Month: April 2013

Erasing the Identity Blind Spot

Security is not an all-or-nothing proposition. And that’s part of the problem. It creates blind spots; gaps in vulnerability. Partly because of the inherent complacency that after a company institutes a new security initiative that hackers will be held at bay, or the employees won’t be tempted to make off with a database or a hundred other internal or external threats. I have long promoted that security is as much about planning and process as it is about the various solutions that are deployed to

CloudAccess unveils integrated version of identity and access management

LOS ANGELES, CA–(April 26, 2013) – CloudAccess, a leader in unified security solutions from the cloud, announced the release of the latest version of CloudIDM/AM which features a unique and seamless integration between enterprise identity management and access control (single sign on/access management) from the cloud. “We’ve taken the next evolutionary step to integrate the key capabilities of provisioning, multi-factor authentication and role-based workflow management with an advanced single sign on for SaaS and legacy applications and manage it all from the cloud,” said CloudAccess CEO

Brass tacks: answering the cloud security questions that matter

Enterprise security can be a labyrinthine, complex beast with many moving parts, dozen upon dozen of requirements, needs, implications, options and alternatives. But when we get down to the nitty gritty (the brass tacks if you will), cloud security can be simplified by six simple questions: WHO is logging in? WHAT are they accessing/viewing? WHERE is the device from which that person logs in? WHEN was any asset changed/modified/moved HOW are they authorized/credentialed? WHAT is the impact of the event? Now determining the answers to

When the security bill comes due

I love sushi. I love big fat burritos. I love tikka masala. So now that my taste buds are salivating, what do my epicurean preferences have to do with cloud security? They all come from restaurants I frequent, and 9 time out of ten I pay for these delights with my credit card. I never thought  twice about it, until I read Tracy Kitten’s article for BankInfoSecurity here: It details how many restaurants are falling victim to attacks that put their customer’s credit card information at

Can your company afford to lose $400 million?

Of course not. But that’s the dollar figure companies stand to lose in terms of consumer trust when security protocols are breached according to a new study by the research firm Ponemon. In terms of dollars and cents on a risk analysis spreadsheet, it is easier to put a value on a particular asset than the potential recurring value of a client, customer or even partner. Beyond lawsuits and capital and operational expenses to repair a mea culpa, weak cryptography, hack defenses or shoring an