Media Coverage

Reminiscing about identity and access management (IAM)

Ten years ago identity and access management (IAM) was nicely compartmentalised and relatively easy to understand. There were a dozen vendors in the market and after deciding a company’s size and propensity for an enterprise directory, it was relatively easy to define a solution. I enjoyed visiting clients, listening to how vendors had bamboozled them and then recommending to them a succinct way forward to reaching their IAM goals. Then the “Cloud” came. All of a sudden it was necessary to throw out the old paradigm of a central directory and firewalls at the...

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L’IDaaS, l’autre eldorado de la sécurité ?

Le marché de l’identité as a service apparaît plus attractif que jamais, jusqu’à conduire des partenaires de longue date à se tourner le dos. Mais ce pourrait n’être qu’un début avant une convergence IDaaS, CASB et EMM, portée par la transformation numérique des entreprises. Capgemini et RSA ont récemment sollicité KuppingerCole et Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) pour produire  une étude sur la gestion des identités en entreprise  (IAM). Et...

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WHY MARKETING, HR AND FINANCE SHOULD HAVE A BIGGER SAY IN YOUR IDAAS STRATEGY THAN YOU MAY THINK

My colleague Darren Platt  recently weighed in  on the undeniable upward trend of organizations moving toward Identity as a Service, or IDaaS. While only 15% of organizations report having a cloud-based pure play for their identity solutions, more than 55% are saying they have a mix of cloud and traditional. Cloud-hosted identity solutions appear to be here to stay. And that’s why when planning your identity future you had better assemble a team of your best IAM strategists, IT personnel, cloud architects and….marketing. Wait, what? Yes, that’s right....

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How to prepare for EU Standard General Data Protection Regulation?

Take-away summary   The GDPR shows that states in the EU are aware of the risk in the cyber world. Protection of private data and personal information are highly important European values and policy-wise organisations have to get ready for new standards. The EU-directive affects all organisations, even if they are not to be seen as part of the critical infrastructure. Also, the BSI in Germany speaks about further national policies. This shows that preparation is necessary.  It is difficult to estimate the content of laws and new rules. General norms like ISO 27001 provide...

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Bad Option – the lemming approach

I’ve never actually seen lemmings jumping off a cliff but I have observed companies blindly following others into bad decisions regarding their security. It seems CEOs and CIOs are unwilling to spend the time analysing their requirements and undertaking a robust selection process to ensure those requirements are met. They prefer to “follow the crowd”. One area in which I’ve seen bad decisions being made is in the selection of mobile device management solutions. Many companies prefer to select the same solution as their competitors. I assume the thinking is...

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Only one in five organizations set up to securely manage user identities

Capgemini and RSA survey finds that most businesses are ill-prepared for the digital services transition, causing a shortfall in identity and access management security Paris and San Francisco – A survey conducted by Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE:EMC), revealed that as organizations seek to capitalize on digital opportunities through rapidly developing and hosting new services online, they frequently under-invest in adequate cybersecurity...

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