07.23.2018 - Manufacturers Need Industrial-Quality Access Control

Ideas about cybersecurity in the manufacturing sector have started to change, and it’s about time. Until recently, a common misperception among those in the industrial world was that that they had little to attract hackers—no credit card data, no health records, no bitcoin. But manufacturers do have data, and it’s immensely valuable — their trade secrets. Profit isn’t the only motivation for hackers many just want to cause chaos. There are plenty of reasons for hackers to attack manufacturing systems; the proof is that one out of three industrial control systems (ICS) computers were hacked last year (Kaspersky Lab, Sept 2017). ...

09.1.2017 - Top 5 Road-Blocks Migrating To A Cloud Identity and SSO Solution

In discussions with our customers and prospects, almost all of them share common road-blocks that prevent many organizations from fully embracing a cloud identity management/SSO solution.  Here we will address 5 of the more common road-blocks and how Optimal IdM has helped clients meet and exceed their security, regulatory, and enterprise architecture needs. ...

04.9.2017 - 101 Uses for a Virtual Directory

101 Uses for a Virtual-Directory-v3Your corporate directory services and individual application identity pools are fragmented and sprawled throughout your enterprise. Each directory needs maintenance and probably a lot of clean up. Unfortunately, there is little time for such efforts. Consolidation of these fragmented identity services often takes many man-years of effort, costly consulting services, temporary software migration tools and the result is rarely the clean, pristine environment envisioned. ...

03.16.2017 - Five Things CMOs Need to Know About Customer Identity and Access Management

There was a time when a CMO’s didn’t need to worry about Customer Identity & Access Management (CIAM) solutions. CIAM was the province of the IT department. Things change rapidly, though, and now marketing and identity access management go hand-in-hand. A business’s applications need to be able to identify customers across multiple platforms, and should tailor its marketing strategies to specific customer identities that can only be uncovered effectively through CIAM. ...

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  • A digital ledger in which digital transactions are recorded chronologically and publicly.
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  • Managing and auditing account and data access by privileged users.
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