How PKI helps ease some of today’s biggest security challenges

All have safety pain points. This is the reality for businesses of all sizes today. The global IT think tank 451 Alliance has recently studied. The organization, a division of 451 Research, asked its members about their greatest security concerns. The top two include user behavior and phishing, as given below. Endpoint security, IoT and compliance-related costs were also cited by survey respondents as security challenges.

Fishing

Not surprisingly, phishing nearly topped the list of concerns of survey participants. Phishing is a global phenomenon that affects every sector and economy, and therefore the email activity of your employees should be monitored very closely. Study after study shows how problematic phishing occurs. One of them, from cloud security provider Avanan, found that one out of every 99 emails is a phishing attack, amounting to 4.8 emails per employee in a five-day work week.

Meaning that every single day an employee will receive a phishing email. The study also revealed that 83% of people worldwide received phishing attacks in 2018, resulting in disintegration and damage. This includes loss of productivity (67%), loss of ownership data (54%), and loss of reputation (50%).

Compliance costs

The 451 Alliance study also found that compliance costs are on the minds of IT leaders. One way to control these costs is to properly address your organization’s cyber security risks. In today’s environment, companies need to be proactive about data privacy and cyber security. Taking this approach can reduce the need for a costly customer – and regulatory information after the fact, ultimately cutting the firm’s compliance costs.

With this there is an increasing amount of regulation in the US for businesses to comply, but also especially in Europe. Some of the most important US regulations include Sarbanes Oxley, CFR 21 Part 11, FDA ESG, as well as EIDAS and GDPR in Europe.  In doing so, you will be helped to ensure that the company is embroiled in an expensive settlement for failing to comply.

Multiformer and two-factor authentication

The participants in this study also indicated that they plan to increase their focus on multiactor certification. Similar to multiformer authentication, GlobalSign provides two-factor authentication. This is necessary to protect an organization’s sensitive data and applications.  Managed PKI provides low-cost, easy management and auditing to both user and device identities, controlling access to your services, data and digital assets.

Endpoint protection

Endpoint security is important because a hacker can easily interrupt a connection between a network and a device (‘endpoint’) such as a mobile phone, laptop, server, etc. There is no single type of device, naturally it needs to be protected.

GlobalSign’s Auto Enrollment Gateway (AEG) goes a long way to help ensure endpoint security.

AEG is a fully automated, managed public key infrastructure (PKI) solution that addresses scalability in modern mixed enterprise environments.  resulting disruptions to business workflows Huh. EEG users also increase the security of email and public-facing webservers. Additionally, AEG of GlobalSign allows automatic provisioning for all Apple machines and devices registered with Active Directory.

IoT Security and Identification

Another area of ​​concern highlighted by research is IoT protection. Providing exceptional device detection and security, the IoT Identity Platform is flexible and scalable to issue and manage billions of identities for all types of IoT devices and simply integrates with a developer-friendly, RESTful API.

The IoT Identified Platform can serve various security use-cases of IoT across all verticals, including manufacturing, agriculture, smart grids, payments, IoT gateways, healthcare, other industrial ecosystems and more. This initial certificate provisioning (Greenfield and Brownfield.

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