The End of VPN as We Know It

There are countless articles outlining the dangers of VPN and how this is a prime attack vector used by hackers. In an interesting article I was sent recently, Only a third of companies know how many vendors access their systems, it is stated “the average company’s network is accessed by 89 different vendors every week.” This year’s Mandiant m-Trends 2016 Report, see subtitle page 23, recommends: “Don’t give your outsourced service provider a site-to-site tunnel. Give them access to only the application or device they need. Make them use multi-factor authentication.”  Now consider over 3.7 billion records have been stolen…

Is Multi-factor Authentication Adoption Finally Picking Up Speed?

Enterprise adoption of multi-factor authentication has been slow, with many organizations disregarding its value. But has Amazon triggered a change in momentum?   Despite best intentions, few in the industry would argue that relying on a password for security purposes works. If a password is too simplistic, it is more likely to be guessed (either by man or machine). If it is too complex, the chances are it has to be written down in order to be remembered, leaving it susceptible to prying eyes. Passwords are shared with insufficient consideration of the longer-term implications, and ex-employees can often still access…

MFA Everywhere Means VPNs Too!

As you’ve probably seen around here, Centrify is excited about our features which enable enterprises to deploy MFA across their enterprise, so that you are fully protected. We’ve been calling this initiative “MFA Everywhere.”  But, what does “everywhere” mean? To me it means protect your data/apps/network with a modern identity perimeter wherever you expose access. Imagine if all the doors to enter your house required keys, except one. That wouldn’t be a very good solution to protecting your home, so make sure you aren’t doing something similar to your network. Remember, half protected, is half not. VPN’s are often overlooked…