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Identity modernization is the response to the conventional identity management technology that couldn't navigate the digital transformation journey of a business amid the global cloud adoption.

Enterprises have been deploying different identity management systems for decades to manage their employees' identities. These systems have done pretty well about the demand of enterprises in that particular period.

However, things have rapidly changed amid the introduction of the customer identity and access management (CIAM) solution. The adoption of cloud computing and shared servers by enterprises has increased the complexity of identity management.

The conventional identity management solutions cannot keep up with the needs of today's SaaS applications, especially the ones deployed over the cloud.

If you Google 'How often should I do penetration testing?', the first answer that pops up is 'once a year.'

Indeed, even industry-leading standards like PCI-DSS dictate that external penetration testing be conducted annually (or after significant changes to infrastructure or applications), while internal penetration testing takes place annually, with segmentation testing occurring every six months.

Yet today's cybercriminals don't work on annual schedules. They don't wait until pen testing time rolls around and the vulnerabilities found are rectified. They strike fast, they strike hard, and they use advanced AI-powered and automated tools to exploit vulnerabilities many organizations don't even know exist, let alone exist in their own networks.

7 Hottest Programming Languages Of 2022
ITProToday, June 15th, 2022
Some of the programming languages on this list have been popular for quite a while; others are just beginning to win the favor of developers.

But all are worth familiarizing yourself with.

What's the most important programming language to learn in 2022? That's an open question, but one way to answer it is to look at languages that are currently trending.

Some of them are well-established coding languages that have long been popular. Others are newer languages that are just now entering their heyday. Either way, they're languages worth familiarizing yourself with.

Biggest Cyber Trend In 2022
Cyber Defense, June 15th, 2022
Stop me if you have heard this one: a customer is working late at night, been a long day, and very tired.

Customer needs to clear a few remaining emails including one from the CEO. Without thinking about it, customer opens the email from the CEO, barely skims it and opens the attached Word document. Just as the Word doc opens, customer realizes the email looks a bit odd and then it hits, it is a phishing email. Laptop infected.

Sound familiar? That just happened to my customer yesterday. And he knows better but was tired and on autopilot. We spent an hour online trying to figure out how bad the infection was and if he should wipe out his system and reimage since he had just done a full backup the week before. We decided to err on the side of caution and wipe and restore.

How To Build Cybersecurity Resilience
Security Boulevard, June 16th, 2022
Cybersecurity has been changing rapidly over the past couple of years, due in no small part to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, organizations have digitized at an unprecedented rate and, in the process, created new opportunities for cybersecurity shortfalls

Here are four trends that, in addition to the anticipated rise in ransomware, should affect how you practice cybersecurity and how you build resilience in your organization.

Work From Home, Remote Access and an Expanded Attack Surface

Around 62% of employees between the ages of 22 and 65 said they work remotely at least occasionally, according to research by Owl Labs. It's evident that remote work and remote access are here to stay. Now is the time to ask yourself whether you are adjusting your security strategy to match these workforce trends.

A fundamental change of attitude to access credentials is required to give organizations a chance of regaining control over cyber security says Julia O'Toole, Founder and CEO of MyCena Security Solutions.

In mid-March, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a report highlighting how cyber actors routinely exploit poor security configurations, weak controls, and other poor cyber hygiene practices to gain access and compromise user systems. These included not enforcing multifactor authentication, primarily with remote desktop access, the use of vendor-supplied default login usernames and passwords, and the failure to detect and block phishing attempts.

CISA suggested that organizations can help strengthen their network defences against commonly exploited practices by adopting a zero-trust security model, which enables users to be assigned only the access rights required to perform their assigned tasks. Access control can limit the actions of malicious cyber actors and reduce the chance of user errors.

By combining and automating all the elements required to handle a breach, it's possible to gain control over potentially devastating events.

Security breaches and breakdowns have become an unfortunate fact of life. With the average cost of a security breach reaching $4.24 million, it's critical to find ways to automate detection and ratchet up protection. What's more, any breach detection and remediation framework must support a growing array of regulatory obligations, such as GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, PHI and PCI.

Bitwarden announced the results of a global survey of enterprise security decision makers, conducted by 451 Research, which explores enterprise password management practices and intent.

Overall, the survey finds that strong passwords remain a priority strategy and are important in shoring up the confidence of enterprise security decision makers. But, while security sentiments fall in line with best practices, implementation often falls short.

Weak passwords are vulnerable to password theft or compromise, which has led the enterprise to complement passwords with strategies such as OTP (one time passwords), email verification codes, SMS, or biometric factors. Almost all (96%) of global respondents claim familiarity with these types of passwordless authenticators. Yet, 55% of all global respondents and 60% of all U.S. respondents said passwords are ubiquitous.

Cybersecurity is more important than ever in today's digital age. With so much information being shared online, it is more important than ever to make sure your data is safe and secure.

Hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and they are always looking for new ways to steal information from businesses and individuals.

In this blog post, we will discuss why cybersecurity is more important than ever and how you can protect yourself from hackers!

12 Best Practices For Wireless Network Security
Solutions Review, June 17th, 2022
The importance of wireless network security cannot be understated. With the proliferation of mobile devices and the popularity of public Wi-Fi hotspots, the potential for data breaches and other cybersecurity threats has increased exponentially.

While there are many different steps that can be taken to secure a wireless network, these 12 best practices are essential for ensuring that your data and devices are safe from malicious actors.

1. Enabling Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to the login process. It requires users to enter both a username and password, as well as a code that is generated by an authenticator app. This makes it more difficult for someone to gain unauthorized access to the network.

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