The guardrails organizations use to protect employee identities are often ineffective for contractors, business partners or vendors since they bring their own devices. Many businesses struggle to implement identity safeguards in a setting that's more heterogeneous and offers fewer controls.
PayPal is notifying 34,942 Americans that a hacker accessed their personal information during a two-day credential stuffing attack in early December. The San Jose, California-based company says it has not detected unauthorized transactions emanating from affected accounts.
Attackers have caught up with legacy multifactor authentication tools that use push technology or one-time passcodes, boosting the need for phishing-resistant MFA, says Jeremy Grant. In response, government officials such as CISA Director Jen Easterly have championed FIDO since it's mature and open.
Moving from certificate-based to FIDO authentication reduces overhead and complications for enterprises looking to move away from passwords, says Microsoft's Libby Brown. FIDO allows organizations to go passwordless by simply buying a FIDO key and turning it on in their Azure Active Directory.
Passwordless authentication will gain traction once it addresses edge cases such as logging into Netflix using a remote control, says Hypr CEO Bojan Simic. He shares how a QR code and a biometric identifier on a smartphone can transform the way someone accesses the Wi-Fi at a friend's house.
The FIDO2 standard has driven the adoption of multifactor authentication as well as the embrace of passkeys and conditional UI, says Superlunar's Nick Steele. FIDO2 will help users adopt passwordless flows while protecting websites with public key credentials in a way that hadn't been possible.
According to Accenture Security's Cyber Threat Intelligence team, information stealer malware - malicious software designed to steal information, including passwords - became one of the most discussed malware types on the cybercriminal underground in 2022.
Information Security Media Group asked some of the industry's leading cybersecurity experts about the trends to watch in 2023. Responses covered a variety of emerging threats and evolving trends affecting security technologies, leadership and regulation. Here is a look at the year ahead.
Data resilience stalwarts Commvault, Rubrik and Cohesity have pulled ahead of rivals Veeam Software and Veritas atop the latest Forrester Wave. Commvault, Rubrik and Veritas took the gold, silver and bronze, respectively, for the strength of their current data resilience offerings.
The attack earlier this year that compromised systems and data at LastPass is more extensive than the password management software provider previously revealed. LastPass says the attacker downloaded from the cloud backups of multiple users' encrypted password vaults, as well as unencrypted URLs.
Successful account takeovers are one of the most common ways that organizations end up with attackers in their systems. But strong authentication can thwart even the most clever phishing campaigns, says Brett Winterford, regional chief security officer for APJ at Okta.
The divide between mobile app detection and IAM has fueled cyber incidents and breaches as remote work has expanded. Workers using personal smartphones don't want to install corporate endpoint management products but still need to ensure both user and device are protected, says RSA CEO Rohit Ghai.
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In Part 3 of a three-part video series, CyberEdBoard member Andrew Abel, a cybersecurity and zero trust consultant, and Chase Cunningham, CSO at Ericom Software, describe the operational and business benefits of creating an identity strategy.