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Convergence: The Need For Cybersecurity

Jun 15, 2022 | cybersecurity, Resources

The digital transformation of enterprise and government continues to gain speed.

The adoption of measures to mitigate intangible risks against visible and immediate corporate requirements are limited. Significant gaps are ever-present in the assessment, management and operations surrounding risks arising from converged security.

Asset-intensive industries, especially those within a critical infrastructure setting such as power, water or transport are especially at risk with the proliferation of industrial IoT and significant legacy systems interfaced to their IT networks.

To assist organizations in closing risk management gaps, businesses must work with skilled professionals who can deliver a framework for integrated security governance.

Digital transformation

Digital transformation delivers many benefits to organizations including greater efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and the agility to respond to changing needs.

But it also delivers challenges in the form of dispersed data warehousing, use of public services not completely in control of the organization’s IT group, and a proliferation of unique applications to manage and monitor.

How can companies bring their digital visions to reality when their people, data and infrastructure are moving outside of their control?

As traditional ways of working are disrupted, this creates an opening for hackers and nation-state adversaries to take advantage of this transition to damage businesses.

Whether it is stealing intellectual property, phishing for personal data, or causing maximum business disruption, the stakes have never been higher.

An integrated security platform, like Soffid, can accelerate enterprise and government agencies’ digital transformation journey by enabling secure migration of data, applications, and business operations to the cloud. A new converged security platform can address CISOs’ business-critical need today for consolidated, cloud-based security solutions in a deployment agnostic delivery model.

CISOs can define, enforce and monitor policies consistently across the security stack in one place—eliminating the gaps and redundancies of managing point products.

Converged IAM

Organisations need a heightened focus on the protection of both their own and customer information to ensure business sustainability and to retain customer trust. Converged IAM is indeed the future of IAM. It’s only a matter of realizing this importance and educating stakeholders to ensure organizations are better equipped to handle today’s sophisticated threat landscape.

As we mentioned in our post a few months ago, Converged Identity and Access Management (CIAM) unifies disparate physical and logical access control systems to create a singular trusted identity and credential to match rights and access them across the enterprise.

CIAM is born out of growing customer demands. The gist of these demands are quite consistent: quick, reliable, and trustworthy service. Furthermore, customers want seamless, no-fuss experiences.

Security must be like a living organism that can adapt to global risks and increase or decrease security as the threat landscape changes.  The level of security, of course, can impact friction with employees, so it is important that during normal operations the security controls have zero friction and visibility for employees. This ensures usable security and increases the effectiveness of controls.  

Here, an interesting information from KPMG about the future of identity and access management

 

 

Sources:
(1) KPMG
(2) CSO Online
(3) Security Week

Picture: <a href=’https://www.freepik.es/vectores/cyber-seguridad’>Vector de cyber seguridad creado por WangXiNa – www.freepik.es</a>

 

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