<strong>Enhancing Workforce Access Security Through Enhanced Visibility, Integration, and Automation</strong>

India's enterprises strive for excellence, its imperative to rethink how we secure the workforce to access critical apps, devices, & data.

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In a country where rapid digitalization is reshaping industries, the intersection of security and technology takes on paramount significance. As India's enterprises strive for excellence, there's an imperative to rethink how we secure the workforce to access critical applications, devices, and sensitive data. The question is no longer whether security is essential but how it should be executed in an environment where the threat landscape is ever-evolving. For the record, in 2022, Indian businesses were confronted with an unprecedented deluge of cyberattacks. Shockingly, 74% of enterprises found themselves experiencing ransomware attacks, as reported in IDC’s Future Enterprise Resiliency & Spending Survey.


In a connected era, the challenges we face are immense. With many users - employees and vendors - seeking access within a diverse and vibrant ecosystem, the need for security that's vigilant and seamlessly integrated becomes evident. The stakes are higher than ever, as India's burgeoning digital economy thrives on access to data, creating a vast repository of information that can be a prime target for malicious actors.

In this context, the fundamental challenge is clear: we need a security strategy that offers visibility into every access attempt and leverages automation and integration to make real-time, informed decisions that safeguard against threats. As we navigate this complex and evolving landscape, the need for a holistic, integrated, and automated approach to security in India becomes more pressing than ever.

This is even more important as a security team typically operates with various security tools from different vendors, each designed to address a specific threat or vulnerability. Though individually effective, these tools cannot often communicate and share information effectively. The result? A significant percentage of security decision-makers find themselves navigating a complex maze with limited visibility into their operational environments.


To address this issue, a staggering 75% of organizations have embarked on the path of security vendor consolidation, a sharp rise from the 29% reported in 2020 (Source: Gartner). This shift signifies a growing recognition among security and risk management leaders that operational inefficiencies and the lack of integration within their heterogeneous security stacks are unsustainable. This situation underscores the pressing need for a more integrated and comprehensive approach to security.

Embracing Transformation in Workforce Security

As organizations increasingly turn to security vendor consolidation to address operational inefficiencies and the lack of integration, the imperative for enhanced visibility, integration, and automation in workforce access security becomes all the more pressing. Consolidating security tools and integrating their functions can provide a more comprehensive view of security threats and streamline responses. For example, imagine a scenario where an employee's login behavior has changed. In isolation, this might not trigger a response from traditional security tools. However, an integrated UBA engine can connect the dots: the employee's login time is unusual, their location has shifted dramatically, and their device is unfamiliar. These anomalies, when viewed collectively, raise a red flag.


Visibility forms the foundation for making informed decisions about workforce access. Automation, combined with the right controls and capabilities to share and act on data, can significantly enhance security posture and support business objectives. In a world where threats evolve and adapt continuously, having an integrated and automated security stack is the key to staying ahead and safeguarding your organization.

How Automation and Integration Foster Efficiency

Consider a security team faced with many manual tasks to detect and respond to threats. In this scenario, automated workflows can be a game-changer. Automation can swiftly alert the security team when a potential threat is detected, ensuring no critical information falls through the cracks.


Additionally, integration between these automated workflows and other security tools can enable real-time, proactive responses to threats. For example, if a privileged user's account is compromised, an automated workflow can trigger a response such as suspending access or reassigning user privileges, all without human intervention.

These scenarios illustrate the advantages of adopting a security-first approach to workforce access. They enhance security and lead to more efficient operations, reducing costs and the workload on security staff. Additionally, with the right capabilities, security administrators can delve into the details that influence automated decisions. As India forges ahead in its quest for digital supremacy, the strategic alignment of security and technology will remain paramount. The imperative for integrated, automated security solutions that offer unprecedented visibility into our operational environments is not a luxury but a necessity. We stand at the precipice of a new era in workforce access security. Our integrated, automated, and visionary approach will shape our resilience and success in the digital age.

Written by -- Sumit Srivastava, Solutions Engineering Director, CyberArk India

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