Analyzing the security catch 22s facing highly regulated, and oft targeted markets
In addition to mostly watching networks for breaches and responding accordingly when they were identified, traditional cyber security methodology and thinking required organizations to lock things down. Cut off access to stakeholders and outsiders alike, make it difficult to share data, implement complicated authentication processes – essentially say “no” and make things hard on everyone – that was the old role of the CSO and CISO.
But that’s not acceptable any more. The old way of doing things was putting organizations – both private enterprises and government agencies – in difficult and unenviable positions. Highly regulated industries found themselves in catch 22s – they needed to make things more secure, but they were also being forced by government regulations and customer demand to not lock things down, to not make things harder, and to not impede the free flow of information and data.
And each industry has its own unique, complicated and frustrating catch 22.
To learn more about the “rock and hard place” situations facing CIOs, CSOs, CISOs and the security departments across these industries – including healthcare, government, cloud services, finance and retail – we sat down with Jeff Schmidt, the CEO of next generation authentication solution provider, Authomate. During our discussion, we covered the different catch 22s facing each industry, the pressure they’re placing on companies and the technologies that can help them get out from between the rock and the hard place.
Here is what Jeff had to say:
If you want to learn more about the challenges facing these individual industries and how Authomate’s solutions can help companies escape their catch 22s, go to the newly redesigned www.Authomate.com.