This week we had a very interesting chat on IAM with an experienced architect working with one of the biggest German industries.
Some years ago they started to develop a cloud platform where customers can access heavy machines this company built for them.
This already took place about five years ago and as it was one of the first online/cloud projects it was criticized to be unsecure and meant to fail. All eyes were on this project and the pressure to succeed very high. Imagine a breach taking place when starting to use this platform: Big customers would experience hacks of machines worth millions – this costs lots of money and could even be very dangerous for the employees working with them.
Their advise to all other manufacturers is very easy: Take good care of security as fast as possible when it comes to cloud projects. Until today they never had any problems with cyberattacks on their platform as they are using a professional solution to secure internal and external access.
Just one more thought: They started to use IAM and MFA already five years ago – until today the amount of attacks grew to an alltime high with many millions of identity threats every day from all around the world – are you prepared for them?