6 Things to Do To Keep Your Users, Data & Apps Safe – World Password Day Special #LAYERITUP

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by Sam Sundhar
on May 3rd, 2018

1. Prioritize privileged users

Your Privileged Users generally have and need access to sensitive information that could be extremely sensitive to your organization and business. It is important to layer up secure access for your privileged users considering this sensitivity. Get role-based Multi-Factor Authentication for your privileged users so that one key checklist item is done.

2. State-of-the-art Device Management

Once your top users are protected, the attention must be on efficient managing devices. Users must have the flexibility to manage their most-frequently used devices a.k.a trusted devices and set their own levels of Multi-Factor Authentication. This would ensure that the access is secure and the user experience is not compromised.

3. Take no chances – Eliminate Weak Passwords

Everybody knows what makes for a great, secure password. You could have the most state-of-the-art password strength indicator, but all your efforts would lead to a brick wall if you don’t explicitly insist and enforce strict password policies that change from time to time. Yes! Your users may not be too happy with you enforcing too many changes. But, that would ensure that they change their passwords frequently and that too in different patterns that would be difficult to crack. You need to trade-off between grumbling users and organizational security and the choice is obvious.

4. Embrace AI

When the threat landscape is evolving at the rate of a Spielberg Sci-Fi movie, your combat techniques cannot be stuck in a time machine in the last decade. Compliment your existing defense mechanism with powerful, AI-driven User/Entity Behavioral Analytics. This makes sure that your security measures stay several steps ahead of the attackers in terms of technical strength.

5. Mobile-First

The channels of your users consuming IT is changing and the shift is happening more towards the mobile. Hence, your mobile users – which is eventually turning out to be your major chunk – need additional protection and security. A mobile-first approach to enforcing security measures such as mobile-based authentication, Touch ID, Call verification, Voice verification etc. can be great ways where the native capabilities of mobile devices can complement your IT security strategy.

6. Use Trusted Security Tools

Trusted third-party tools are not a choice but a natural course that organizations need to take. Plug-and-play systems that tightly integrate with your existing infrastructure are readily available. There are several factors that go into considering implementing a third-party tool to fortify security. However, identity platforms such as QuickLaunch have end-to-end security features such as AI-driven threat protection. User Entity Behavioral Analytics that can help you #LAYERITUP

We know that IT Security is eternally your top priority. Build stronger walls to fortify your IT security, this World Password Day and #LAYERITUP

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Sam Sundhar

Sam Sundhar is the VP - Marketing of QuickLaunch and has 8+ years of experience in SaaS Product Marketing.

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