This Weeks Top Identity Management News 10/02

SRnewspaperPlaying catch up? Here are these week’s top Identity Management stories:

World Bank and Accenture Assist Developing Nations in Creating World-Class Identity Management Programs

By gradually moving away from using different identity systems for different purposes and by using standard requirements and technologies that allow those existing systems to connect to each other, developing nations can start reaping the benefits of universal ID, said a new report from the World Bank and Accenture (NYSE:ACN). Currently, over 1.8 billion adults in developing countries still lack an official ID and thus access to essential services

50% of Millenials Share Data to Unsanctioned Cloud Apps

Despite efforts at better security education, Fortune 1000 employees continue to choose convenience over security when leveraging productivity tools on the job. Nearly a third of employees in these large enterprises regularly upload and share corporate data to third-party cloud apps without the knowledge of their employer.

That Big Security Fix for Credit Cards Won’t Stop Fraud

Over the last few years, card issuers have spent between $200 million and $800 million to distribute new debit and credit cards to account holders, while large retailers like Target, Home Depot and Walmart have spent more than $8 billion to install new card readers capable of reading the chips.

Despite this effort, retailers say the new system is highly flawed because instead of issuing the so-called chip ‘n’ PIN cards that offer two-factor authentication, banks and other card issuers are distributing chip ‘n’ signature cards, which thieves can easily undermine.

Dell Introduces Enhanced Identity and Access Management Solution

Dell today announced the release of Dell One Identity Manager 7.0, a scalable, modular and integrated platform that enables organizations to unify security policies, meet compliance needs and achieve governance, while improving business agility both today and long term. The solution enables compliance through access control and segregation of duties, complete visibility, and control that’s driven by identity intelligence and business objectives.

Cloud Security Alliance Releases New Guidelines for IAM in the Internet of Things

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), an organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today announced that its Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group (WG) has released a new summary guidance report titled “Identity and Access Management for the Internet of Things.”

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Jeff Edwards

Editor, Cybersecurity at Solutions Review
Jeff Edwards is an enterprise technology writer and analyst covering Identity Management, SIEM, Endpoint Protection, and Cybersecurity writ large.He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and previously worked as a reporter covering Boston City Hall.
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