Data breaches are among the most common and costly security failures in organizations of any size. Most Americans have heard numerous news stories of data breaches involving financial data, such as Target or Home Depot, but retailers aren’t the only segments of industry affected by hackers. During the 2,164 incidents reported in 2013, nearly 822 million total records were exposed, and in the majority of the cases (72%) the data breaches involved outside attackers, meanwhile insiders are responsible for 25% of the incidents. The business sector accounted for 53.4% of reported incidents, followed by Government (19.3%), Medical (11.5%), and Education (8.2%) among the categories1. The economic impact created by these breaches has been staggering with the average organizational cost in the US reaching upwards of $5.85 million as of 20142.
To reduce vulnerability, all organizations require the means to authenticate the identities of users, machines or mobile devices for access to sensitive networks, services, applications, files, or facilities. Logical access controls provide a critical framework for identification, authentication, authorization, and accountability in computer information systems. Logical access controls enforce access control measures for systems, programs, processes, and information. The controls can be embedded within operating systems, applications, add-on security packages, or database and telecommunication management systems.
AAMSCO has partnered with Entrust® to provide world-class solutions including strong authentication, physical and logical access, credentialing, mobile security, fraud detection, digital certificates, SSL and PKI.