Maximizing Productivity and Security with Access Management (AM)

Maximizing Productivity and Security with Access Management (AM)

Ensuring productivity and security in accessing digital resources has become a top priority for companies and institutions worldwide. In this era of instant information, Access Management (AM) plays a fundamental role in protecting sensitive data and enhancing operational efficiency for organizations.

AM is an essential solution to guarantee the integrity of digital experiences and minimize security risks. With a powerful, comprehensive, and user-friendly open-source identity governance platform, companies can confidently address the challenges of Identity and Access Management (IAM).

Centralized Access: Simplifying and Strengthening Security

One of the primary benefits of Access Management is its capability to centralize user and employee access to different applications and systems. By consolidating and simplifying the access granting process, organizations can save time and valuable resources. Moreover, having a unified view of granted permissions allows quick identification of any unauthorized access, thereby enhancing data security.

Role-Based Access Policies: Efficiency and Risk Reduction

Another prominent feature of Access Management is the implementation of role-based access policies. By granting users appropriate permissions based on their roles and responsibilities, the issue of unnecessary access is avoided, thus bolstering security. This strategy also contributes to greater efficiency as employees can quickly access the resources they need to perform their tasks without delays.

At Soffid, we offer tools to manage access, empowering every company and organization to effectively face any IAM challenge, ensuring a secure and productive digital experience for our clients.

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WiFi & Network Security

WiFi & Network Security

The Internet enables businesses of all sizes and from any location to reach new and larger markets. In addition, it provides opportunities to work more efficiently through the use of computer-based tools. Wifi security should be part of the plan if the company uses emails or cloud computing.

Theft of digital information has become the most commonly reported fraud, surpassing physical theft. Every business that uses the Internet is responsible for creating a culture of security that will enhance business and consumer confidence.

Many employees access their emails and work networks through public Wi-Fi hotspots. However, there is a risk of hackers intercepting sensitive information such as login credentials. Many employees are unaware of the WiFi security threats that lurk in their favorite coffee shop and fail to take precautions. Even employees who are aware of WiFi security threats often ignore the risks.

Consumers may be willing to take risks on public Wi-Fi networks, but what about employees?

How to ensure the security of your employees’ home WIFI

It might not be apparent, but home wireless routers should be one of the most protected and secured devices in anyone’s home. More than computers, tablets, laptops, or smartphones. Why? Because a router is a gateway into personal information. If anyone is able to access one, then they are also able to access a plethora of sensitive data.

We are now also at a time when more people than ever are working from home. Although this transition has been going on for several years, it accelerated rapidly during the COVID-19 outbreak. As most companies conduct operations remotely whenever possible, the risks have increased.

Users have a need to access information from powerful unregulated home wireless networks. In other words, the protection of enterprise-grade routers and firewalls to the sensitive information is now useless.

Unfortunately, cyber criminals see the rise in remote work as an opportunity to infiltrate corporations

Businesses must ensure their remote workers’ Wi-Fi networks don’t risk exposing business data or secrets due to fixable vulnerabilities.

Home ownership is public information. A hacker can park near an employee’s home, steal their Wi-Fi credentials, and reroute the home network so that all traffic is sent to the hacker. The hacker can then infect the employee with ransomware, spy on corporate activity, or conduct other potentially devastating, malicious attacks.

According to an IBM study, human error is the cause of 95% of cybersecurity breaches. This staggering statistic indicates that people simply don’t know what to look for to protect their information. Few employees are well versed in regularly updating their router software to stay up to date on vulnerabilities, leaving countless attack vectors open at home.


Two Ways to Secure Employees’ Home Wi-Fi

  1. Educate Employees About Cybersecurity at Home
    It’s vital to train staff members how to spot and handle phishing attacks and other forms of social engineering. Educate employees on common tactics such as phony emails and spoofed websites and to always double-check before entering credentials anywhere. While educating employees is an essential first step, the fact of the matter is that all it takes is one mistake by a single employee to put an entire organization at risk for an attack.
  2. Secure Home Wi-Fi With Enterprise-Grade Networks
    A WPA2-Enterprise network is the most frequent type used by organizations due to its increased security and customization capabilities. WPA2-Enterprise networks use a RADIUS server with Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) that ensures information sent to the RADIUS is protected. If employees are working remotely and accessing sensitive resources, you want to guarantee they have the best possible protection. WPA2-Enterprise is not only the best method for securing home WiFi networks; it’s become far more accessible in recent years

See how Soffid can help you stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving digital world. Let’s discuss your project!

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Social Media Data Leaks: an increasingly data theft

Social Media Data Leaks: an increasingly data theft

Personal data leaks have occurred to both large and small businesses. In addition, it happens very frequently, more and more in recent years.

Most of them are a consequence of cyber-attacks on networks or e-commerce security breaches. Incidents such as these can devastate a company.

Why do social networks allow data leaks?

Social media platforms are a primary security weak point for businesses due to data leaks. Social media is quickly turning into a primary security weak point. A single data breach within one of the social media networks can result in millions of records being stolen.

Social media is one area where security teams have faced a steep learning curve. Beyond the fact that through LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter employees can connect with each other, social networks have another attraction for companies.

For example, to take advantage of social media platforms as tools to carry out brand recognition, customer service, advertising and recruitment processes. Yet every user on every platform presents a social media risk to security professionals. And the risks are many.

One of the most affected sectors during the pandemic was the health sector. Know the key points of healthcare cybersecurity.

Top areas for attention

  • Account tracking
  • Conduct regular security and privacy reviews
  • Keep access up-to-date
  • Use a Virtual Private Network
  • Ensure adequate device protection
  • Monitor your social media channels
  • Employee training is crucial
  • Beware of third-party apps

At the same time as the rapid growth of technology occurred, social networks increased in popularity. The fundamental reason for this is the ability of networks to connect people.

Because it provided an ideal platform to connect with your friends, family and colleagues. Since it provided an ideal platform to connect with your friends, family and colleagues.

The information shared in social network spreads fast, almost instantaneously. For that reason, it attractive for attackers to gain information.

The secrecy and security of social media platforms must be consulted from various positions. There are many security and privacy issues related to shared user information. Especially when a user uploads personal content like photos, videos, and audios.

Finally, the attacker can maliciously use shared information for illegitimate purposes. See how Soffid can help you stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving digital world. Let’s talk?

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