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SecureScape Summit: Navigating through the OT-IT Convergence in a Zero Trust Era
Join us on November 22nd , 2023 at our Cyber Security tech webinar:
Two years has passed since two well-known companies, JBS Foods and Colonial Pipeline, were the targets of ransomware attacks that severely disrupted both these businesses and the broader public. The alarming truth is that the threat to those who operate critical infrastructure has since grown rather than diminished, especially in this post-covid world.
The ability of threat actors to launch direct assaults on the networks of critical infrastructure businesses has been made more challenging by advancements in cybersecurity technologies. As a result, cybercriminals are increasingly searching for different ways to access networks in order to steal private and sensitive information. One of them involves the credential theft from staff members or outside vendors or contractors, particularly those who have privileged accounts and have unrestricted access to important systems and data.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made this problem worse because remote workers are more susceptible to having their login information stolen. A robust privileged access management policy must support a zero-trust security paradigm in order to prevent catastrophic data breaches for critical infrastructure enterprises and to maintain a hybrid workforce secure alongside internal employees and external contractors. Hence, the conventional emphasis on infrastructure control is no longer sufficient in this context to safeguard critical infrastructure enterprises’ data.
Instead, precautions must be taken to safeguard data at every stage of its lifespan, from creation through the many ways it is exchanged before leaving our control and ending up in the hands of a business partner, shareholder, or client.
Hence The first steps to achieving this aim is to understand various aspects of Zero Trust Access Management to your Critical Assets, Data classification and modelling in consolidation with Data Privacy which provides a solid foundation to build towards future proof and onward compliance for your business enterprise.