Government agencies and private sector organizations around the world are experimenting with the use of blockchain to help manage digital identity. Here are three examples of pioneering efforts in the U.S., Canada and India.
Cybercrime marketplaces Genesis and Richlogs are helping fraudsters to better impersonate legitimate users of banks, eBay, Amazon, Netflix and more by providing them with victims' legitimate "digital fingerprints" and replay tools designed to fool anti-fraud defenses.
As the healthcare industry undergoes its own digital transformation, security is more important than ever. Okta's Nick Fisher says a zero trust model can keep hospitals and patients healthy when it comes to protecting their data.
What are some of the moves that organizations can make to improve their identity and access management? Veda Sankepally, an IT security manager at managed care company Molina Healthcare, describes critical steps in this case study interview.
DirectTrust's new effort to develop a standard for instant messaging in healthcare could potentially help providers securely communicate in real time over multiple platforms, says Scott Stuewe, the nonprofit alliance's president and CEO.
Mergers and acquisitions, along with cloud adoption, are rapidly changing the pharmaceutical industry. Sandy Dalal of Allergan talks about how Okta identity and access management brings security stability and supports a zero trust framework.
A major misconception about cloud IAM is that it's easy to implement, says Mark Perry, CTO for APAC at Ping Identity. Implementation poses challenges, and cloud IAM must be carefully integrated with other systems, he says.
The Internal Revenue Services' internal financial reporting systems and IT infrastructure have 14 new security vulnerabilities, along with a long list of previously unresolved deficiencies, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office audit.
The sentencing of a former worker at a substance abuse treatment provider in connection with a Medicaid fraud conspiracy "is an important reminder about the threats from insiders," one privacy attorney says.
The traditional IAM strategy has been to tie individual users with a unique device. But that doesn't work in healthcare settings, where doctors and nurses often share multiple devices. Jigar Kadakia of Partners HealthCare talks about how he approaches this critical challenge.
Often in breach response, security professionals focus on the technical aspects of the attack. Yet, the non-technical aspects are often more insidious, says Teju Shyamsundar of Okta. And Identity can be a powerful tool to bolster defenses.
Provisioning and deprovisioning employee credentials is a critical component of mitigating insider threats, says Andrew Clarke of One Identity, who discusses the importance of identity and access management.