CEO Fraud Continues to Rear Its Ugly Head

As CEO of Centrify, I have been writing about “CEO Fraud” — whereby scammers send emails that impersonate senior executives to obtain money or data — for well over three years now. I have blogged about it based on first-hand encounters, presented on it and the broader topic of “business email compromise” (BEC) at the 2016 RSA Conference, and was even interviewed on a nightly news show about it (scroll to 18:30 to see yours truly wax poetic). But I am not the “vox clamantis in deserto” (“voice crying out in the wilderness” for those that know Latin, or you…

Zero Trust Lessons from a Holiday Classic

Every year when the holidays roll around, I’m amazed at the way shopping deals dominate the headlines. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are annual juggernauts that produce some amazing opportunities for shoppers and retailers alike. Yet this year, even the mighty shopping season has taken back-seat to the continuing domination of security breaches in the press. With $114 billion being spent on Information Security products and services in 2018, as estimated by Gartner, we should see the frequency of data breaches going down. Instead, rather than seeing fewer headlines, we’re seeing more. In the past two weeks alone we’ve seen…

Gartner Names Centrify a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management (PAM)

On December 3, 2018 Gartner released The Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management, Q4 2018. Evaluating 14 vendors, Gartner positioned Centrify in the LEADERS quadrant. Here at Centrify, we believe this is a strong validation of Centrify’s Zero Trust Privilege approach to privileged access management. A complimentary version of this report is available for download here. As breaches and attacks grow, the market is finally realizing that importance of PAM not just for compliance, but as a strong security control. At Gartner’s Security and Risk Management Summit in June 2018, Neil MacDonald noted in the keynote that PAM was one of the Top…

Forrester Names Centrify a Leader in Privileged Identity Management

Today Forrester Research released The Forrester Wave™: Privileged Identity Management, Q4 20181. Evaluating 11 vendors, Forrester named Centrify a Leader. Here at Centrify, we believe this is a strong validation of Centrify’s Zero Trust Privilege approach to privileged identity management. A complimentary version of this report is available for download here. Centrify is redefining the legacy approach to Privileged Identity Management by delivering cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege to secure modern enterprise use cases. Zero Trust Privilege mandates a “never trust, always verify, enforce least privilege” approach. Centrify Zero Trust Privilege helps customers grant least privilege access based on verifying who is requesting access, the…

The Base of Cyber-Attacks: Credential Harvesting

Cyber attackers long ago figured out that the easiest way to gain access to sensitive data is by compromising an end user’s identity and credentials. According to the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report, 81% of hacking-related breaches leverage either stolen, default, or weak credentials. Often these credentials belong to privileged users, providing cyber adversaries the “keys to the kingdom” and providing them a perfect camouflage for their data exfiltration efforts. Betting on the human factor and attacking the weakest link in the cyber defense chain, credential harvesting has become the base of most cyber-attacks. Recent reports of a newly-detected Smoke…

Centrify’s new spinout, Idaptive, named Overall Leader in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Cloud-based MFA Solutions

Wow! Right out of the gate and the brand new spinout of Centrify Application and Endpoint Services as Idaptive is named as an Overall Leader in the recent KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Cloud-based MFA Solutions report. Most organizations today are wrestling with how to better authenticate users. Passwords are not enough and MFA has risen as a secure option for most enterprises. According to the report: “Cloud-based MFA is the process of using a SaaS solution to gather additional attributes about users and their environments and evaluate the attributes in the context of risk-based policies. The goal of Cloud MFA…

At SecurIT in New York, it’s a Zero Trust State of Mind

On October 29-30, Centrify will proudly sponsor the second SecurIT: the Zero Trust Summit for CIOs and CISOs in New York City. Produced by CIO and CSO from IDG in partnership with Centrify, the two-day event will focus on how to capitalize on the adoption wave of Zero Trust to stay ahead of the security curve. The summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York, which is the only hotel connected to the majestic Grand Central Terminal. It’s an amazing venue that visually stuns with ballrooms evoking the history and splendor of New York and its amazing skyline….

Moving Beyond Legacy PAM: Centrify Zero Trust Privilege

Our customers trust us to keep their most privileged credentials – the “keys to the kingdom” – secure from being exploited. Over half of the Fortune 100, the world’s largest financial institutions, intelligence agencies, and critical infrastructure companies, all trust Centrify to stop the leading cause of breaches – privileged credential abuse. We know that we can do even better. That starts today with a singular focus on continuing to redefine the legacy approach to Privileged Access Management (PAM) with cloud-architected Zero Trust Privilege. SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? First, to sharpen that focus, we’re spinning out our Identity-as-a-Service business…

Stay Secure with Day-One Support for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

It’s that time of year again: time for all the latest and greatest from our friends in Apple Park (or the Apple Spaceship as locals call it). This week, Apple released iOS 12 and next week Apple will release the latest update for macOS, 10.14 Mojave. We here at Centrify are excited for the new capabilities, the new look of iOS 12, and the new features and improvements with macOS Mojave. To that point, we have made sure that our customers are able to move forward with day-one Centrify support for both offerings. Our day-one support is effective across Centrify’s…

Centrify Scores Highest for Both “Workforce Users Accessing SaaS” and “Business-to-Business” in New Gartner Report

Gartner just released their first ever “Critical Capabilities for Access Management, Worldwide, 2018” report, and we are proud to see that Centrify has scored the highest of any vendor in 2 out of 3 Use Cases including “Workforce Users Accessing SaaS” (3.78 out of 5.0) and “Business-to-Business” (3.52 out of 5.0). Gartner evaluated 15 vendors’ services on nine critical capabilities including Event Logging and Reporting, SaaS Application Enablement, User Authentication Methods, and Authorization and Adaptive Access and three common Use Cases: Workforce Users Accessing SaaS, Business-to-Business, and Business-to-Consumer. We believe this validates our unique ability to secure access to apps…