I just finished working with my colleagues on the latest forecast of the mobile workforce in the U.S., defined as workers who require mobility to manage their daily workload. Unsurprisingly, we are forecasting that mobility will grow as a strategic business priority within companies of all sizes. That said, workers from companies with less than 1,000 employees now represent over half of the entire U.S.
It’s no secret that the demand for multi-factor authentication solutions is at an all-time high in the wake of numerous high-profile data security breaches. What may be less apparent, however, is that cloud-based multi-factor authentication solutions are fast becoming the authentication technology of choice for robust small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
The world of data has become increasingly less secure as company after company experiences intrusions into their IT systems and theft of intellectual property. Sometimes those thefts include sensitive information about customers; their names, credit card information, and even social security numbers. Those are the breaches that make the news.
Cloud computing opens up tremendous opportunities for companies that prefer to focus on their areas of expertise rather than on spending massive amounts of time, money, and personnel resources on their data center. But, there is one area where companies should not scrimp when it comes to securing their data — identity and access management (IAM).
The promises that cloud-based delivery mechanisms would improve flexibility, speed deployment, and spur business innovation are clearly being realized, and that’s brought about both benefits and challenges for IT departments.
Nearly every vendor of information technology security systems has lists, checklists, documentation kits, or general guidelines on the Government’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.
For IT professionals trying to lock down information and keep the bad guys out – hackers, cybercriminals, 'rogue' governments, competitors, or disgruntled current and former employees –security is a losing game. It's not if you will be victimized, but when, and how quickly you can recognize and resolve the problem.