IAM

  • Intro to IAMBy Scott Smith
    Security Practice Lead

    Four years ago Target suffered a data breach that caught the attention of consumers and executives everywhere. By starting with a stolen dormant login from an HVAC contractor who was no longer working with Target, attackers were able to gain root access directly into Target’s data center. Once in, they found a web application vulnerability and managed to use this to steal the PII (personally identifiable information) for over 70,000 people, and seize the data for over 40 million credit and debit cards from a Point of Sale system that was not directly connected to the internet.

  • Leading practices in identity and access managementBy Scott Smith
    Security Practice Lead

    Whether talking to people at large companies or small companies, when we bring up the topic of Identity and Access Management (IAM) we often hear a lot of the same comments…

    • “I am concerned that we have employees who have been here 10 years, and have access to everything, but I don’t know how to control that risk.”
    • “Of course we have password policies…but I’m not sure they’re being enforced.”
    • “I recently discovered an account for someone who left the company 14 months ago.”
    • “Half the people in our IT department have global permissions—they can access anything.”

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