If we take a glance at the present level of digital security in the organizations around the world then we will realize that most of them have struggled to deal with cybersecurity threats at one or more levels. The workforce of today will be the leaders of tomorrow, hence, it becomes more important to understand their technological need and guide them towards a direction which can help organizations sustain and scale in the future.
Securing the identity and managing access has become the prime need because old identity verification tools like “password and username” are no longer reliable enough to protect the corporate networks of today where there is no boundary and mobility has given rise to new kind of security issues.
Consequences of such a security breach affect an organization/individual due to:
1) Loss of reputation and business, and
2) Financial loss
So, it becomes necessary to follow a new security architecture which can help us not just to identify users but also manage the device which is being used to access the sensitive data with an ability to limit the access on a need to know basis. This effectively means that a particular service will not be visible to the user unless they are supposed to access it, thus helping in limiting the attack surface, in case, user credentials and authorized device are compromised.
Today’s scenario demands a solution which organizations can use to create their own security rules. If we look at today’s mobile workforce, a new solution based on Software Defined perimeter architecture which provides granular level access to resources on-premise or in the cloud would be a good fit. Its access management features will make it easier for admins to configure, define ACL and sync with on-premise directory services. It will effectively help in eliminating any kind of MITM, XSS, password-based attack, identity spoofing, SQL injection and many other cyber threats.
Eventually, as we know, prevention is better than cure, and better security is definitely like a precaution taken by integrating security practices with daily workflow and educating the new workforce about how to manage digital resources so that it becomes a habit in future. It’s time organizations adopt futuristic methods to secure themselves in a way that it easily integrates with organization’s need and at the same time grants admins plethora of security features with ease of management in one web-based management console.
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