Lots of happenings in the Identity Management and Information Security spaces this week. From the newest IAM products to concerns over a global cyberweapons deal, these articles will keep you abreast on the latest industry news.
Centrify has announced that it has joined Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) as a corporate member. CSA is a not-for-profit organization that promotes best practices for assuring security of Cloud Computing and provides education on the use of Cloud Computing to help secure all computing. The Centrify Identity Platform protects against the leading point of attack used in data breaches ― compromised credentials — by securing an enterprise’s internal and external users as well as its privileged accounts, through cloud, mobile or on-premise.
Software-as-a-service provider LogMeIn has acquired LastPass for $110 million in cash. The acquisition of the single sign-on and password management service provider is expected to help LogMeIn to continue its growth in the identity and access management market, according to the announcement.
Microsoft announced the “general availability” of its Roles Based Access Control (RBAC) Azure service this week. The service lets organizations set up access privileges to Azure resources based on the use of Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory service. The overall idea is to permit groups within organizations to set up and manage their own storage accounts and virtual machines. At the same time, traditional IT controls aren’t necessarily relinquished. To that end, the service comes with predefined built-in roles.
An international effort to prevent cyberweapons from reaching malicious regimes is at risk of coming apart amid objections from U.S. companies that claim it would upend the way they use and sell legitimate spyware.
Businesses using Google’s OpenID Connect (OIDC) identity provider service to authenticate users to software-as-a-service applications in the Google Apps Marketplace now have a way to enable single sign-on support for a broader set of SaaS and custom-built applications for desktop and mobile devices.
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