Access Management

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RBAC and ABAC with AWS IAM

This is a guest blog post from Shuo Yang in his blog series “Transitioning to Programming the Cloud”, as a part of our blog posts focusing on Identity, Security and Access. We talked about how AWS CIP, STS and IAM can serve as the foundation of application authorization in our last post, i.e., how the application gets the temporary credential representing a specific role (i.e.

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What Is Privileged Access Management (PAM)?

Users with privileged access to an organization’s systems and networks pose a special threat. External threat actors often target privileged accounts using phishing schemes and social engineering techniques, since gaining control over these credentials helps them move more freely inside the network. Moreover, people sometimes misuse their own privileged accounts; this type of cyberattack takes the longest to discover, according to the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report.

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What is Access Control? Components and Types

Digital transformation changes the perimeter. When organizations had all their applications on-premises, the network firewall kept the right users inside the gate and malicious actors outside. However, the move to the cloud changed all that. In today’s hyper-connected ecosystem, understanding the components and types of access control can help you strengthen security.

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The Principle of 'Least Privilege' in the World of Cybersecurity

The principle of least privilege in cybersecurity prescribes that no user should have access to system resources beyond what’s necessary for fulfilling a specific task. Adhering to this principle has become essential, as one of the primary ways malicious actors breach a system is by compromising (legitimate) user access.

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AWS IAM security explained

AWS Policies are a key foundation in good cloud security, but they are often overlooked. In this blog, we take a quick look on some AWS Policies, particularly for Identity and Access Management (IAM), that could become problematic if not properly managed. We'll discuss how they can be used against us to generate attacks like: Ransomware, data exfiltration, credential abuse, and more. Finally, we'll suggest some Open Source tools for cloud policy assessment and pentesting.

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A Real-World Look at AWS Best Practices: IAM Policies

Best practices for securing an AWS environment have been well-documented and generally accepted, such as AWS’s guidance. However, organizations may still find it challenging on how to begin applying this guidance to their specific environments. In this blog series, we’ll analyze anonymized data from Netskope customers that include security settings of 650,000 entities from 1,143 AWS accounts across several hundred organizations.

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A Real-World Look at AWS Best Practices: IAM User Accounts

Best practices for securing an AWS environment have been well-documented and generally accepted, such as AWS’s guidance. However, organizations may still find it challenging on how to begin applying this guidance to their specific environments. In this blog series, we’ll analyze anonymized data from Netskope customers that include security settings of 650,000 entities from 1,143 AWS accounts across several hundred organizations.

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Five Ways Identity and Access Management (IAM) Cuts the Cost of Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Recent web searches show the massive volume of unemployment insurance fraud occurring across the United States. The increase in unemployment claims due to job losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with aging IT systems, have led to an increase in identity theft, fraud, and loss of federal tax dollars. The State of Rhode Island estimates 43% of its unemployment claims in the past year may be fraudulent. California lost over $11 billion dollars to fraud in the past year.

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Identity and Access Management vs Password Managers: What's the Difference?

Identity and access management best practices dictate that an organization provide one digital identity per individual. That identity can be maintained, monitored, and modified as needed while the user works on different projects and in different roles. However, strong IAM requires the use of tools and platforms, in addition to the principle of least privilege, to keep valuable information secure. [Read: 5 Identity and Access Management Best Practices]