NASCIO CIO Top Priorities in a Zero Trust World

Many state CIOs are struggling to manage the onslaught of priorities that are captured in the NASCIO Top 10 Policy and Technology Priorities for 2019, ranging from enabling cloud services to the digital government to IT governance. While their mission mandates tackling these priorities, they cannot solely focus on their implementation, but must also bolster cyber security and abide by stringent compliance mandates (e.g., FISMA, HIPAA, NIST SP 800-Series). This is a tall order to deal with. To add to this challenge, the attack surface of state governments has changed dramatically. Today state agencies must not only control access to…

Centrify Achieves FedRAMP Authorization

Centrify received exciting news this week that we are now FedRAMP Authorized! For those who don’t know about FedRAMP, it is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. FedRAMP Authorization is an important qualification that significantly smooths the process of selling cloud technology solutions to government agencies. We have been trying to get this authorization for years, so this is a BIG win for Centrify, our partners, and our customers. View our FedRAMP Authorization: https://marketplace.fedramp.gov/#/product/centrify-identity-services–centrify-privilege-services?sort=productName Privileged access abuse is the leading attack vector, estimated to be involved…

Centrify Empowers Our Partners to Unleash P.E.A.K. Performance

I’m thrilled today to debut Centrify P.E.A.K. Performance, our new partner program! This launch is the culmination of a long period of listening. We’ve spent months listening to our partners, customers, and internal stakeholders to construct a program from the ground up that we feel empowers the channel to successfully sell Centrify’s cloud-based Zero Trust Privilege services. First, a step back. Why are we changing our partner program? Quite simply, a lot has changed over the past 6-12 months. Centrify has changed. We’re now solely focused on stopping the leading cause of data breaches: privileged access abuse. The market has…

Centrify RSA Booth 6445: Where Zero Trust Privilege Partners Take the Stage

If there was one clear takeaway from the 2018 RSA Conference, it was that Zero Trust was ready to take off. It seemed like everywhere you turned, Zero Trust was staring you in the face. Oh wait, that was just the Centrify marketing blitz that overtook San Francisco and Moscone Center last April! ZERO TRUST, 10 MONTHS LATER Fast-forward 10 months ahead and here we are, heading back to Moscone for the annual cybersecurity event. And what’s even more clear: Zero Trust has arrived. Many vendors in the industry have jumped on the Zero Trust bandwagon (whether they have a…

Start Your Engines! It’s Zero Trust Privilege Test Drive Season!

As organizations struggle to protect the ever-expanding attack surface, they not only have to secure access to infrastructure, databases, and network devices, but also extend security controls to cloud environments. The modern threatscape now includes Big Data projects, DevSecOps, and hundreds of containers or microservices that represent what used to be a single server. At Centrify, we believe that legacy PAM solutions simply are not capable of securing modern enterprise attack surfaces. That’s why we have a vision of redefining legacy PAM with cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege. Yet, as with anything, knowing how, when and where to start or progress…

NEW CENTRIFY SURVEY: Too Much Privilege, Not Enough PAM Powered by Zero Trust

I’m both a technology guy, and a numbers guy. I have Bachelor of Science degrees in both Accounting and Computer Science. I’ve held the CFO and VP of Finance titles at technology companies throughout my career, including at Centrify where I was CFO for 7 years before becoming CEO in January. But I’ve never painted myself as only a numbers guy because I’ve always had a very keen eye on the technology and operations. As CEO, now more than ever, I’m laser-focused on our innovation and ability to execute on our vision, which is to redefine legacy PAM with cloud-ready…

Gartner Names PAM a Top Security Project (AGAIN!) in 2019

Last June at the 2018 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, the analyst firm issued a “Smarter with Gartner” paper outlining the Top 10 security projects for 2018, which included Privileged Account Management. While Gartner clarified that the ten projects were in no particular order, PAM was right there at the top. This was not a surprise to Centrify, as we’ve seen global cybersecurity spending reach $124 billion but privileged credential abuse is still the leading attack vector. Forrester estimates that 80% of breaches involve a privileged identity, and that 66% of companies have been breached five times or more….

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…

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…