How to Go Passwordless at Your Organization to Reduce Cybersecurity Risk. Password Management Explained from Federation and Password Managers to Adaptive Authentication, and Legacy Solutions.
Passwords pose significant problems for organizations and users alike, precisely due to their evergrowing abundance and complexity. These common - and almost universal - scenarios and actions employees take to deal with the problems associated with password management that puts your organization’s security at risk. Companies need strategies that work with human nature.
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While compromised passwords remain the top cause of breaches and attacks, working from home and leveraging new tools has resulted in an explosion of new, decentralized employee passwords outside of the enterprise applications onboarded to your identity and privileged access management program. This shadow IT creates significant cybersecurity risk for your company with hundreds of employee passwords, secrets, and files shared in chats and texts, stored in spreadsheets, and saved on sticky notes. Or worse, passwords are reused across personal and corporate accounts on the internet.
Organizations should be deliberate about building proactive strategies to stay a step ahead of ransomware and other cybersecurity risks. Zero Trust empowers your organization with the security and framework you need to combat the new ransomware-as-a-service paradigm. That may be reason enough to mature your operational security with Zero Trust, but there are many other marketplace-driven factors to encourage the change.
Hackers Have Approached 65% of Executives or Their Employees To Assist in Ransomware Attacks
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Driving Modernization and Digital Transformation in Higher Education
Work and learning are moving from place-based to remote, and the cybersecurity threats to higher education institutions are shifting with them. With hybrid, remote, and distance learning here to stay, universities are on a quest to provide seamless yet secure, modern learning experiences equivalent to in-person models. The continual change in pressures and threats has upended higher education cybersecurity strategy.
For institutions to prevent, detect, and respond to these new threats new technologies and strategies are required.
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consideration are an automation-first approach to identity and access management (IAM). In organisations where Zero Trust initiatives are being scoped, intelligent IAM can play a foundational role. Notwithstanding, IAM deployments should be regarded as multi-phase projects accompanied by unique obstacles that stakeholders would do well to avoid.
Security breaches of privileged accounts can be catastrophic to any business by allowing bad actors unfettered access to the company’s most sensitive data and IT systems. Related vulnerabilities have accelerated in recent years due to increased IT infrastructure complexities and broad distribution of business-critical services. To assist organizations with identifying the most effective methods for managing privileged access, Bravura Security sponsored EMA's primary, survey-based research into the real-world requirements, challenges, and management techniques employed for securing privileged access.
As budgets continue to be in flux, and IT and security teams must reduce risk using fewer resources, automation - a key business enabler - is becoming paramount. This 2020 survey from Bravura Security and Pulse of 100 Higher Education IT Executives uncovers the discrepancy between the IAM processes currently in place and what best practises truly are-especially when it comes to the benefits of IAM automation.
After careful consideration, your organization has decided to streamline its access management process and upgrade its legacy systems with a privileged access management (PAM) solution. It's a significant step that will reshape and improve the identity access management (IAM) efforts across your operation and system infrastructure and allow your organization to effectively scale. But before getting started, you may be wondering if you are fully aware of the key considerations and steps to take as your organization begins this journey?
Automation. It's a core value of Identity & Access Management solutions and can help universities and colleges meet and maintain governance and cybersecurity goals by simplifying critical IAM processes. Learn how focusing on automation first improves governance and certification.
Many organizations struggle or even fail because they overcomplicate the implementation and extension of their cybersecurity toolset. Most do not have a central approach on security, and often use a set of tools that are not well-integrated with each other.
Remote workforces, hybrid infrastructures, elevated access requirements and dynamic business models challenge established IAM practices. Organizations will be better positioned to deal with these trends when fragmented IAM value chains work together for a secure posture and effective administration. We will examine the impact of these key trends and how interconnected IAM systems are better positioned to address these challenges.
Are Disparate Leading Solutions or a Unified IAM Suite a Better Choice?
Compliance is the goal of nearly all privacy and internal controls in financial services. But compliance is just the start.
Where competing IT priorities and limited resources hang in a delicate balance, you have to invest where you'll see the biggest impact. Digital identity, connecting students and staff to information that builds knowledge, is an opportunity for pivotal efficiency gains.
Everything is different now, and there's no telling when employees will be back in the office, if ever. Capital One doesn't expect to bring employees back until after Labor Day. Amazon has extended its work from home policy to October. Facebook and Google will allow employees to work from home through the end of 2020. Shopify has closed all offices until at least 2021 with all employees working from home. Twitter employees never have to return to the office if they don't want to. These changes come with new challenges for IT. Some of them you've encountered already. Others are issues to anticipate and prepare for. Then there are the steps you might have overlooked in the scramble to fully enable remote work for your employees. Now is the time to strengthen your organization's security. Let's look at five questions every CIO should be asking right now.
2020 has presented many challenges to many companies -- from mass furloughing for some businesses, to mass hiring for others. Workforces are struggling to adapt to new work-from-home mandates, and companies are ill-prepared to enable these new access demands. Financial services companies in particular are struggling to deal with a multitude of remote authentication related challenges. Bravura Security will offer suggestions on how companies can use Identity Management and Privileged Access Management to secure access control for employees and keep businesses safe from potential breaches.
Modern password management systems must address new requirements, to operate in a world of BYOD, cloud, mobility and encryption.
Organizations that want to mitigate risk need identity and access management. It must become an integral part of the company, touching everyone and everything. IAM provides a strong rules platform that will increase worker productivity while improving security. Identity Management is key to ensure employees are both empowered to deliver value and prevent damage to the business's reputation, security, or bottom line. When getting started with IAM, companies will need to decide whether to begin with automation or governance first. This webinar will explore both approaches and make a case for which should come first.
An essential tool in the effort to secure access to critical healthcare systems is privileged access management. With this, administrative and other accounts with elevated privileges have their passwords periodically randomized. Multi-factor authentication (MFA), robust authorization policies and access audit logs ensure that access is business-appropriate and users are accountable for their actions.
Successful organizations make a long-term investment in IAM and PAM solutions, to support long-term growth of their system. Join CTO Idan Shoham for a discussion about best practices for organizing and operationalizing their IAM and PAM initiatives.
In this informative webinar, speakers from Identity Experts and Bravura Security will educate attendees on PAM and how it can work to reinforce their organizations. The speakers will take attendees on a journey to understanding PAM and it's many benefits, as well as demonstrating the solutions to make PAM implementation a reality.
This document lays out what Bravura Security offers in its 'as-a-service' IAM application: architecture, security and privacy protections, support and implementation services, change controls and commercial model.
IAM process automation using Bravura Identity: discovery, systems of record, requests, workflows, certification and analytics.
Most medium to large organizations have deployed both an IT service management (ITSM) platform, (which may include popular applications from ServiceNow, BMC/Remedy, Atlassian/JIRA and HP/Service Manager), and an identity and access management system (IAM), including applications such as Bravura Identity. This seems like a good approach – what could possibly go wrong?
An overview of role-based access control (RBAC), including definitions, business processes, implementation strategy and organizational impact.
Both IAM and ITSM systems include request portals, which raises the question: which UI should be presented to users who wish to request new access to changes to their identity information?
Learn how to eliminate manual identity and entitlement administration by adopting best practices IAM processes.
A core problem in all identity and access management (IAM) systems is how to help requesters articulate access requests. Requesters rarely know exactly what entitlements, on what systems, are required to perform a given function.
Join Todd Rossin, IDMWORKS CEO & Chief strategist, and Idan Shoham, co-founder and CTO, Bravura Security, as they address the complexities around identity and the most common questions about IAM Assessments & Roadmaps: Why Should We Assess? What Should We Assess? & When Should We Reassess?
Privileged Access Management systems are generally used to replace static, well known passwords with frequently changing, cryptographically stored passwords.
This document gives a brief introduction to Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Volume 11 (21 CFR 11 for short), and describes how it impacts information security in the pharmaceutical industry.
This document outlines a variety of problems that can arise with user profile data, the impact of those problems on the efficacy of an enterprise AAA infrastructure, and the solutions that an identity management system can bring to bear to eliminate those problems.
Strategies to secure administrator accounts, embedded and service account passwords and security groups.
In this document, access management is first defined and then the various challenges faced by many organizations are described.
Understanding and avoiding the pitfalls of a purely role-based approach when automating IAM lifecycle processes.
Using password synchronization to support migrating users between applications and directories.
Bravura Security is pleased to announce the release of a major version (11.0) of its Bravura Security Fabric. The 11.0 release introduces group lifecycle management across integrated systems and applications.
Bravura Security CTO Idan Shoham gives a discussion on GDPR and IoT and their impact on the Identity Management industry.
Many IAM projects struggle or even fail because demonstrating their benefit takes too long. Quick-wins that are visible to the end users are a key success factor for any IAM program. However, just showing quick-wins is not sufficient, unless there is a stable foundation for IAM delivered as result of the IAM project. Thus, building on an integrated suite that enables quick-wins through its features is a good approach for IAM projects.
This documents reviews the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines for password complexity and non-password authentication systems.
Overview of Bravura Security 10.1 Release of the Identity & Access Management Suite - webinar held July 11, 2017.
This document explains how a reference implementation of an identity and access management (IAM) system enables lower cost, lower risk process automation, as compared to a fully custom approach.
Privileged access management (PAM) systems are increasingly being used to great effect in securing cloud infrastructure and SaaS environments. With the popularity and affordability of cloud computing environments, organizations can now increase the value and lower the operating cost of PAM systems. This session will explore the various aspects of Cloud and PAM and provide concrete recommendations to implement them.
As organizations move their application inventory out of private data centers to public cloud providers, login pages are exposed to public URLs. This eliminates the network perimeter as a first line of defense and dramatically increases the set of possible attackers. At the same time, organizations are subject to increasing regulatory and audit requirements regarding privacy protection and governance. To address the increased risk of public access to critical systems and applications, organizations must deploy multi-factor authentication, robust access governance and control over privileged accounts. This webinar will discuss implementation of these measures.
How to plan for an IAM deployment, including resourcing, product selection, deployment sequence and ongoing scope expansion.
Summary of GDPR - EU 2016/679 along with how the privacy-protection regulation impacts IAM systems.
Replacing single-factor on SaaS logins with strong, multi-factor Bravura Pass logins.
Addressing entitlement accumulation by periodically inviting stake-holders to review and correct lists of users and access rights.
Configuring and placing the back-end database for Bravura Security Fabric application servers.
Builds a business case for monitoring administrator activity and explores design decisions for the technology and implementation required to implement it.
Using IAM process automation to meet privacy protection requirements in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Architectural and process requirements for IAM process automation on a typical Extranet, supporting customers or partners.
Plain-language guide for choosing secure passwords that are hard to compromise.
Typical components in a shared platform for managing manage users, their entitlements and credentials.
Preview of the 10.0 release of Bravura Privilege, highlighting a new privileged access dashboard, session search and playback dashboard, request approval UI and component framework.
Relate password management to single sign-on systems and clarify the need to integrate IAM systems with E-SSO.
New features in the mobile app include multi-factor authentication for all users and push notifications. Bravura Pass now includes a personal password vault and a federated SAMLv2 identity provider (IdP). Bravura Identity supports management of nested groups, creating new folders and new analytics. Role and SoD rule recertification is new.
Prioritizing functionality and maximizing user engagement to get good adoption rates and ROI.
Pros and cons of implementing IAM automation using a suite of products from a stack vendor versus a combination of best-of-breed products.
Best practices for password complexity, lockout policy, synchronization and reset processes.
Making passwords secure, friendly and cost effective: on-premises, in the cloud, off-site; pre-boot, at the PC login screen and via BYOD.
This document is meant for a technical audience which has been tasked with replacing static, embedded Windows service account passwords with a system where these passwords are automatically changed to new, random values on a regular basis.
Identity and access management is about far more than keeping the bad guys out. You need to let people in to your organization - employees, customers, partners, suppliers and so on - but not every level of access is created equal. In this program, leading experts from Gartner and Bravura Security will help you determine who gets access and where they can go, what tools you should be using to ensure the most effective Identity and Access Management process for users and the enterprise, where to you turn for the right IAM solution for your needs.
Assigning unique identifiers, leveraging roles, deactivating access and more.
Evaluate the pros and cons of physical and virtual appliances as compared to software on managed operating system images.
Enabling BYOD access to on-premises applications from smart phones which are neither on-premises or VPN-attached, without exposing a public URL.
Best practices guide for securing a Bravura Security Fabric server, from hardware through configuration and patch management.
Best practices for defining, assigning and maintaining the definitions of roles in an IAM system.
Enforcing a principle of least privilege through request/approval workflows, risk scores, SoD policy enforcement, periodic reviews and more.
Replacing static and/or plaintext passwords embedded in scripts and applications with a secure API.
An overview on how Bravura Security solutions support the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance.
An overview on how Bravura Security solutions support the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
An overview on how Bravura Security solutions support the Gramm-Leach-Blilely compliance.
Addressing help desk call volume, weak passwords and user complaints with password management automation.
Addressing access risk, administration cost and business agility requirements with identity and access process automation.
Moving group lifecycle and membership management from a centralized IT support model to a combination of unattended processes, self-service requests and periodic reviews.
Best practices for managing users, identity attributes and entitlements in a typical Extranet Partner / B2B web portal.
Best practices for managing users, identity attributes and entitlements in a typical consumer-facing Extranet web portal.
Notes about complying with PCI-DSS.
Considerations when deploying an IAM system in a SaaS model -- network perimeters, trust, risk/liability and more.
Best practices for managing users, identity attributes and entitlements in across a workforce.
Product features in Bravura Pass.
Product features in Bravura Privilege.
Self-service login problem problem resolution in difficult contexts: pre-boot, at the OS login screen, off-site and from a smart phone.
Replicated, geographically distributed credential storage is essential to fault-tolerant privileged access management.
Using password randomization, a credential vault and a request/approval process to secure access to shared, privileged accounts.
Best practices for assigning and managing unique user identifiers, such as login IDs and e-mail addresses.
Recommended processes, implementation sequence and stake-holders for successful password management automation.
The technical and business consequences of locating users, applications and IAM systems on-premises, in the cloud and off-site.
Key identity and access management terminology.
Product features in Bravura Identity.
Best practices for deploying and operating an IAM infrastructure, including long-term commitments, metrics and more.
Building a business case and defining functional and technical requirements for a password management system.
Collecting, updating and redistributing Notes ID files to automate password management with Bravura Pass.
Assisting users who forgot or locked out their PC login password.
Formulating memorable, secure and easy-to-use challenge/response questions as a backup to passwords.
Using IAM process automation to meet governance objectives in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX).
Conflict between endpoint device diversity and wallets of randomized application passwords.
Integrating Bravura Pass with telephony infrastructure, either using an existing IVR system or routing calls to the included password-reset IVR system.
Using IAM process automation to meet authentication and control objectives in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Volume 11 (21 CFR 11).
Using self-service to drive down password-related support call volume at an Internet Service Provider.
The strategy of granting access strictly based on roles and the challenges with deploying and managing such a system.