Lee Godby is Manager of Business Development responsible for building and driving strategic partnerships and relationships within Centrify’s Identity Service. His background is in sales and business development within the technology space.
“S-E- C-U- R-I- T-Y!!! Someone please call Security!”
As organizations continue to adopt more and more cloud applications, end users are required to manage multiple unique usernames and passwords for each of these applications. If you’re not using an identity solution, such as Centrify Identity Service, this can be cumbersome and inefficient for your end users and expose your organization to unnecessary risks.
In 2015, some of the most significant data breaches, such as the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Anthem, and Hack Team were due to compromised or stolen credentials. Because of these breaches, authentication that is solely reliant on passwords is becoming extinct. One way to address authentication is to build into your process an additional layer of authentication – Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).
Multi-Factor Authentication requires users to provide additional evidence that they are, who they say they are. This can be addressed through various means such as biometrics (inherence factor), an SMS/Text Message to your mobile device (possession factor), or security questions (knowledge factor). By incorporating an additional layer of security into your authentication process, you’ll significantly mitigate your risk against the leading attack vector found in breaches – compromised credentials.
If you’re like many, and you are now beginning to plan and execute your organization’s cloud strategy, security and automation are probably top of mind. By leveraging a best in breed cloud-based ITSM, such as Samanage, in conjunction with a well integrated Identity Service, such as Centrify Identity Service, you can deliver the visibility and automation IT practitioners and end users need in today’s fast-paced environment, while delivering the security your organization requires.