The International Rescue Committee has identified new processes and ways to safeguard information in the midst of rapid digital transformation, according to CISO JT Jacoby. The IRC went from having multi-factor authentication deployed on just 1,500 devices in November to more than 10,000 today.
Humans continue to reuse simple passwords that criminals can access, and passwordless continues to be the way forward. Jeff Shiner, CEO of 1Password, said we're making progress toward the future of authentication - passkeys - and discussed when, why and how to adopt them.
In the online world, knowing and trusting who you are interacting with has been a problem for decades. When it comes to assessing the state of identity verification, "we certainly have a lot of problems to address," according to identity expert Jeremy Grant of Venable.
While multifactor authentication helps solve some of the problems with passwords, we still need to get to being truly passwordless, said Susan Koski, PNC Financial Services. She said adopting the FIDO standards, using zero trust and relying on authentication analysis can all help speed the journey.
While the concept of zero trust has been around for years and has been adopted by the federal government, most small- and medium-sized businesses still don't know how to implement zero trust, said Chase Cunningham. But progress is being made - with a big focus on automation.
Hardware-based authentication vendor Yubico plans to go public at an $800 million valuation by merging with a special purpose acquisition company. The Swedish firm said becoming publicly traded will accelerate Yubico's push to enter adjacent authentication markets and land clients in new verticals.
Healthcare sector entities have a special mix of identity and access management challenges, but other factors, including the shortage of skilled cybersecurity expertise, create even more obstacles, says Dave Summitt, vice president, cybersecurity, at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute.
In the latest weekly update, Venable's Jeremy Grant joins ISMG editors to discuss how to defend against the increasing use of MFA fatigue attacks, takeaways from a recent U.S. probe into compliance issues related to Login.gov services and the latest updates on the Improving Digital Identity Act.
Forrester recently published a report that shows over two-thirds of European security decision-makers have begun to develop a zero trust strategy, and public sector organizations are leading the way. Forrester's Tope Olufon shares the cultural and regulatory roadblocks to zero trust.
In the latest weekly update, John Kindervag, creator of zero trust and senior vice president of cybersecurity strategy at ON2IT, joins ISMG editors to discuss the top zero trust storylines of the year, the impact of ChatGPT on the cybersecurity industry and how to tackle MFA bypass attacks.
The founding team behind SOAR vendor Demisto has started a passwordless authentication and user management platform company that caters to the developer community. Descope helps developers embed authentication in the application build process and competes with Auth0 in the CIAM space.
Identity verification and lack of WebAuthn implementation in legacy applications and smartphones are two of the biggest challenges associated with adopting FIDO authentication. Merck Germany's Andreas Pellenghar also says the current setup of jumping to a browser to log in is turning people off.
Phishing is the number one way to compromise accounts, and Google's Christiaan Brand says passkeys have emerged as a great technical solution to the issue. He wants to ensure what FIDO Alliance has built benefits and is relevant to how Google wants to see passkeys implemented for its own accounts.
Security practitioners are putting cognitive psychology and customer experience at the forefront of new product development in a push for usability, says Trusona's Kevin Goldman. Getting user experience designers familiar with products allows them to speak meaningfully with the security team.
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.