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EAM: More than Reduced Maintenance Costs

Enterprise asset management (EAM) is generally used to reduce the operational and maintenance costs of corporate assets. By more effectively coordinating the maintenance of manufacturing plants, vehicle fleets, oil and gas pipelines, and other infrastructure, EAM can also help minimize costly service disruptions. However, the value of EAM can extend beyond the bottom line by enabling organizations to more...

NIST Offers New Guidelines on Identity Management

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is updating its Cybersecurity Framework, as we reported in a previous post. Designed to provide a “prioritized, flexible, repeatable, performance-based and cost-effective approach” to managing cybersecurity, the framework has seen broad adoption by organizations worldwide. NIST issued a draft of version 2.0 in January 2017, incorporating feedback received since the original...

UMA Meets Privacy Requirements by Giving Customers Control Over Their Data

In our last post we discussed the growing need for customer identity and access management (CIAM) solutions. Like identity and access management (IAM), CIAM has to do with the registration and authentication of users so they can gain secure access to online resources. However, CIAM is also about the aggregation and synchronization of customer data across sales, marketing, and...

How CIAM Creates a 360-Degree View of the Customer

Healthcare IAM
Each of us has multiple identities — personal, consumer, business-related, etc. To his family, a man might simply be “Sam,” but to his employer, Sam is a complex array of user IDs, passwords, and access privileges. Identity and access management (IAM) provides a disciplined approach for the creation, maintenance, and use of those digital identities. It integrates business processes...

DIT is now Clango

Distributed Information Technologies, Inc. (DIT) is now Clango. We’ve changed our name, but you can still rely on us to help organizations build identity-centric security programs.  From DevOps and Cybersecurity to Application Development and Enterprise Asset Management, Clango delivers.

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Gets an Update

Organizations are facing a “triple threat” when it comes to cybersecurity. Growing numbers of vulnerabilities and increasingly sophisticated attacks have made cybersecurity breaches virtually inevitable. However, many organizations lack the skilled personnel needed to combat these attacks, and open positions for security specialists tend to go unfilled due to the limited number of professionals in the marketplace. As a...

FIDO Alliance Specifications Enable Standards-Based Approach to MFA

In our last post, we discussed how so-called “aftershock” attacks are driving the need for multifactor authentication (MFA). Because most users rely on a handful of slightly varied passwords to access multiple sites and accounts, cybercriminals often use stolen passwords in hacking attempts. MFA adds an extra layer of protection by requiring more than a password for authentication. Traditionally,...

“Aftershock” Attacks Up the Ante for Multifactor Authentication

Aftershocks, in geological terms, often occur in the vicinity of an earthquake; they can happen weeks, months, or even years after the original seismic event. Security experts warn that high-profile data breaches can also produce aftershocks, and multifactor authentication (MFA) is the best defense against these attacks. Aftershock attacks occur when hackers use credentials obtained in previous data breaches...

Federated Identity Management Extends Control Across Hybrid Environments

ID Management
The continued adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions and other cloud-based services has blurred the concept of the network perimeter. At the same time, organizations have become increasingly dependent on partners who span supply chains, brokers, and other networks. These distributed computing models have created new challenges for identity and access management (IAM) solutions, which provide a framework for managing...

The Proper Role of Identity Management in Regulatory Compliance

According to Gartner’s “Survey Analysis: Trends in End-User Security Spending, 2017,” organizations are increasing their cybersecurity budgets due to fears of data breaches and related business risks. Regulatory compliance is also a top concern that’s driving security spending. Organizations face significant financial penalties if they fail to meet increasingly strict regulatory requirements for data security and privacy. The 2016...