A holistic, multi-faceted, strategic approach to security, led by robust Identity practices and architecture.
Why Prioritise Identity Strategy?
Traditional security, which focused on protecting an organisation’s perimeter, placing trust in devices inside the network and having full control over all data flows has grown less effective as the technology landscape has changed.
In today’s modern world, we see a rise in remote work, portable devices, collaboration with third parties, cloud application (SaaS) usage and cloud infrastructure. This means there are far more entry points into our organisation from externally, as well as critical applications that are public facing by nature – exposing things once hidden inside our perimeter to cyber intruders more than ever.
To account for this increased attack surface while continuing to remain agile, an organisation must take a holistic, multi-faceted, strategic approach to security, led by robust Identity practices and architecture.
Identity addresses modern security challenges
In order to appropriately address today’s dynamic threat environment at the desired speed of their business, organisations must modernise their approach to Identity – enabling them to embrace and address these key challenges:
- Employees expect to be able to work from anywhere, anytime
- Many critical applications hosted by third parties, accessible in the browser with a username and password
- An attacker could be inside our systems at any time
- Email and file storage are available everywhere
- Traditional controls such as firewalls cannot be put in front of SaaS applications
- Access being requested from both inside and outside the enterprise network – all business apps have become subject to cyber threats
- 81% of data breaches involve stolen or weak credentials, and 91% of phishing attacks are after the same information (Verizon)
- MFA is being bypassed in everyday attacks (AITM, Smishing, Oauth grant, fatigue attacks)
- Nearly 40% of employees use the same two to four passwords to access over 100 apps on average (Okta)
Sekuro Identity Strategy can help you if you are looking to:
- Protect accounts when MFA fails to?
- Create a better user experience (whilst remaining secure)?
- Prevent permission creep for long-term employees?
- Offboard quickly when process?
- Do this without a giant team?
- Automate all this manual handling?
- Streamline identity & user access audits?
- Protect and manage SaaS applications?
- Address threats around cloud and privileged identities?
Why partner with Sekuro on your Identity strategy?
Sekuro's 10 Pillars of Identity Strategy Process
Policy-based oversight enhances security and compliance.
RBAC, ABAC ensure precise resource access.
Efficient onboarding, offboarding, and compliance audits
PRIVILEGED ACCESS MANAGEMENT:
SEAMLESS USER EXPERIENCE:
MONITORING & AUDITING:
CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE IDENTITIES:
Sekuro's Identity Strategy Process
Discovery workshops and interviews are held with your organisation’s key staff members to gather information on the security program’s current state and establish a high-level overview of the current environment with key stakeholders.
CURRENT STATE ASSESSMENT
Information gathered on your organisation’s overall current level and scoring for each maturity level across the eight pillars will be summarised in the final report. We will also compare your organisation to others and advise if your current state is lower, equal to, or higher than other similar organisations.
TARGET FUTURE STATE WORKSHOP
Either during the interviews or after, we will discuss where your organisation currently sits on the maturity scale and recommend a target maturity level across each pillar. This is a mutual decision agreed on with Sekuro and your organisation. This will also be summarised in the final report.
FUTURE STATE INITIATIVES AND DEPENDENCIES
After current and future state assessments are completed, the final report will contain a list of vendor-agnostic, practical, and clear future state initiatives. This will also list where Sekuro’s services or technology partners can assist, the effort required, the priority, and the associated maturity level across each target initiative.
Sekuro will provide a roadmap with prioritisation timelines for the implementation of each target control. This takes into account dependencies between initiatives, security benefits, organisational priorities, and quick wins (low effort).
FINAL HANDOVER WORKSHOPS
EXECUTIVE STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
Sekuro can help assist with executive engagement by creating an Identity Strategy executive briefing presentation and (co)presenting to your executive team.
TECHNICAL STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
An Identity Strategy can be a major change that will require assistance, buy-in, and input from an organisation’s wider technical teams. Sekuro can hold a specialised session deep dive on Identity Strategy principles, concepts, diagrams, and benefits with your wider technical teams to assist in gaining buy-in and cooperation, as well as answering any questions or concerns.
STRATEGY & ARCHITECTURE CONSULTING
Sekuro can help your organisation execute the multi-year roadmap after the handover has occurred by offering Stategy & Architecture consulting services available in flexibly priced/sized packages.