Identity management and information security news for the week of September 30; Updates from IDSA, Keyri, Laika and more


The editors of Solutions Review have curated this list of the most notable identity management and information security news for the week of September 30. This curated list includes identity management and information security vendors like IDSA, Keyri, Laika, and more.

Keeping tabs on all the most relevant identity management and information security news can be a daunting task. Accordingly, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the past month, in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate news on vendor products, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other notable identity management and security news stories some information.

News of the week of September 30 on identity management and information security

Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) Appoints Executive Director Julie Smith to Executive Advisory Board

The Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA), a nonprofit organization that provides vendor-neutral resources to help organizations reduce the risk of a breach by combining identity and security strategies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Smith to the Executive Advisory Board. Currently Executive Director of IDSA, Smith has not only established the organization as a trusted source of identity security for IT and cybersecurity professionals, but has dramatically increased the number of members and key partnerships. . As part of today’s announcement, IDSA has launched the search for a new Executive Director to continue its mission of supporting IT and cybersecurity professionals and leading the organization through a exciting next chapter.

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SailPoint Unveils “Horizons of Identity” Research Report to Examine the Maturity of Corporate Identity Programs

This week, SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc., a leader in enterprise identity security, released the findings of a new research report titled “Horizons of Identity.” As hyper innovation and rapidly changing technologies drive global organizations, mature identity programs are becoming essential to securing and enabling digital capabilities at scale. The survey data, based on insights from more than 300 global cybersecurity leaders, reveals the current state of the identity security industry and assesses the maturity of corporate identity programs.

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Group Wins Federal Contract to Automate Network Device Authentication

A group led by integrator Optiv Canada that includes Venafi and Ottawa-based Crypto4A Technologies has won a competitive contract to automate much of the authentication process for federal government network devices. The contract with Shared Services Canada, which provides data centers and messaging services to most federal departments, was signed in March, but it has taken so far for the government to approve the announcement. optiv. Being implemented, the on-premises solution is part of Ottawa’s transition to a zero-trust environment by managing digital certificates for 1.5 million devices – anything with an IP address on the federal network , including PCs, servers, printers, routers and switches.

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NCC Group Releases New Monthly Threat Report

Analysis by NCC Group’s Global Threat Intelligence team suggests a proliferation of new and evolving threat actors in August with the emergence of a new threat actor, IceFire, and an increase in attacker activity the most active, Lockbit 3.0. Meanwhile, the number of victims of ransomware attacks fell 19% in August, from 198 to 160 incidents. The moderate drop comes after a 47% increase from June to July, with the number of attacks appearing to stabilize since the Conti threat actor group disbanded.

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October is Cyber ​​Security Awareness Month

Cyber ​​Security Awareness Month, every October since 2004, is a collaboration between government and private industry to raise awareness of digital security and empower everyone to protect their personal data from digital forms of crime. This year’s campaign theme, “See Yourself in Cyber”, demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, in the end, it’s really about people. This month of October will focus on the “people” part of cybersecurity, providing information and resources to help educate CISA partners and the public, and ensure that all individuals and organizations make smart decisions, whether whether at work, at home or at school – now and in the future.

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Majority of security/IT professionals say they are overwhelmed by the complexity of their authentication systems

Axiad, an organization-wide passwordless orchestration provider, this week announced the results of its 2022 authentication survey, revealing that executives have their hands full to manage the underlying complexity of their authentication practices – a fundamental part of most cybersecurity strategies around the world. The survey was conducted among 252 US security and IT executives (directors and above) in organizations with 2,500 or more employees across a wide variety of industry sectors. Respondents highlighted several internal challenges that prevent them from addressing authentication in a systematic way across the organization, including the variety of identity types to be protected, the many authentication methods used internally, the various operating systems in use and existing investments in identity and access management that are often not interoperable.

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Keyri now integrates with Ping Identity’s DaVinci to deliver a unique passwordless customer authentication experience

Keyri, a QR code-based passwordless authentication provider, this week announced a new integration with Ping Identity, a smart identity solution for the enterprise, leveraging PingOne DaVinci, an orchestration service ID without code. The partnership will enable Ping Identity customers to transform their login experience into a one-step biometrics-based process, enabling a seamless user experience while strengthening account security. With Keyri, companies can add QR-based authentication to their login pages to offer users a simple and secure form of MFA. The result is secure, phishing-resistant account security coupled with increased customer conversion and engagement throughout the user journey. The Keyri DaVinci connector is a lightweight package that allows direct interaction with the underlying Ping Identity architecture, while Keyri’s web widget and mobile SDKs further automate functionality to simplify the onboarding process.

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BusPatrol completes SOC 2 Type 1 certification with Laika

BusPatrol, a safety technology company whose mission is to make commuting to and from school safer for children, announced this week that it has completed SOC 2 Type 1 certification. BusPatrol has partnered with Laika, a compliance-as-a-service platform that helps companies manage information security and privacy compliance, earn security certifications, and build credibility with their customers. BusPatrol performed SOC 2 Type 1 working with Laika’s integrated audit function through Laika Compliance, LLC. Next, BusPatrol will begin a monitoring period as part of its SOC 2 Type 2 audit process where auditors will observe the proper functioning of their controls.

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