PODCAST: The evolving security industry and the shift to risk-based security
In a recent post on Access Granted, we looked back at the major breaches that occurred in 2015 and discussed a common factor that was present in almost all of them – credential theft and compromised credentials.
Today, hackers and malicious actors that are using increasingly sophisticated phishing, spear phishing and malware attacks to compromise credentials. When stolen, poor cyber hygiene, single sign-on solutions and password reuse ensure that these credentials open the door to complete access across multiple applications and accounts – effectively giving hackers the keys to the kingdom.
To help battle against credential theft and the cyber breaches that it enables, enterprises are taking a new approach to security that focuses on identifying and reducing risk.
To learn more about the changes that we’re seeing in enterprise approaches to security and authentication, we sat down to record a podcast with Jeff Schmidt, the CEO of authentication solution provider, Authomate. Jeff’s company recently closed a $1M round of funding to bring its next generation authentication solutions – which enable a risk-focused approach to security and authentication – to market.
Here is what Jeff had to say: