Out Now! Predictions for 2018 IT Security Trends
Technology is a disruptive game, we discover something new with each passing minute. Businesses are out in the race, they are ready to embrace technology to be closer to business goals, automation and achieve competitive advantage. However, this cannot ignore the security climate associated with new technologies. It is, therefore, important to study and visualize the security paradigm surrounding these technologies.
With technological advancements, a parallel need for studying the security paradigm surrounding new technologies has emerged.
Experts at Avancer have put together the technology trends and related IT Security considerations to watch for in 2018!
- Assigning Identity to Robots in an enterprise setting will be the focus.
- Automatic processes assigned for workflows and IT Security
- Focus on Identity API Management
- Upholding behavior analytics to predictive vulnerabilities and threats
- IAM driven focus in aligning Security with Serverless Apps
The year 2017 recorded a milestone in robotics, Humanoid Sophia was made a citizen of Saudi Arabia and giving her more rights than local women. Much of work in the agricultural sector, and cinematics have been replaced by drones, robotic tools to achieve precision and autonomy. The year 2018 will be picturing this scenario in an enterprise setting. Labor intensive industries such as farming, manufacturing, assembly line, camera crew will see manual work getting replaced by robotic devices. To safeguard the information passing through these robotic devices, the next step would be to assign them an Identity context and Access rights.
Call it Machine Learning, Deep Learning or Artificial Intelligence – IT Security needs progressive technical principles integrated in Enterprise Setup. Any major change in the IT setup needs a support team to manage tasks, burdening the IT Department. Automation of processes will see creation of IT Systems for scale and sustainability. The year 2018 will see coming together of insights from threat intelligence, workflow and reports in a packaged form coming from automated workflow processes. This will enable transparent accountability. Furthermore, automation will be adaptive as per the needs of the end user.
Intelligence in communication between IdM and API module has to come in picture to ensure streamlined communication and less complexity in interaction between IAM and Apps. This will require a focus on process of pulling Information from (one or more) trusted source(s) and standardize them. Adhering to SCIM practices in this regard can be of great help in this regard. Solutions like Identity Bridge from Avancer is the right step in this direction as it enables management of Hybrid Apps and/or IdM platforms. It also focusses in bringing down integration points in a Hybrid IAM Setup, enabling synchronous and easily auditable functioning of Hybrid IT Setup.
The year 2018 will see next generation of threats coming into the picture, therefore getting a complete understanding of what is happening across Enterprise IT Environments is crucial. Enterprise IT will see better monitoring practices to detect unauthorized activities of users who have legitimate access to systems, applications, devices and data point at loose IT System and might result in a breach – which does not even get flagged. Be it access-mismanagement, behavior analytics and/or audit findings, business houses need advanced analytics to process access and identity data from multiple tools and provide visibility into activities that could be a threat. Furthermore, bringing in the practice of Continuous Risk and Trust Assessment Approach (CARTA) can help to regulate, review, re-assess and adjust identities and access. The real-time risk assessment provides them a competitive edge and enables them to make quick decisions on the face of vulnerabilities.
As per security experts, a major problem in operations of Serverless Apps is that the functions assigned to a Serverless Apps are not tracked for access. As the system scales, it becomes risky to remove any function later on. The older a function grows, the more application dependency gets bundled on, thus making it prone to attacks. Aligning Serverless Apps with Identity and Access Management capabilities will see focus in the coming year.
Let’s resolve to make an exceptional collaboration of business considerations and technology in the times to come.