 2-step verification) on their accounts. Mobile-friendly ecommerce sites like Amazon’s have made us click-happy, but also easier for hackers to obtain your personal information, credit card numbers and passwords saved in your favorite internet browser.

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