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Was die IT in der Krise NICHT machen sollte

Martin Kuppinger spricht über die Dinge, die IT in jedem Fall in der Corona-Krise vermeiden sollte.

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Top 5 Work from Home Cybersecurity Recommendations for Enterprises

Today, Lead Analyst John Tolbert gives his five work from home cybersecurity recommendations for enterprises.

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Data Sovereignty in Public Clouds

Just a few years ago, IT infrastructures resembled medieval fortresses: Firewalls, intrusion prevention systems and anti-virus programs were supposed to ward off attacks even before the attacker  could enter.

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Top 5 Work from Home Cybersecurity Recommendations for Enterprises

John Tolbert is talking about the current situation with regards the pandemic crisis and the cybersecurity-related things to consider for enterprises.

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Die fünf wichtigsten Cybersecurity Maßnahmen für Unternehmen in Zeiten des Home Office

Martin Kuppinger spricht in seinem Video über die wichtigsten Cybersecurity-Maßnahmen für Unternehmen während der Corona-Pandemie.

Executive View

Executive View: IRM-Prot-On - 71313

Sharing enterprise information is both a security risk and a necessity of the modern enterprise. IRM-Prot-On of Groupo CMC is a strong provider of enterprise information protection services. The solution enables document and file protection, permissions management, and information classification.

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Executive View: Micro Focus Access Manager - 80311

The Micro Focus Access Manager counts amongst the established and mature solutions for Web Access Management and Identity Federation. Micro Focus is continuously improving the product, leveraging new technology and remaining responsive to client requirements for an agile and comprehensive solution to their access control requirements. Micro Focus Access Manager is a solution well-suited for supporting web services authentication requirements, federated authentication environments, and agile deployment scenarios.

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Executive View: R&S®Trusted Gate by Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity - 80400

Transparent, data-centric security for untrusted infrastructures. Reliable control and monitoring of sensitive information stored in public clouds and collaboration tools (e.g. Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, Teams). Virtualization, encryption and fragmentation of data enabling secure and convenient collaboration for multi cloud, on-premises and hybrid storage environments and true data sovereignty.

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Executive View: CyberArk Privilege Cloud - 80122

Privileged Access Management (PAM) has evolved into a set of technologies that addresses some of the most urgent areas of cybersecurity today against a backdrop of digital transformation and industrial change. CyberArk Privilege Cloud is an as-a-service solution designed to protect and control privileged access across on-premises, cloud and hybrid infrastructures. It is part of a suite of solutions and technologies from one of the leaders in PAM.

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Ransomware During the Pandemic Crisis

It is really astonishing how quickly the word “pandemic” has evolved from a subject of obscure computer games to the center of everyone’s daily conversations… However, when discussing the latest news about the coronavirus outbreak, one should not forget another pandemic that’s been causing massive damages to businesses, governments, and individuals around the world for several years already. Since its initial emergence in Eastern Europe about a decade ago, it has quickly evolved into one of the largest global cyberthreats, crippling hospitals and entire...

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Die fünf wichtigsten Cybersecurity Maßnahmen für Unternehmen in Zeiten des Home Office

Martin Kuppinger spricht über die wichtigsten Cybersecurity-Maßnahmen für Unternehmen während der Corona-Pandemie.

 

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KuppingerCole Analyst Chat - Our New Regular Podcast

Today we're officially launching KuppingerCole Analyst Chat - our new soon-to-be-regular audio podcast. In the pilot episode Martin Kuppinger and I are discussing Identity & Access Management challenges so many are facing now while having to work from home. At the moment, you can subscribe to our podcast on Spotify or watch new episodes on our YouTube channel. Other platforms will follow soon. Stay tuned for more regular content from KuppingerCole analyst team!

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May 12, 2020: Identity Fabrics & the Future of Identity Management

With this Virtual Event, KuppingerCole will help you in defining a step-by-step approach to migrate from your legacy IAM to a future-proof Identity Fabric.

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Apr 29, 2020: Access all Apps with Azure AD: A Single Identity Solution for Secure Access

Most businesses already rely on Azure Active Directory for secure, seamless access to Microsoft services like Office 365 and Azure. But with more applications being used than ever before, organizations are asking themselves what bigger role Azure Active Directory can play in securing their entire application ecosystem.

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Jul 09, 2020: Working From Home Is Not Secure Without an Effective IAM

The past few months have not only been disruptive to business models, but also to the way many people work. Working from Home (WfH) is the new normal for many of us, but it comes with many challenges, for workers, for their managers, for the IT teams. One of the biggest challenges is finding the right balance between enabling WfH and security.

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Identity & Access Management Challenges - Work From Home Edition

Welcome to the pilot issue of the KuppingerCole Analyst Chat - our soon-to-be-regular podcast. Stay tuned for more episodes!

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Typical Risks and Pitfalls for IGA Projects - 72580

As the number and types of digital identities proliferate in the digital era and the number of data protection regulations around the world continues to grow, the need for an effective Identity Governance & Administration (IGA) capability has never been greater. This leadership brief outlines common risks and pitfalls of enterprise IGA projects and how they can be avoided.

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: AI, Machine learning and Privileged Access Management - 80120

Choosing a PAM solution has become a complex, and potentially time consuming, decision for modern organizations but one they must get right. If trends such as customer identities or privileged accounts used by DevOps are to be managed securely, then the final purchasing decision rests on carefully selecting solutions with the right feature sets. New technologies such as machine learning and AI are now being added to PAM solutions.

Executive View

Executive View: iWelcome IDaaS and CIAM - 80328

iWelcome provides a mature Identity-as-a-Service platform with extensive support for B2C (Customer Identity & Access Management – CIAM) and B2B use cases with interfaces for end-users as well as app developers. As an EU-based company, iWelcome strives to fulfill regional requirements such as interoperability with various national IDs and GDPR compliance, and as such provides unparalleled consent management features. Although iWelcome provides a horizontal solution, it has a strong customer base in regulated industries.

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Introduction to the Information Protection Life Cycle and Framework - 80370

Leadership Compass

Leadership Compass: Fraud Reduction Intelligence Platforms - 80127

This report provides an overview of the market for Fraud Reduction Intelligence Platforms and provides you with a compass to help you to find the solution that best meets your needs. We examine the market segment, vendor service functionality, relative market share, and innovative approaches to providing Fraud Reduction Intelligence Platform solutions.

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AI and Healthcare

AI's role in reducing the impact of future pandemics As the coronavirus spreads fear and panic across the world, it’s perhaps timely to take a step back and consider the future of healthcare and how AI will help. But first let’s consider that the coverage and spread of the virus shows us precisely just why reliable data is needed to help us cope with new diseases. At time of writing, most official advice on coronavirus is not based on hard data led evidence on how the virus spreads, the best way to contain it, who is most vulnerable, what is the incubation period and so on....

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Apr 21, 2020: AI Governance From a Practical Perspective

How can you ensure that your Artificial Intelligence project does not become a liability? An improper implementation, a socially insensitive data label, or negligent data management can easily lead to an auditing nightmare. What are the best practices to safely utilize and govern AI?

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Top 5 Work from Home Cybersecurity Recommendations for Enterprises

As the business world moves to rapidly enable work-from-home (WFH), enterprise IT teams need to shift resources and priorities to ensure that remote workers are protected. Already we see malicious actors adapting and targeting remote workers more. My colleague Alexei Balaganski published a list of recommendations for small businesses. The Situation CheckPoint reports 4,000 domains related to coronavirus have been registered since January 2020, of which 3% are malicious and 5% are suspicious. Phishing attacks are increasing, which aim to capture remote workers credentials. VPNs are...

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Beyond Marketing: The Future of Customer Interaction - 80292

Customer interaction is much more than marketing—it comprises all touchpoints during the customer journey. And the borders are becoming more and more blurry as many areas, such as marketing, sales, service, support, and consultancy are part of customer experience (CX). Furthermore, technological aspects shape the future of customer interaction: artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) are among the most important technological trends in the changing field of customer interaction.

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Apr 16, 2020: A Compass for Choosing the Right Fraud Reduction Intelligence Platform

Companies are turning to Fraud Reduction Intelligence Platforms to reduce account takeover (ATO), synthetic fraud, bots, and other forms of fraud, which continue to be a pervasive and revenue-draining problem across many industries.

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5G and Identity

5G Identity and Authentication 5G is the next generation of cellular mobile communications intended to support the massive increase in capacity and connectivity that will be required for the future cloud of things and to provide the enhanced bandwidth needed for new mobile data services.  The security of both depend upon being to identify not only the people but also the things that are using the network services.  Organizations need to act now to take account of how 5G will impact on their identity and access management governance and processes. 5G identifiers First it is...

Buyer's Compass

Buyer's Compass: API Management and Security - 80215

The complexity and breadth of the challenges to discover, monitor and secure all APIs within your enterprise can be daunting. This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Compass will provide you with questions to ask vendors, criteria to select your vendor, and requirements for implementing consistent governance and security along the whole API lifecycle.

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The DON’Ts of IT in the Times of Crisis

Truly we are living in interesting times (incidentally, this expression, commonly known as “the Chinese curse”, has nothing to do with China). Just a couple of weeks ago the world was watching China fighting the coronavirus outbreak as something that surely can never happen in other countries. Today Europe and the United States are facing the same crisis and we’re quickly coming to the realization that neither memes nor thoughts and prayers are going to help: many countries have already introduced substantial quarantine measures to limit social interactions and...

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Home Office in the Times of Pandemic – a Blessing or a Curse?

One of the most interesting office work developments of the last 20-30 years, the home office has radically gained new relevance amid the developing coronavirus pandemic. With the goal of limiting the spread of the virus, many companies and employees must suddenly resort to the option of working entirely from home. This is not only self-evident but also urgently necessary and will support many companies in their continued existence at the same time. Home office as an immediate pandemic quarantine measure The advantages are clear: social contacts in real life will be reduced to a...

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Malicious Actors Exploiting Coronavirus Fears

Security researchers are discovering a number of malicious attacks designed to exploit public fears around COVID-19, more commonly just called coronavirus. The attacks to date take two major forms: a map which looks legitimate but downloads #malware, and various document attachments that purport to provide health and safety information related to COVID-19. The coronavirus heat map may look legitimate, in that it takes information from Johns Hopkins University’s page, which is itself clean. However, nefarious actors have created a package for sale on the dark web called...

Virtual Academy KC Master Class

Apr 07, 2020: Business Resilience Management in a Pandemic Crisis 

Attend this KC Master Class to learn what actions you can take immediately to handle the current pandemic crisis. In a second stage, an in-depth course will help you bolster your business resilience in the future. In order to react to the current pandemic developments, this KC Master Class is conceptualized particularly flexible to fit your needs and time constraints.

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Modernizing IAM Solutions Leveraging New Operating Models With the KuppingerCole Identity Fabric

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Executive View: Exabeam Security Management Platform - 80001

Exabeam is a highly modular platform for collecting, storing, managing and correlating security events across multiple IT systems, both on-premises and in the cloud, with integrated orchestration and automation capabilities to improve analysts’ productivity. It can augment an existing SIEM or completely replace it.

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Modernizing IAM solutions leveraging new operating models with the KuppingerCole Identity Fabric

Learn more about Legacy IAM and how to modernize IAM solutions leveraging new operating models with the KuppingerCole Identity Fabric.

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The Perils of Today’s Approach on Access Governance: Start Protecting Data at Source

Protecting sensitive, valuable data is a must for every organization. Ever-increasing cyber-attacks and ever-tightening regulations mandate businesses to take action. Unfortunately, the common approaches of IGA (Identity Governance and Administration) that focus on managing static entitlements for systems and applications fall short in really securing the data at risk. They fail in managing data in motion. They are static. They don’t manage the usage of data well. Not to speak of all the challenges in role management projects and around regular access reviews.

Executive View

Executive View: Atos DirX Identity - 80166

Atos DirX Identity is a mature offering for IGA (Identity Governance and Administration), delivering both leading-edge Identity Provisioning capabilities and a strong risk-based Access Governance feature set. Atos has made significant improvements when it comes to the ease and flexibility of customization and added a modern, responsive user interface together with RESTful interfaces.

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May 26, 2020: Protect, Detect, Respond, Mitigate: A Modern Security Paradigm for Modern Enterprises

The Antivirus has been proclaimed dead years ago – you’ve probably heard those stories many times. But did you realize that the EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response), which was once supposed to address all its shortcomings, isn’t doing well either? After all, with the sheer number and complexity of modern cyber threats, what’s the point of detecting each one if you have neither time nor qualified manpower to analyze and mitigate them before they turn into major disruptions?

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High Assurance MFA Options for Mobile Devices

In recent years much of the focus in the authentication space has been on MFA, mobile devices, and biometrics. Many technical advances have been made which also serve to increase usability and improve consumer experiences. There are a few reasons for this. MFA Multi-factor authentication is the number 1 method to reduce ATO (account takeover) fraud and prevent data breaches. We all know password authentication is weak and the easiest way in for malicious actors. MFA has been mandated by security policy in many organizations and government agencies for years. MFA is now also required in...

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What Does the Future Hold for Passwordless Authentication and Zero Trust?

Enterprises of all types face a growing number of cyber threats today. Studies show that most data breaches begin with compromised passwords. Moreover, password management is expensive and not user-friendly. Enterprise workforce users are driving the consumerization of IT. They want the same kind of flexibility and ease-of-use from the authentication systems at work that they use at home; often, this means using mobile devices.

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: What to Consider When Evaluating Decentralized Identity? - 80451

Decentralized identity solutions that meet a range of enterprise use cases are on the market. Being a discerning consumer means knowing the right questions to ask. This Leadership Brief guides you through the critical aspects of decentralized identity solutions that are relevant to enterprise adoption.

Executive View

Executive View: Informatica CLAIRE Engine - 80391

Intelligent data management allows enterprises to identify, understand, and act upon trends in enterprise data and metadata, and is an essential addition to the digitized organization’s toolkit. Informatica’s CLAIRE is a AI and machine learning engine which powers its intelligent data platform that is built into Informatica’s data management products, and is a strong choice to address the data management needs of today.

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Find Your Route from SIEM to SIP and SOAR - 80008

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platforms have been a key part of many enterprises’ cybersecurity infrastructures for over a decade. However, facing the growing number and sophistication of cyber threats, even the largest security operations centers built around them fail to respond to attacks in time. Are SIEMs a thing of the past already? This Leadership Brief provides some insights and recommendations.

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Preparation Is Key: Where Prevention Ends, and Business Continuity and Incident Response Management Begins

Ensuring the availability of processes and services in the event of an incident or a cyber attack is a fundamental part of a company’s cybersecurity approach. Commonly used phrases when it comes to such cybersecurity strategies, are Incident Response Management (IRM) and Business Continuity Management (BCM). Both should be part of a company's cybersecurity strategy, but what is the difference, how are they connected, and at what point in time do they start? Identification and prevention are fundamental Every organization is under attack, and there is the risk of being hit by a major...

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Business Continuity in the age of Cyber Attacks - 70361

Business continuity and cyber security remain largely in separate siloes. But changes in the IT and cyber threat landscapes mean there is an urgent need for organizations to alter their approach. This leadership brief identifies why there needs to be closer alignment and integration between business continuity and cyber security teams, and provides recommendations on how to achieve this to reduce the business impact of cyber attacks and ensure none is a business killer.

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Solving Problems in Privileged Access Management with Automation

While businesses race ahead with digital transformation, security and identity management are often being left behind. The complexity of modern organizations of all sizes has undermined the traditional concepts of privileged access management (PAM) and privileged account usage. Help desks and IT security teams are often too busy and understaffed to be able to give PAM the attention it deserves.

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: 10 Top Trends in IAM - 80335

Digital identities are at the core of Digital Transformation, Information Security and Privacy. It has never been more important for enterprises to ensure they have the capability to manage identities effectively in a rapidly changing business, regulatory and IT environment. This Leadership Brief looks at the main trends to help businesses evolve their Identity and Access Management (IAM) strategies to meet new, emerging and future requirements.

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Compromise of IOTA

Turning a blind eye to security in favor of optimism If you have any take-away from reading KuppingerCole research, hopefully it is that APIs are a critical element to protect. This is true regardless of the industry. Even cryptocurrencies. IOTA, the blockchain-like cryptocurrency and transaction network was compromised in mid-February. The API access to the IOTA crypto wallet via a payment service was targeted and exploited for potentially two to three weeks. Approximately 50 accounts were compromised, leading to the eventual theft of around 2 million Euros. There is a risk in trusting...


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