Since the rise of the internet in the early 2000s, but especially post 2010s, Cloud services have become essential in our daily and work lives. People use Cloud-based software all the time without even realizing it.
Data privacy has been a hot topic in recent years. The rise of digital services – such as social media apps – has seen us leave our personal information left and right. Data management and everything surrounding it is one of the biggest industries of the modern world.
A Chief Information Officer, or CIO for short, is the highest-ranked position in the Information Technology (IT) department of any company. In most company structures they represent they’re the senior executive in their department and answer directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Since the beginning of the 21st century, computers and accompanying software have slowly started taking over our workplaces. To make sure things run smoothly, somebody has to administer over application and resource use and access. This is where the Application Support Manager comes in.
Internet services (apps) have become a part of everyday life. It’s become so noticeable that users have coined the phrase “There’s an App for That” to jokingly explain the phenomenon. However, nobody is laughing when they have to install and register an app for the 100th time. With so many accounts to manage, it’s become apparent users don’t like wasting time logging in and out of services just to function.
This is where Single Sign On came in and provided a necessary solution.
Popular movies and shows would lead you to believe that hackers are computer geniuses who use advanced tech to crack network security. While that certainly does exist, the reality is the majority of cyber-security attacks are a result of Credential Theft. According to an annual study conducted by Verizon, roughly 70% of all network breaches are a result of confiscated credentials. More importantly, these attacks are increasing and getting more sophisticated by the day, making securing personal and company accounts ever so important.
At the core of every business is a network carrying sensitive information about its employees, customers, operations, and more. That data is being accessed by different people through a variety of devices and software every single day. User Identity Management, sometimes known as User Access Management, is there to ensure these network activities are done by the correct users in line with company policy.
Does your company handle large amounts of data at all times? Do different users, ranging from employees to customers, need permanent or periodic access to that data? Then you have to set up and perform a regular User Access Management Audit.