Posts by Andy Smith

Andy Smith is vice president of product marketing. Smith’s expertise spans twenty plus years and he will drive Centrify’s identity services security products and platform strategy. Prior to his Centrify appointment, Smith was responsible for Oracle’s go-to-market strategy for the company’s global identity and security business unit, where he successfully launched multiple security cloud services to many millions of users that transitioned customers from on-premises license to cloud.

From the Cloud

Break the Trust and Stop the Breach: The Zero Trust Security Model

By , February 19, 2018

As 2018 is upon us, it’s time to take stock of our new realities and commit to better behavior that benefits us and our companies. The discussion of the perimeterless enterprise is not new. In fact, the term “de-perimeterisation” was coined by Jon Measham, a former employee of the UK’s Royal Mail in a research paper, and subsequently used by the Jericho Forum back in 2005. The concept is easily understood. Are your employees using their mobile phones to access business data? Do they use SaaS apps like O365, Salesforce, or ServiceNow? If so, then your organization is a perimeterless enterprise. Access to your enterprise…

From the Cloud

Moving to the Cloud? Six Best Practices for AWS Security

By , November 28, 2017

When moving to an AWS infrastructure, responsibility for security is shared between Amazon and your organization. Amazon’s Shared Responsibility Model clearly shows where both parties’ responsibilities begin and end. AWS secures the lower layers of the infrastructure stack, while the organization is accountable for everything else up to and including the application layer. Six security best practices for organizations moving to AWS Extend your common security model Conventional security and compliance concepts still apply in the cloud. Whether we’re talking about existing apps migrating to the cloud or new ones being built there, they must be secured and good practices…