In recent years, several of the world's most technology-savvy businesses have experienced identity-related breaches. These occurrences have emphasized how digital identities have evolved to be both today's largest cybersecurity issue and the foundation of current organizational security.
It has become evident that a comprehensive, all-hands-on-deck strategy is essential to keep ahead of attackers and make their success more difficult.
Why Should Businesses Care About Identity Security?
According to CrowdStrike Overwatch team analysis, eight out of ten (80%) breaches are identity-driven. These contemporary attacks often skip the conventional cyber kill chain by utilizing stolen credentials to perform lateral moves and launch larger, more devastating attacks.
Identity-driven attacks, however, are particularly difficult to detect. When a genuine user's credentials have been hacked, and an adversary is posing as that user, traditional security processes and tools might make it impossible to distinguish between the user's regular activity and that of the hacker.
Identity security is often seen as an organization's final line of defense. These technologies are designed to combat attackers who have escaped existing security measures like endpoint detection and response tools.
Identity Security and Zero Trust: How Are They Related?
Zero Trust is a security architecture that needs every user, both within and outside of an organization's network, to be verified, approved, and constantly checked for security configuration and posture before allowing or maintaining access to applications and data. Zero Trust implies that there is no conventional network edge; networks can be local, in the cloud, or a mix or hybrid of the two, with resources and employees located everywhere.
Businesses that wish to implement the most robust security defenses should combine an identity security solution with a zero-trust security architecture. They must also make sure that their chosen solution complies with industry standards, such as those specified by NIST.
Many changes are in store for 2022.
Indeed, we cannot forecast all the critical challenges and subjects that will arise this year.
Could you fill in some of the gaps?
A robust identity security solution will provide the business with several benefits and expanded capabilities.