The Identity Defined Security Alliance Publishes New Guidance on Remote Workforce Security
Whitepaper advises organizations on identity security strategies for addressing a variety of remote work challenges
DENVER - Nov. 4, 2020 - PRLog -- The Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA), an industry alliance that helps organizations leverage existing cybersecurity investments to establish a stronger security posture, today announced the publication of its latest guidance, "Securing Your Remote Workforce Through Identity-Centric Security." As a result of stay-at-home orders tied to the pandemic, all but essential businesses were met with a remote workforce, and with it, the challenge of providing and securing employee access to applications and data online.
According to a recent survey by Enterprise Technology Research, the percentage of workers permanently working from home is expected to double in 2021, creating the need for security leaders to support a hybrid workforce that maintains productivity and security. The acceleration of cloud adoption and digital transformation is highlighting identity as the connection between the enterprise and its users. To threat actors, identities are the holy grail which can be used to access sensitive applications, move laterally throughout a compromised network, access sensitive applications and systems, and ultimately exfiltrate data. Even before the pandemic, a study conducted by Dimensional Research and sponsored by the IDSA, revealed that 79 percent of organizations suffered an identity-related breach in the last two years.
In its new guidance, the IDSA examines how Identity Defined Security Outcomes — the desired results of an identity-focused strategy — can help CISOs secure their organization as employees go virtual, and strategies for common challenges they face, including:
About the Identity Defined Security Alliance
The IDSA is a group of identity and security vendors, solution providers, and practitioners that acts as an independent source of thought leadership, expertise, and practical guidance on identity centric approaches to security for technology professionals. The IDSA is a nonprofit that facilitates community collaboration to help organizations reduce risk by providing education, best practices, and resources.
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