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Why a consumer approach to security – with cloud in mind – may help struggling enterprises

March 12, 2018


Are Amazon and Facebook the standard bearers when it comes to security? According to the latest identity and access management (IAM) study from Gemalto, more than half of respondents say their organisation’s work authentication methods are worse than those offered by the two tech giants.

The study, which polled more than 1,000 IT decision makers globally, found that the continued rise in cloud applications, as well as the similarly shopworn story around device proliferation, means enterprises are considering consumer approaches to security. Seven in 10 respondents said authentication methods applied in consumer-land can be applied to secure access to enterprise resources, while two thirds (64%) are considering implementing consumer-grade access to cloud services for employees.