Cybersecurity Pros Preach Constant ID Challenging, Attack Readiness To Defeat Threats
A recent gathering of global cybersecurity pros explored the latest attack scenarios hackers use to infiltrate corporate networks. But unlike the hopes of misguided potential victims, no silver bullet or software guarantee will fully protect them.
The RSA Conference (RSAC) presenters focused on the surge in demand for implementing a Zero-Trust philosophy. Presenters urged network managers to educate their employees to spot digital identity proofing. This involves securing the data points needed to feasibly proliferate digital ID proofing solutions.
Another leading cause of network breaches is organizations integrating their on-premises environments into their cloud environment. That makes the cloud prone to various on-premises originated attacks.
“RSA Conference plays a critical role in bringing the cybersecurity industry together. As cyberattacks grow in frequency and sophistication, it is imperative that practitioners and experts across the public and private sector convene to hear unique perspectives to help address today’s biggest challenges,” remarked Linda Gray Martin, vice president, RSA Conference.
The RSAC provides a year-round platform for the community to engage, learn, and access cybersecurity content. That process is available online and at in-person events.
Better cyber protections will only happen with a heightened focus on authentication, identity, and access management along with threat hunting activities, according to the RSAC.
Leading the Charge
Kevin Orr, president of RSA Federal, oversees the deployment of security, especially identity access management tools, to federal and commercial customers. His company has roots in the early days of cybersecurity defenses.
At this year’s RSA Conference and the corresponding Public Sector Day, he had the opportunity to speak with leaders in the government and enterprise cybersecurity space. He discussed his observations on the state of cybersecurity with TechNewsWorld.
RSA Federal is an identity and access management (IAM) solutions firm that began as a cybersecurity section within the Dell computer company. Today, it has contracts with some of the world’s most security-sensitive organizations.