Cyber Trends in Identity and Access Management with Simon Moffatt || Razorthorn Security

Cyber Trends in Identity and Access Management with Simon Moffatt || Razorthorn Security

Hello Razorwire listeners! It's your host Jim here, and in today's fascinating episode, we sit down with cybersecurity veteran Simon Moffatt. With two decades under his belt in the dynamic field of identity and access management, Simon unpacks the complexities of cyber protection in our modern age. From the evolution of technology to the murky waters of liability and insurance in cybersecurity, Simon's insights shed light on the challenges and trends we face.

As the founder of The Cyber Hut, Simon taps into his experience with giants like Oracle and ForgeRock and his startup stints to guide organisations through the labyrinth of cybersecurity strategies.

We talk about the seismic shifts in industry practices, highlighting the advent of cloud technologies and "as a service" models and the post pandemic rise of remote work. We explore the forefront of passwordless technology, the challenges of IoT security, and the critical nature of defence in depth strategies.

You’ll hear about a significant legal battle that a sizable organisation won against its insurers, highlighting the larger uncertainties in cyber liability insurance. Find out about Simon's predictions for the industry's trajectory, combined with his first hand accounts of working in various sectors of the tech world, to provide a rare glimpse into the past, present and future of cybersecurity.

Key Talking Points: The Transformation of Cyber Liability Insurance: Discover why a major organisation's legal victory signals a critical juncture for cyber liability coverage and what this means for businesses navigating today's risk landscape. Passwordless Futures and Biometric Booms: Tune in as Simon forecasts the rise of biometric authentication over the next few years, discussing how behaviour tracking could redefine threat detection and response. Cloud Confusion and Shared Responsibilities: Uncover the intricacies of cloud service models and how shifting boundaries have resulted in complex challenges for CISOs and CIOs in pinpointing control and ownership amidst a virtual landscape.

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In this episode, we covered the following topics:

  • Concerns and challenges surrounding data protection liability
  • The problems of uncertainty due to the constantly changing landscape of cyber liability insurance
  • Incomplete picture of cybersecurity with third party intelligence companies
  • The limitations of third party intelligence companies in the cybersecurity space
  • Trends in identity and access management
  • Introduction to The Cyber Hut, a business focused on tracking cyber trends and aiding organisations in navigating the cybersecurity landscape
  • The shift towards cloud technology, remote work and changes in software delivery
  • The blurred lines of responsibility in cloud services are explored, raising questions about data ownership and control
  • The need for agility, modularity and preparedness in systems following the pandemic

Simon Moffatt
Simon is a recognised expert in the fields of digital identity, access and information security who assists organisations in the venture capitalist, public, private and government sectors with the selection, use and design of products and strategies to help keep information assets secure. He is also the Founder of The Cyber Hut - a global cyber security industry analysis and advisory practice based out of the UK.

With over 20 years’ experience in a broad array of security design and architecture domains, Simon has a deep specialism within identity and access management. Simon is a published author, contributor to standards at NIST and the IETF and is a regular keynote speaker. He holds several accolades including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (F.CIIS). He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma from the GCHQ certified Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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