Early June Articles for Identity Management Professionals

June 3, 2021

New Privacy Laws, questions about Cyber Insurance, and more news in this week's digest of articles for Identity Management Professionals.

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New Articles for Identity Management Professionals, Early June 2021


How To Leverage Identity in An Attack via Idenhaus

IAM is an essential capability that supports both security and compliance mandates; however, organizations with poor identity management practices can leave the door open for user accounts to be compromised as attack vectors, increasing both risk and the severity of vulnerabilities exponentially.

Can You Depend on Your Cyber Insurance? by cloudsavvyIT

You’ve got cyber insurance in case the worst happens. But what does your policy cover and what will it not pay out for? Your worst-case scenario might be worse than you think.

White House Cyber Advisor Cites ‘Disappointment’ With Fed Network Hygiene via MeriTalk

The White House order issued on May 13 presents an extensive list of directions to Federal agencies to improve network security. At the very heart of those are instructions to move to cloud-based infrastructure and zero trust security architectures.

Rise in Opportunistic Hacks and Info-Sharing Imperil Industrial Networks via DarkReading

Security researchers at Mandiant have seen an increasing wave of relatively simplistic attacks involving ICS systems - and attackers sharing their finds with one another - since 2020.

Financial Services Risk: Cyber Security Concerns Grow  via Allianz

Attacks against the financial sector increased 238% globally from the beginning of February 2020 to the end of April, with some 80% of financial institutions reporting an increase in cyberattacks.

Mandatory Opt-out, Data Breach Notification Part of New Privacy Bill via ArsTechnica

According to Amy Klobuchar, “This legislation will protect and empower consumers by allowing them to make choices about how companies use their data and inform them of how they can protect personal information.”

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