• What's up With All This Fuss About Digital Transformation Anyway?

    Earth-shattering mega-trend, or flash in the pan?…you be the judge We’ve all heard about the inevitable digital transformation. In fact, many of us already have digital transformation initiatives. But what is digital transformation and is it really worth all the attention it’s getting? We’ve teamed up with Andras Czer of Forrester Research to address just that topic. Join Andras and our own Todd Peterson as they discuss digital transformation, what opportunities it brings, what challenges it presents, and how identity and access management can act as either a barrier...
  • The Forrester Wave™: Identity Management And Governance, Q2 2016 Dell One Identity Manager positioned as a Leader

    See why Dell One Identity Manager is positioned as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Identity Management and Governance (IMG), Q2 2016. The independent research firm uses a 17-criteria evaluation of identity management and governance providers to identify the nine most significant ones. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk professionals make the right choice for managing and governing user access. In this evaluation, Dell’s top scores were in the criteria of: • Administration • Development, sales, and technical support staffing...
  • Hardware, Software or Out-Of-Band What's the Latest Trend for Two-Factor Authentication?

    Most of us know what Two Factor Authentication is after all it has been with us for over 25 years. But while we have all been busy things have been changing slowly and steadily, especially when it comes to choosing whether to deploy hardware, software or out-of-band tokens. Hardware or Physical Tokens By far the most commonly deployed in the past has been the traditional keyfob or key-ring style token, widely in use by many of us to protect our personal or business banking. The device contains an algorithm incorporating a clock or a counter, which, in conjunction with a 'seed' is...
  • Cloud Access Manager Shines in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass on Access Management and Federation

    If you’ve been following Dell Security in the identity and access management (IAM) market, you know that we engage with a number of analyst firms to validate our strategy, assess our market position, and socialize those areas where we feel the Dell One Identity solutions excel. One of the firms that we work with is KuppingerCole, a European analyst group that focuses exclusively on the IAM market and IAM technologies. KuppingerCole has long been an advocate for the Dell One Identity Manager provisioning and governance platform. Recently Martin Kuppinger, one of the principals of the firm...
  • In the Heart of the IT Sea

    Ok, let me paint the scene for you: so let’s say you’re one of 2 or 3 folks on a small IT team whose job it is to make sure the entire company is humming along smoothly (I know. I know. Stay with me here…) You think your teammates are great. You work well together and know how to get things done together. The only problem is, well…. Do you know that Breton boat prayer? Dear God, be good to me; The sea is so wide, And my boat is so small. So here’s the sea: your company has more than 10,000 employees, about 1,000 stores in 19 countries, and guess what...
  • Dell Cyber Survey Reveals Low Confidence in Agency Cyber Efforts and a Need for Holistic Security

    The past few years have seen an explosion of high-profile cyber attacks on federal agencies. The federal IT system was successfully penetrated over 77,000 times in 2015 alone, according to a recent FISMA report. As the cyber landscape becomes more complex, it is increasingly difficult to protect from the unknown. It is no surprise cyber confidence is waning. A Dell Security survey conducted by the Government Business Council revealed an alarming drop in federal leaders’ confidence in their agencies’ cyber abilities over the past two years. The survey identified a 30-point drop in...
  • Let's Open up a Frosty Cold Can of Department of Yes

    By now I am sure you have heard that Dell Security is enabling CISOs to lead their own Department of Yes . What do we mean by that? Well, for years, security professionals have been put into the unenviable position of having to say no. No to users who want access to everything. No to managers who want to give new employees that same access right “as Sally or Todd.” No to business leaders that want to use that hot new SaaS application to do this or that because the site doesn’t encrypt data or offer secure login. With Dell Security, that’s all changing. We believe that with...
  • 63% of confirmed data breaches involved weak, default or stolen passwords! It’s time to get rid of static passwords! #PasswordDay

    According to the 2016 Verizon Data Breach survey , 63% of confirmed data breaches involved weak, default or stolen passwords. And since today is world password day I thought it would be fitting to write about the security risks around traditional passwords as well as some of the reasons we haven’t completely eliminated them yet. Let’s start off with the challenges around traditional passwords. The biggest challenge to traditional passwords is that we all have too many to remember. There’s been a lot a research about the number of passwords everyone has and depending on which...
  • Department of Yes

    I used to work in corporate IT many years ago and I remember how we had a culture of “No”. We had the power and the authority to say no and we said it often. Sometimes this was because we didn’t want to take the effort to better understand our customer and sometimes it was just because we had strict security requirements that we didn’t want to bend to accommodate our customer. That’s why I’m proud to be part of the Department of “Yes”! Over the last few years, the IAM product management team has been very active bringing innovative new products...
  • Your Vote Can Matter

    Unless you have been living under a rock, you might be aware that there is an election cycle going on in the United States. As I write this, it appears that “The Donald” Trump and Hillary Clinton are the presumptive nominees for the Republican and Democratic parties. As I speak to friends and family members about this momentous election, the one sentiment that resonates time and time again is, “I wish I had another choice.” Well, as it turns out, you do. As is becoming an annual tradition, a few products from the Dell One Identity portfolio of products are once again...