Weak passwords exposed across cloud, big data, DevOps, containers, says Centrify

Two areas where many people are focusing on are multi-cloud and artificial intelligence. The move to cloud has been happening for years, but most organisations are now finding themselves in a hybrid cloud environment that is quickly moving to include multiple cloud providers.

How they will control and secure access to those environments and workloads is an emerging challenge. For artificial intelligence, this is an area where people have a lot of hope and expectations for machine learning and other intuitive solutions to help business be more agile and more secure.

“The never-ending headlines about data breaches continue to be a big business driver for us. Many organisations are finally realising that cyber-attackers are no longer hacking into corporate networks, they are simply logging in. And they are doing it using weak, default, or compromised passwords that are the easiest way in, the path of least resistance,” says Andy Heather, General Manager EMEA, Centrify.

As more organisations make that realisation and understand that 80% of data breaches involve privileged access abuse, they are turning to Centrify to help them secure an increasingly-expanding threatscape that includes cloud, big data, DevOps, containers and more.

The most challenging issue with resellers in the region is the lack of skills in security and the staff turnover. This is why Centrify focuses on regular trainings and educational events along with engaging in strategic and long-lasting relationships with our partners.

“We are launching a new partner programme in the region. We will be looking for focused partners and work hand in hand with them to develop the entire GCC market. We will help partners expand their sales and service reach in the region by tapping into a new security approach. We will be organising regular seminars and educational events throughout the year for the partner community,” summarizes Heather.

Andy Heather, General Manager EMEA, Centrify.