The Elephant in The Room: What’s Missing From The Identity Management Picture?

Mayukh Gon, Founder & CEO, PerfectCloud Corp. Toronto, Canada

Imagine a number of educated fellows having a very calm conversation about identity management and security in a living room full of beautiful ceramic vases and several precious pieces of modern art. Now, imagine having the same type of conversation with a gigantic elephant in the middle of the room, terrified that it is stuck inside a small space and ready to ravage it at any second. This second scenario describes exactly how most conversations about security, particularly identity and access management, are carried out.

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Are Your Vendors as Secure as You’d Like Them to Be?

Let’s put aside for the moment the question of whether you’ve taken the time to fully secure your company’s systems or not. At the moment, we’ll just pretend that your company sits within this perfect little vacuum of security where unicorns exist and hackers can’t get within a million miles of any of your databases. Congratulations! You’re still not safe.

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Why Storing Passwords in Plain Text is A Horrible Idea

“Oh, dear. I have too many passwords and have no idea what to do with them.” This is a very normal reaction when you’re trying to diversify the passwords you’re using for various services. After all, you can’t use the same password for more than one service if you don’t want to suffer immense losses after a breach. So, how do you manage all of these passwords? After discovering the Notepad program on your computer, you may have figured out the secret. You can just store all of your passwords in a notepad document on your local drive or on the cloud, right?

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Top 10 Challenges to the Security and Privacy of Your Cloud Data

Has your business switched to cloud computing yet? As of 2013, 54% of businesses were using public or private cloud computing services. This number is likely to continue to grow as more companies become aware of the benefits of the cloud. If you don’t think your employees are utilizing cloud computing, you’re probably wrong: popular file-sharing services such as Dropbox and Google Docs are based on cloud computing, and even staff who email themselves documents to work on at home are often trusting your company data to the cloud. This means that you need to start thinking about cloud security and privacy right now. You also need to think about how your business is going to address the top 10 challenges to the security and privacy of your cloud data.

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Would You Give Up Your Privacy For A Million Dollars?

In no time in history was privacy such an enormous concern as it is today. At this point, we sit at the precipice of an era where privacy will either become a thing of the past or something you must defend. Since the advent of the internet, many officials and citizens of different nations have had their privacy breached and all of their data stolen. Your bank accounts, your personal information, and even information about your relatives used to sit in different places where only a court order would deem it accessible. Now, this information is spread across various databases, sometimes even copied over multiple times.

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