Smart devices, mobile phones and tablets are becoming the control hub for the myriad of connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) – as are bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies in many organizations today. But this is creating unique and heightened security risks for IT professionals, such as higher exposure to data breaches, malware and compliance violations. BYOD is no longer an industry trend; it’s a fact of life for enterprise-wide operations and the IT organizations that must support them.
In an increasingly cyber-connected world, enterprises are facing growing challenges to maintaining the secure identities of their customers, partners, vendors, and employees — all while striving to meet provisions of the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR).
To address these challenges, organizations should consider:
- Dynamic risk-based scoring, that can recognize threats and automatically deploy increased authentication to protect private information well before a breach or compromise occurs.
- Securely validating the identities of individuals accessing the data.
- Innovative identity and access management solutions to prevent massive fines following an audit, while ensuring that only authorized individuals gain access to private information.
- Utilizing PKI and digital certificates, combined with identity lifecycle management, to deliver high assurance protection for critical data in the organization.