How continuous authentication could help secure the work-anywhere world
Long gone are the days when an organization’s ability to secure its IT largely matched its ability to secure its physical network. Today, your users – and perhaps more importantly, your valuable data – can be almost anywhere. Mobile and remote working was on the rise even before the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the process, and now it is near-ubiquitous.
So the 21st century network edge is not your office: it’s your house, pocket, wrist, or anywhere else that your connected business technology happens to be. That’s also now where the ‘attack surface’ is, and therefore where the threats are, too. That means endpoint security is essential – we all make mistakes, and increasingly we are all targets for malicious operators. Indeed, our mobile devices need even more protection than our office PCs, partly because they move but also because they are often not centrally managed.
Bryan is a technology enthusiast and industry veteran. He has been analysing, explaining and writing about IT and business in a highly engaging manner for around three decades. His experience spans the early days of minicomputers and PC technology, through the emergence of cellular data and smart mobile devices, to the latest developments of the software-defined age in which we all live today. Over his career, Bryan has seen at first-hand how IT changes the world – and how the world changes IT – and he brings that extensive insight to his role as an industry analyst.