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.
Issues caused by the ongoing pandemic forced many businesses into home offices to continue operating. Although many employees are happy to work from home, managers understand this creates a new set of challenges for everyone. The most sensitive aspect of remote jobs is maintaining a high level of cyber security.