Team Avancer

Avancer Corporation is a systems integrator focusing on State of Art Identity and Access Management technology. With over a decade of experience of integrating IAM solutions for world’s leading corporations we bring you some insights through our articles on Avancer Corporation’s Official Blog

If we look at the IT departments today, they have become very interesting! It is not just about computing and networks, there is more to it – including IT Security, risk management, access & identity dynamics, cloud, hybrid systems, threat intelligence and the list goes on as we proceed through this article. The leaders and heads of IT departments, including the Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) and Enterprise Security & Risk Professionals (S&R Professionals) need to be cognizant of the complete enterprise IT dynamics. Achieving complete IT Security is not a destination, but a journey. How CISOs and S&R Professionals stay on top of the IT Security game is all that matters. IT is highly complex and connected through dynamic technological ... Read More
02/01/2017Team Avancer
In 2016, we’ve witnessed a number of major IT developments and trends, all of which had a significant effect on defining businesses. Be it evolution in mobile or cloud technologies, or development of newer technologies like IoT and smart devices, several technological expansions made headway into mainstream adoption this year. However, one of the biggest IT trends of 2016 had been cyber-security becoming more robust and inclusive. Further, traditional methods of IT security such as IAM and MFA expanded to include better features, along with enterprises implementing newer technologies such as SUBA and Secure SDLC, to create comprehensive IT security environment. While popularity of APIs and big data continued, a surprising trend to recruit in-house IT talent gained ground, despite ... Read More
12/15/2016Team Avancer
A cyber breach – an incident in which hackers gain access to vital commercial or customer cyber systems – can come with a big price tag for your small business. In the computer security context, a hacker is someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, while they are notorious as criminals, that’s not always the case. Some hackers might be motivated by profit, some hack in lieu of protest or to challenge the system. Hit amongst them are those who to evaluate vulnerabilities in the system and help businesses minimize the chances of being hacked into. They are also known as ethical hackers as they ... Read More
08/23/2016Team Avancer
Not a day goes by without news and reports around cyber-attacks. High-profile, high-impact cyber breaches are becoming common. IDC’s Health Insights group predicts that 1 in 3 health care recipients will be the victim of a health care data breach in 2016. Healthcare providers (including insurance providers) must encrypt personal information. A cyber breach can cause financial losses and more serious damage to the parties breached in the process than ever before. The repository of information saved in healthcare industry database is supposed to be sensitive, private and confidential. A strong foundation for information security framework, organizations need to put the basics in place and then evolve. In a healthcare setting a reasonably practical IT Security strategy to eliminate all ... Read More
08/19/2016Team Avancer
Financial industry is driven by data from user details, transactions, account details, payment information, access governance, vendor management and so on. For financial organizations, having a strong plan to defend against cyber-attacks and creating an action based process to deal with a potential attack are crucial. Getting basics in place, and augmenting IT security with right set of technology not only secures IT assets but works towards thriving operations within an organization. There are drastically lower computing challenges related to IT hold up. A strategically aligned IT Security System with right set of application integration, identity management, governance of access, notification mechanism etc. are imperative for IT Systems to flourish. Despite the best of technological systems in place, the robustness ... Read More
08/18/2016Team Avancer
Why financial institutions must gang-up against cybercriminals
If the data resting with a financial organization is breached – for cyber criminals it is like hitting a jackpot! The financial sector is one of the top targets for cyber criminals. Over past few years, banks and financial organizations have been subjected to a barrage of cyberattacks. There are more varied versions and different researches pointing at vulnerability related to leaking of financial data. For organizations, it is important to find learning from these thefts and undertake corrective measures. Why financial institutions must gang-up against cybercriminals.We have placed together a few cases – to learn from. Here are the top breaches reported in the financial sector: JP Morgan Chase Learning: Cost of theft fixation is enormous, better set an annual budget. Case: With ... Read More
07/07/2016Team Avancer
The demands of business ecosystem have never ceased to increase. This has further increased challenges related to maintenance of secured IT environment across various IT touchpoints. In addition, technological integration should supplement organizations’ fundamental need to operate in a seamless manner. Each aspect of IT and related implementation or integration come with its own set of tailored needs. Furthermore, depending on the industry, functional or regulatory requirements, each IAM deployment is different. The management, including CFO’s, CSO or IT heads, needs to carefully look up at the pain points related to every aspect of technology so that they can be addressed. Given this scenario, there have been too many technology services coming up with custom capabilities for various aspects of ... Read More
06/08/2016Team Avancer
The growth of mobile devices, social media and big data have resulted in companies relying heavily on outsourced IT and cloud services. Thereby, the focus towards privileged access for third-parties is also gaining prominence, helping companies to minimize risks of data theft and violation of compliance regulations. Traditionally, most of the systems were on-premises, and secure access was provided to the data center. With companies moving to the cloud, broader access is required and the chances of people with malicious intent gaining access is also increasing. Take for example, any e-commerce company. For these businesses to grow there is a heavy reliance on various partners. To connect stakeholders, companies are giving access to vendors, customers, partners etc., resulting in third-parties having privileged ... Read More
06/04/2016Team Avancer
Typically, IAM solutions bring IT Security intelligence and work-flow operational efficiency. A poorly implemented and integrated IAM system is clearly not optimized for security, identity and access related capabilities. A theft can go unnoticed or detected late, this stands true even for organizations that have well integrated security capabilities in their IT Systems. Organizations that are prepared for IT causalities are better off firefighting than their lazy counterparts. Understanding the various aspects of IAM technology can bring great insights whether your IAM Solution is optimized.In this respect, learning about the technology and knowing if it is optimized for your business setting cannot be ignored. Here we break capabilities of IAM technology for healthcare establishment’s decision makers. Treat it as a ... Read More
05/27/2016Team Avancer
Financial sector has evolved into a digitally capable, technologically savvy industry. It has also embraced various breakthroughs in IT Security while maintaining robust workflow based operations. Harnessing mobile technology to better consumer engagement in a secure manner is a revolution we are witnessing in the present times. Banking and financial institutions are reaping the benefits of using mobile banking in the recent past. This has given the institutions – operating in B2C and B2E applications – opportunity for enhancing customer engagement, reducing operating costs, and up-selling or cross-selling services. Banks now intent that their customers use less of traditional brick-and-mortar banking, and instead use mobile facilities for paying bills, checking account details or even apply for loans and credit cards. As ... Read More
04/28/2016Team Avancer
The financial services market, including the banking sector, is monitored at Federal and State levels, and is subjected to various regulations. There are four main regulatory bodies at Federal level, namely – the Federal Reserve Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. In addition, the state legislatures and state banking authorities also have a vital role in regulation of state chartered institutions. The list of regulations for financial and banking sector is too long and managing these is an uphill task for a financial organization. Governance, Risks and Compliance (GRC) is quite important for financial organizations from regulatory standpoint. Recently, changes in regulations have taken place. The amended ... Read More
04/20/2016Team Avancer
Telecom companies essentially work with a large user base that spans across national boundaries. The users believe that the telecom system can be relied upon for various transactions that could be financial or sensitive in nature. Within the telecom industry the digital identities created and access governance algorithm is very complex. Let’s look at a scenario. A single user with a single handset could be in possession of multiple identities – considering the number of applications synced. The security angle comes in when a user makes a financial transaction via mobile phone. At a business level, the telecom operator needs to manage access for employees, vendors, users and super users. From an Identity and Access Management standpoint, there are quite a lot of ... Read More
03/28/2016Team Avancer