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Data Security in Financial Services: It’s Likely Not What You Think

With so much confidential information in their keeping, you’d think that banks and other financial institutions would have stellar  financial data security  in place. But new research has shown quite the opposite to be true. In the Financial Services breach  report  from Bitglass, data leaks nearly doubled between 2014 and 2015, and the same trend is being seen in 2016. Last year 87 breaches were reported in the  financial services sector  up from 45 in 2014. In the first half of 2016, 37 banks reported breaches. In other research, only one of...

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Analyst Companies Publish Survey about the Current State of Identity and Access Management in Organizations on behalf of BetaSystems

KuppingerCole Ltd., together with CXP Group have conducted a joint survey on the current state of Identity and Access Management in organizations. The survey is written on behalf of BetaSystems. The survey looks at how prepared organizations are for upcoming requirements imposed by the Digital Transformation, such as the need for better managing consumer identities, protecting PII and ensuring that both access to internals and externals to such information is restricted, regardless of whether the information is handled by cloud services or on premises. The majority of...

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KuppingerCole und CXP-Group veröffentlichen Studie zum aktuellen Stand des Identitäts- und Zugriffsmanagements in Unternehmen im Namen von Beta Systems

KuppingerCole Ltd., ein internationales und unabhängiges Analystenhaus mit starkem Fokus auf Informationssicherheit, Identitäts- und Zugriffsmanagement sowie allen Bereichen der digitalen Transformation, hat gemeinsam mit der CXP-Group, einem unabhängigen europäischen Forschungs- und Beratungsunternehmen im Bereich digitaler Services sowie Software- und IT-Services, eine Studie zum aktuellen Stand des Identitäts- und Zugriffsmanagements in Unternehmen durchgeführt. Die Studie wurde im Namen von Beta Systems, einem der führenden unabhängigen Anbieter...

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MaRisk, DSGVO & PIM: „Überwachung privilegierter Benutzerkonten greift zu kurz“

Viel Panikmache gibt es momentan rund um die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung der EU. Unternehmen seien darauf nicht adäquat vorbereitet, heißt es. Nehmen wir das Thema Privileged Identity Management (PIM). So finden sich schon in der MaRisk Vorgaben für die Vergabe und Überwachung von Zugriffsrechten. Reicht das nicht? Wir wollen von Frank Balow, Senior Manager, CISSP, NTT Security, wissen ob – und wenn ja wie – die EU-DSGVO Banken also überhaupt betrifft.

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Visionary – ForgeRock Shines in Latest Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner published its most recent  Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide  earlier this month, with ForgeRock leading the way – for the first time – in the Visionaries quadrant. While perhaps not quite as impressive a result as our standing in the  KuppingerCole CIAM Leadership Compass report  (we were named an Overall Leader, and also named leader in the Product and Innovation categories, and a Technology Leader in the Product and Innovation Matrix) it’s important to note that  the Gartner Access Management Quadrant and the...

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GDPR Awareness Roundtable Discussion

This discussion is moderated by Matthias Reinwarth, Senior Analyst, KuppingerCole and he welcomes Nima Baiati, Senior Director of Product Development at Absolute Software and Rashmi Knowles, Field CTO EMEA at RSA. They discuss how there is less than a year until the GDPR comes into full effect on 25th May 2018. They also cover the results of a surveys where large company CIOs estimate that 50% of US companies store and process data on EU citizens. Therefore, it is a big concern to organisations. So why aren’t companies serious about GDPR and is being “good...

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Ping Identity Named a Product Leader in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Customer IAM Platforms

Ping Identity® , the Identity Security Company, today announced that it has been named a product leader in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Consumer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) Platforms. The Leadership Compass provides an overview of the market segment, 23 vendors and their CIAM product and service functionality, relative market share, and innovative approaches to providing CIAM solutions. Click  here  to view a complimentary copy of the report.   KuppingerCole defines the CIAM market as a sub-genre of traditional Identity and Access Management...

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KuppingerCole reconfirmes iWelcome ‘Product and Innovation leadership’ in its 2017 Leadership Compass for CIAM platforms

Identity, security & cloud analyst KuppingerCole again ranked iWelcome the #1 Innovation leader and #2 Product leader for Consumer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) platforms, and the only Vendor with 4 out of 5 ‘Strong Positive’ endorsements for its functionality. Frictionless GDPR The analyst values iWelcome’s CIAM, with a special recognition of its in-depth GDPR functionality and IoT support. iWelcome’s CIAM service: provides fine-grained consent mechanisms and transparent privacy management dashboards for consumers to control their...

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Centrify Named a Leader in the KuppingerCole Privilege Management Leadership Compass

KuppingerCole just released the KuppingerCole Privilege Management, Leadership Compass. And I am excited to announce that Centirfy has been named a  Leader! Centrify’s privileged access security solution received the highest ratings —  strong positive —  for  functionality, security, integration  and  usability . This year’s Leadership Compass expanded the definition of the PxM market, acknowledging the need for  “ managing the ownership  and knowing all privileged accounts, both individual and shared...

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Preparing for the Digital Transformation

Today’s business environment is increasingly reliant on web and open source applications, which in turn increases companies’ digital security challenges. Advanced Identity Access Management can lend a helping hand. Employees have become digital in their way of working, bringing consumer digital habits into the workplace and merging work and home applications on single devices, whilst external partners are accessing resources via web browsers and social media channels. These are trends that are likely here to stay, but need to be carefully managed to keep security in...

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AdNovum expands board and strengthens NEVIS

As of June 1, 2017, Stephan Schweizer is appointed Chief Product Officer NEVIS and member of the Executive Board of AdNovum. With the introduction of a separate position on the board, AdNovum confirms its commitment to the expansion and internationalization of its security product NEVIS. Stephan Schweizer, Head of NEVIS, is appointed Chief Product Officer NEVIS and member of the executive board of AdNovum as of June 1, 2017. In this position, he will be responsible for the strategic development of NEVIS Security Suite products. AdNovum’s CEO Chris Tanner comments:...

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ForgeRock Crosses into Overall Leader Category in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass Report for Customer Identity and Access Management Platforms

ForgeRock®, the leading platform provider of digital identity management solutions, today announced that is has been named for the first time to the top leader section in the Overall Leadership category of the 2017 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass CIAM Platforms Report. KuppingerCole is the leading European analyst firm, and is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice on Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) technologies, and the vendors in the space. The Leadership Compass Report, written by Lead Analyst John Tolbert to provide market guidance for purchasers of digital...

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KuppingerCole EIC 2017 – GDPR, KYC, IoT, Blockchain, AI, Security

KuppingerCole organized its 11th European Identity & Cloud Conference (EIC) May 9 — 12, 2017. EIC is about Identity & Access Management (IAM), Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC), and Cloud Security. I was there for the first time in 2007, when Martin Kuppinger, Tim Cole & co organized it for the first time at the Deutsches Museum Munich. A lot has changed in 10 years, including the venue. This year, at Infinity BallhausForum Unterschleißheim, there were more than 700 participants worldwide, including vendors, end users, analysts, and thought leaders....

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PSD2 – Eine Herausforderung für die Finanzwirtschaft

Die überarbeitete Payment Services Directive der EU tritt bereits im Januar kommenden Jahres, am 13. Januar 2018, in Kraft. Das gibt für eine Anpassung bestehender Prozesse und eine angemessene Zukunftsstrategie nur wenig zeitlichen Spielraum Ein zentrales Thema, das in der Finanzwirtschaft zu erheblichen Änderungen führen wird, hat sich in der öffentlichen Wahrnehmung noch nicht umfassend durchgesetzt. Dies ist anders als bei der  Europäischen Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (EU-DSGVO ), die sich durch stetigen Hinweis durch Presse, Hersteller,...

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Künstliche Intelligenz schützt digitale Identitäten

Beim Identity Management kommt vermehrt Künstliche Intelligenz zum Einsatz, wie auf der European Identity & Cloud Conference 2017 deutlich wurde. Darin liegen Chancen für Hersteller und ihre Partner. „Cognitive Identity Privacy“ hieß das Motto der European Identity & Cloud Conference (EIC) 2017, die im Mai in Unterschleißheim stattfand. Mehr als 700 Teilnehmer besuchten das Event. Entwicklungen wie Cognitive Computing und die  Datenschutz-Grundverordnung  ( DSGVO  /  GDPR ) bestimmen derzeit das Marktsegment. So befassten...

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