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Centrify’s industry experts discuss the biggest issues and hottest topics around the convergence of identity and compliance for data center, cloud and mobile users and applications across devices.


By , June 25, 2018

Last week, Amazon Web Services hosted its AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC. In its 9th year, the event attracted thousands of global leaders and IT security practitioners from government, education, and non-profit organizations to learn how to start their path to the cloud or how to maintain momentum once they’ve begun the transformation. BULLISH OUTLOOK FOR CLOUD ADOPTION IN GOVERNMENT The meeting rooms and exhibit hall were humming and regularly required the organizer to cordon off access to the different floors due to reaching the facility’s capacity. The dramatic increase in attendees compared to prior years illustrates the…

By , June 20, 2018

Download the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management Centrify has been named a Visionary by Gartner, Inc. in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide. According to Gartner, “visionaries are noted for their innovative approach to access management technology, methodology and/or means of delivery.” We believe being recognized as a visionary in access management is a testament to the progress Centrify has made in delivering an innovative and class-leading solution while validating Centrify’s position as a top vendor in the access management market. Centrify’s innovative approach to access management is rooted in our Zero Trust Security approach and…

By , June 8, 2018

451 Research recently published an impact report recognizing Centrify as one of the early vendors to embrace the Zero Trust concept, which is a new conceptual framework on the rise as traditional security models that follow a hardened perimeter approach have failed. The author, 451 analyst Garrett Bekker, notes these failures and states that “the very concept of trust is called into question, in favor of assuming all users and assets are by definition untrusted” and that “the notion of trust is no longer based on where you are, but more on who you are, and what you are allowed…

By , May 30, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR for short, is a major new European privacy law that went into effect on May 25. GDPR will radically reframe our relationship with the organisations that store and process our data. From Amazon to the UK National Health Service (NHS), organisations around the world are desperately racing to ensure compliance, even after the deadline. Yet despite these efforts, just one in ten consumers have heard of the data protection regulation. That’s a shame, because this is a huge piece of legislation which will impact virtually every industry in its bid to make the…

By , May 23, 2018

Over the past 12 months during this blog series I’ve tried to provide insight into some of the key aspects of the GDPR and how organisations can better prepare for the big compliance deadline day of 25 May. Now that day is almost upon us, the question many organisations are asking is, “what happens next?” The truth is that, despite having had years of notice, many are only now waking up to the reality of the new regulatory regime. A recent survey of RSA attendees found just 14% claimed they were fully prepared for the GDPR. So what can we…

By , May 22, 2018

Centrify and Palo Alto Networks have announced another important integration that can help customers quickly and decisively discover anomalies that are a security threat. Building on our past partnership, both companies collaborated anew around the Centrify Analytics Service and the Palo Alto Networks App Framework to more-readily share threat intelligence. When security stalwarts like Centrify and Palo Alto Networks combine the results are powerful for joint customers as they seek to learn, adapt, and protect themselves from active threats. Integrating new security sensor information into modern Security Operations has become an imperative, yet it is still difficult and costly. Organizations…

By , May 3, 2018

Happy World Password Day! Ok, I’ll admit until a few days ago, I wasn’t aware this was a thing. As with most events in my life, if Outlook or Android doesn’t serve me a popup reminder, I’m oblivious to it. But this one commanded my attention, not only because of the never-ending news coverage we see about high-profile breaches, but also because I now know that 4 out of 5 are due to weak, default, stolen, or otherwise compromised credentials. Around this time of year, we tend to see reports that detail the top 25 most common passwords. You’d think…

By , May 1, 2018

Nearly 1,200 security professionals recently attended the DevOps Connect: DevSecOps Day at the 2018 RSA Conference at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Now in its fourth year, DevSecOps Day featured presentations and panel discussions on the role of security in the world of DevOps. DevOps thought leaders, security experts, and vendors shared success stories, insights, and challenges they faced in their journeys to implement secure DevOps practices. The common theme throughout the day was that security is becoming everyone’s responsibility. The security teams are starting to get more involved in the development processes while developers are starting to integrate security directly…

By , April 25, 2018

With the GDPR compliance deadline of May 25 almost upon us, recent events have highlighted the importance of locking down third-party risk. Attacks on supply chain partners, Facebook’s data leak scandal and a new report from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have all come at an opportune time to illustrate the potential liabilities facing firms. The GDPR will require much stricter due diligence and new contractual provisions between data controllers, processors and other third parties. Access controls in particular should be front and centre when dealing with suppliers. This is an opportunity to differentiate on improved security, so grab…

By , April 11, 2018

RSA Conference has moved back to April this year, and next week the largest cybersecurity trade show in the world will once again convene at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Centrify will be front and center this year – literally. Our booth #501 is right in the middle of the entrance to the South Hall. You can’t (and won’t want to) miss it. In case you didn’t catch it the first time, Michele Hayes wrote a great blog about everything going on at our booth next week. I highly suggest reading that once you’re done here. PARTNERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT…