Emergence Of The Edge
Businesses have over the past year shifted their focus away from assets that live inside the data center and more closely examined what’s taking place outside the corporate network, according to RSA CEO Rohit Ghai. This has led to renewed interest around identity and access management, IoT and OT monitoring, and endpoint detection and response, Ghai said.
Securing the edge starts with establishing users as legitimate actors on the corporate network, which Ghai said requires verifying identity both at the time credentials are provisioned as well as when the user is actually conducting work on the network. Since identifies can be compromised at any time, Ghai said it’s vital that they be verified continuously and not just at the time of log-in.
Robust identity offerings are vital when an organization doesn’t fully control the environment its users are operating in such as a home network or critical infrastructure setting, according to Ghai. “In an environment you don’t control, you can’t trust anyone,” Ghai said.