The human face of the workplace

The human face of the workplace

A world without users? “Automation”, “DevOps”, “Robotic Process Automation” (RPA), bots, chatbots and other robots, “artificial intelligence” (AI), … According to some people, users will disappear from the scene: the omnipresence of computing, called “digital”, will eventually replace them, do everything for them, and even do more and better than they do. Clearly, as the French song goes, “we are very little things, …”. Will dematerialization go so far as to dematerialize the user? Is there anyone still behind the… Read More >>

La gestion des identités dans les GHT

Identity management within Hospitals cluster

The GHT (Hospitals cluster in France), created by the Health Act 2016, bring together several hospitals in the same region in order to strengthen their collaboration. This involves, in particular, a shared management of hospital staff, but also the gradual unification of the Information Systems (IS) of hospitals in the same hospitals cluster. Identity management is one of the first building blocks to be implemented as part of IS merge, which must then adapt to a multi-LE (multi legal entity) context…. Read More >>

European Cybersecurity Act

European Cybersecurity Act : What certification process ?

In 2017, the European Commission published a series of initiatives to strengthen the EU’s resilience, deterrence and defense against cyber attacks. These measures include the proposal for a Regulation on ENISA and the certification of information and communication technologies for cybersecurity (European Cybersecurity Act). This regulation gives ENISA a permanent mandate and strengthens its expertise in prevention, consultancy and cooperation. The European Cybersecurity Act also includes a second component aimed at creating a European cybersecurity certification framework, in which ENISA… Read More >>

Cybersecurity Act

Cybersecurity Act : What’s going to change?

After being approved by the European Parliament on March 12, 2019, the Cybersecurity Act was finally adopted after its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union on June 7, 2019. The Cybersecurity Act strengthens the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and establishes a European framework for the certification of cybersecurity products and services. A permanent mandate and more resources for ENISA With the Cybersecurity Act, ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, created in 2004, receives a… Read More >>

Zero Trust

Zero Trust, a modern and agile defense paradigm?

For those who are responsible for the management of a company’s IT infrastructure, it is quite clear that the moat technique, i.e. the old idea of building a moat around a castle to keep intruders at bay, is no longer relevant. This is not only inefficient but also hardly feasible given the number and diversity of entry points into the IS of any company with a reasonable size today. Indeed, the risks and threats to the information assets of companies and… Read More >>

les dangers du social login

The risks of Social Login

You have seen it before, or even already used it to connect to a website, the social login seduces because of the simplification and time saving it provides to Internet users. This is a unique authentication form that allows users to connect to different sites or applications through identity providers, for example via their Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple or LinkedIn accounts, to name just a few. Technically, behind the social login, there are identity federation technologies, which allow to use… Read More >>

reasons to deploy SSO

6 reasons to deploy an SSO solution

The Single-Sign-On (SSO) allows users to access their applications by logging in only once. They then have access to all their resources without having to enter their credentials for each application. Companies and organizations have many reasons to implement this type of solution; among them, we can mention the following six major advantages: Time saving: By logging in only once per session, users will save time, as well as the IT support which will be less likely to be contacted… Read More >>

TISAX, a standard in the automotive industry

TISAX®, an information security mechanism in the automotive industry

Based on the standard ISO 27001 and adapted to the requirements of the automotive field, the TISAX® (Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange) mechanism was developed by the VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie, the German automotive industry association) in partnership with an association of European automotive manufacturers, called the European Network Exchange (ENX). The TISAX® security audit mechanism allows the mutual acceptance of information security assessments (carried out by trusted and certified third parties) in the automotive industry and provides a common… Read More >>

évaluation sécurité

Move on, there’s nothing to see! or why “security by obscurity” is not a solution

We don’t know what’s hidden in the obscurity. David Lynch At the end of the 19th century, Auguste Kerckhoffs published the principles of military cryptography [01]. In this document (accessible on the Web for free), we learn that an encryption system can be known by the enemy and its security must be based on the non-disclosure (and unlimited change) of the keys used to configure the system. Appendix B1 of the RGS (Référentiel Général de Sécurité that is General Security… Read More >>

Management of privileged accounts: 5 key recommendations to protect your Information System

The administration of the information system (IS) of companies and organizations are based on privileged accounts. Privileged accounts rely on the trust placed in their users. Whether internal or external administrators, privileged users have the power to make substantial changes to the IS and therefore have a heavy responsibility concerning the IT security; they have the power to take actions that may harm the company or organization for which they operate. Users with privileged access are able to install and… Read More >>