There are 14.9 billion raw identity records circulating in the Web’s underground communities—a 71% increase over the previous year.1 Many of these records contain usernames, passwords and other sensitive credential information. The use of stolen credentials has been an underlying cause of nearly one-fourth of all organizational breaches and more than 43,000 successful accesses via stolen credentials. Statistics like these show why organizations need to attain a higher level of identity assurance. Consequently, many organizations are moving toward adopting a Zero Trust security model.
CIOs that are under pressure to bring two companies’ IT systems and applications together after a merger or acquisition can unify their directory services quickly and inexpensively with a Virtual Identity Server. This paper looks at three of the leading approaches to bridging disparate sets of directory services into one seamless directory following a merger or acquisition. Conversely, we’ll look at the aspect of a divestiture, in which one company must entirely split out from another. Here, too, directory services play a role in a clean and quick divestiture or spin-off.
White Paper Typing Biometrics and Other Multi-Factor Authentication Methods: When Passwords Are Not Enough
81% of data breaches are from weak, default or stolen passwords. Leveraging MFA when it’s offered lessens the attack vector for digital identity impersonation attempts. This paper looks at existing MFA options, including biometric typing technology, examines decision factors for MFA and discusses the difference between various authentication methodologies.
Your corporate directory services and individual application identity pools are fragmented and sprawled throughout your enterprise. What if there were a way to ‘join’ all of these directory services, virtually, into a single view, without consolidation, without creating another database or pushing and pulling directory identity data back and forth across the network in a never-ending process of synchronization.
MFA is the norm in business today due to the desire for better access control and the need to comply with regulatory requirements. And while every company and every vertical have different requirements for their MFA solutions, they all should start by analyzing the same three elements: scope, usability, and means of delivery. With these elements in mind, this paper takes a tactical approach to guide you through various MFA options.