As the World is more and more connected (21 billion devices in 2020) our digital identity is exposed. November the 21th 2017, ForgeRock invested the Paris Cercle National des Armées with its annual event dedicated to cyber security: Identity Live. This momentum brought together major security players – executives, technical experts, thought leaders, identity professionals and application owners – to address the topics of today’s interest:
- IoT and Data Management
- Identity Management
- Securitization with IAM
Many speakers shared their experiences, among which HSBC, Société Générale, Amer Sports and Pôle Emploi. Here are the two key take away that you should keep in mind for the year to come.
IoT: a doorway to data leakage and data collection
Connected and smart devices – such as cameras, smartwatches, thermostats and even basketballs to quote a few – are widespread and collect a huge amount of data everyday. However, security is not always thought “by design” when these equipment are conceived, leading sometimes to numerous breaches and vulnerabilities.
The diversity of end-devices (laptops, Smartphones, Tablets…) combined with the increasing mobility of the individuals (mobile Apps, BYOD, teleworking…) expands the cyber attack area for hackers. Organizations should consequently adapt their structures and mindsets to manage these new data streams.
At ForgeRock, one of the solution highlighted was the use of IAM. Solutions proposed by Forgerock, for example, are secured and confidential data management platform, recentered on the user, use cases and needs. Organizations use it to control the way users acquire their digital identity and to protect it, in addition to enable the protection of technologies themselves.
No more data about you without you
During the whole day, speakers raised also the key challenges of cybersecurity and more particularly discussed on the topic of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) – front-page for the year to come due to its application in May 2018. This compliance concerns every companies Worldwide dealing with European personal data; not being compliant to the GDPR could be fined up to 4% of global turnover or €20 million.
After this date, organizations must redefine and understand the new perspectives and innovations coming through. They should be ready for facing frauds and cyber threats; as well as increasing their trust, authenticity and mobility.
Data are our business, securing them is our priority!