It’s time to rethink security warns David McNeely, a senior executive at Centrify orporation, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, who is in Australia this week.
Mr McNeely, Centrify’s Vice President of Product Strategy, who today speaks at a Gartner risk management summit in Sydney, said businesses increasingly recognised that “passwords are broken and users have too much access and privilege”. “Staying with the status quo is not viable because password-based security solutions are not protecting us,” he said.
“Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report found that 63 per cent of confirmed data breaches involve weak, default or stolen passwords. Centrify research has found that 52 per cent of employees sometimes share their access credentials with contractors and vendors.
“For organisations to reduce the risks created by hybrid IT infrastructures, they need to move from a position of having too many passwords and too much privilege for users to a situation where all privileged access is logged and monitored as a standard procedure.
Two revolutionary electric motorbikes undertaking an 80-day around-the-world odyssey are equipped with world-leading vehicle communication technology from Australian company Cohda Wireless.
On Sunday, August 14, STORM Eindhoven, a team of 23 students from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, set off with these electric motorbikes on a round-the-world journey.
Aiming to cover 26,000 kilometres in 80 days, the student-built motorbikes contain Cohda MK5 On-Board Units which enable V2X (vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure) communications. As well as monitoring motorbike performance during the journey, Cohda plans to demonstrate how V2X systems can improve vehicle safety and traffic efficiency in cities with V2X infrastructure installed.
British brand Jaguar Land Rover has used Cohda Wireless connected vehicle systems in a pioneering research project to enable future autonomous cars to drive over any surface or terrain.
Jaguar Land Rover’s multi-million pound Autonomous all-terrain driving research project envisages a self-driving car that can navigate both on-road and off-road as well as in difficult weather conditions.
The project has used Cohda Wireless MK5 On-Board Units and software stacks and applications to deploy its V2X (vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure) systems.
In a world-first off-road demonstration, Jaguar Land Rover connected two Range Rover Sports together using Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) technology from Cohda Wireless to create an Off-Road Connected Convoy. The company has published this video at https://youtu.be/gfbHjf2qeJE to show these off-road connected convoy research vehicles communicating with each other using Cohda MK5 units.
Lachlan McKenzie, ANZ Manager for Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, has warned that many Australian and New Zealand companies risk their IT security by over-relying on passwords.
Mr. McKenzie, who joined Centrify in July 2015, said the most disturbing observation of his first year in the job, was the blind faith businesses placed in passwords. “The fact is that compromised credentials are the leading attack vector for data breaches globally,” he said.
“One problem is that people are lazy at creating effective passwords. Because we’re expected to remember them, many people choose passwords that are easy to recall – to a ludicrous degree. Recent hacks reveal the most popular passwords include 123456, qwerty and, of course, password.
Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, has announced that Rémy Cointreau, one of the world’s leading alcoholic beverage brands, has chosen Centrify as its core identity management and mobile management platform.
Rémy Cointreau employs 1800 people and has more than $1 billion in annual sales. The company recently embarked on an IT-led transformation designed to significantly improve business agility, simplify user access to apps and ease the onboarding of new employees. Rémy Cointreau turned to Centrify to help it achieve these goals by transitioning to a more agile, cloud-based security infrastructure.
Specifically, Rémy Cointreau needed to respond better to the changing work habits of its employees, who access, on average, 20 different cloud- and web-based applications per day. The company wanted to increase productivity by allowing employees to securely access apps from any device, anywhere and at any time.
Rémy previously had a single sign-on solution, but it was only available in French and suffered from a number of support barriers. For instance, adding new apps through that system was expensive. With an IT team of 50 staffers supporting the entire worldwide organisation, the company needed a highly effective solution that it could easily deploy and maintain.