If you miss the days when all you had to do to protect your organization’s critical resources was secure one point of access, who can blame you? It was certainly an easier time, but not a better one, when you think of all the opportunities that today’s far more complex and constantly changing access landscape has opened up. Your challenge now is to find effective ways to secure access to critical resources, so that you can pursue new opportunities with confidence.
There are five areas where changes in the access landscape have a profound impact on secure access to resources. Let’s take a look at the challenges posed by each, and explore how you can transform secure access in these areas to prepare your organization to protect critical resources as you pursue new opportunities.
1. Virtual Private Networks
The challenge of securing the virtual private network (VPN) has grown dramatically as user populations have grown and changed—and as they continue to grow and change. Today’s VPN is no longer limited to full-time, fully-vetted employees. It’s now essential for contractors, vendors, customers, partners, audit teams, and others who need ready access to a variety of resources in order to work productively with your organization.
When you’re dealing with such a diverse and dynamic set of users, many of whom are external to the organization, this heightens access risk. After all, how can you know whether users requesting VPN access really are who they claim to be? And how can you (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from RSA Blog authored by Cameron Foley. Read the original post at: http://www.rsa.com/en-us/blog/2018-05/5-areas-mfa-keeps-secure-access-secure.html