While authentication and authorization might sound similar, they are two distinct security processes in the identity and access management (IAM) space. Authentication is the security practice of confirming that someone is who they claim to be, while authorization is the process of establishing the rights and privileges of a user. Here, we talk to Tehila Shneider about authorization, authentication, and why authorizations remains a problem that is mostly unsolved.
Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) and other digital technology, including faster, more affordable bandwidth, are revolutionizing the ways cities conduct surveillance and provide security. Major cities throughout the U.S. are utilizing turnkey systems that integrate video footage, access management, traffic monitoring and body-worn cameras into central high-speed networks.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Grove City, Ohio is comprised of seven buildings, which includes the church, preschool, elementary school, rectory, storage garage, athletic building and modular classrooms. With 28 exterior doors now encompassing the fully renovated church, school and preschool, the parish knew it was time for a substantial security upgrade.
Identity management has become a focal point for enterprise security. With the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and the scramble to support work-from-home employees, the real threat to business data assets, whether in the enterprise or the cloud, has become unsecured remote access.
The Neiman Marcus Group Inc., needed an access management software solution that could work with the retailer's existing access control technology, while allowing it to add new technology and sites into the future.
Each week. Kastle Systems has been monitoring access control data to find out building occupancy among American enterprises and determine which cities remain the most open amid COVID-19 and the work-from-home movement.
According to the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) study, for the majority of companies (72%) it takes one week or longer for a typical worker to obtain access to required systems. Conversely, it takes half of organizations three days or longer to revoke system access after a worker leaves, creating regulatory compliance issues and the risk of data theft. To make matters worse, for the majority of organizations (83%), remote work and other Covid-19 related factors have made managing access to corporate systems more difficult.
Organizations are exposing their business to unnecessary risk by allowing employees to have residual access to systems and applications that they no longer need to have access to. Security teams need to evolve their current approach to better manage and control unauthorized user access.