OIV OSE

What are the regulations for OVI and OES?

The multiplication of attacks and threats to organizations’ information systems has prompted the French government and the European Union to implement recommendations and rules for private companies and public administrations. The requirement level of these rules and recommendations varies according to the importance of the target organization. They are optional for organizations considered as non-sensitive, but, at different levels, mandatory for OVI (Operators of Vital Importance) and OES (Operators of Essential Services). Limiting the cyber risk of OVI and OES… Read More >>

Secure Access Service Edge

Secure Access Service Edge: A Paradigm Shift

The network and network security world is experiencing, like any other technology, its digital revolution. The traditional vision of “inside the firewall” and “outside the firewall” has been shattered: Internet has become the network of the extended enterprise. Secure Access Service Edge: Trends Leading to a Paradigm Shift Moving from a “network-centric” architecture to a “user-centric” and “application-centric” architecture. On the one hand, the cloud and the decentralization of servers and applications in disparate clouds; on the other hand, the… Read More >>

terminal client léger

Making the administration workstation incorruptible with a hardened thin client terminal

The terminal allowing administrators to access the administration network is a key element for the global security of organizations’ information systems. A possible corruption of this terminal is a major risk for companies. The use of a hardened thin client terminal communicating with administration virtual desktops allows you to take advantage of the specific and secure architecture of a hardened thin client terminal while benefiting from the functionalities of Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions thanks to virtualization. Prerequisites for using… Read More >>

moindre privilège

Least privilege: a key principle for the security of the Information System

The least privilege principle consists in limiting the rights/authorizations of any individual on the information system to only those applications/data that are necessary for his missions. This principle appears in many guides relating to cybersecurity, in particular in documents published by the National Cybersecurity Agency of France – ANSSI (PA-022 – recommendations relating to the secure administration of information systems or PG-040 – recommendations for the implementation of system partitioning) or in the rules issued by the French MPL (Military… Read More >>

vpn

VPN vs ZTNA

Since the democratization of Internet at the end of the 1990s, the VPN (Virtual Private Network) has been used by companies to provide their employees with private and secure remote access to their information systems. Nowadays deployed in many organizations, the VPN still presents some risks to the integrity of information systems. To overcome this issue, ZTNA (Zero Trust Network Access) solutions, which are much more secure, are gradually replacing the VPN within organizations. VPN: connecting two networks of trust… Read More >>

Authentification continue

Continuous Authentication : When Behavioral Analysis Guarantees Your Identity

Many authentication methods exist nowadays. The most well-known of them is by using the login/password pair. For a better secured access to the information system, many organizations have implemented a multi-factor authentication (MFA), especially for IS administrators. But once authenticated, what guarantees that it is the same person behind the screen, mouse or keyboard? Continuous authentication : what is it ? Continuous authentication is a permanent authentication based on the user’s behavior on the workstation. Via the Machine Learning, a… Read More >>

ZTNA

ZTNA : A look back to the Zero Trust concept

In its Market Guide for Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Gartner estimates that by 2022, 80% of new business applications open to a partner ecosystem will be accessible via a ZTNA solution. According to Gartner, by 2023, 60% of companies will have replaced their remote VPN access with the ZTNA remote access. Zero Trust is therefore emerging as one of the key issues for CIOs and CISOs in the coming years. ZTNA / Zero Trust : what are the origins… Read More >>

Cybersecurity: a cost that generates savings

Cybersecurity: a cost that generates savings

For organizations, the deployment of cybersecurity solutions represents a significant and yet essential cost. The challenge is to avoid cyber attacks (internal or external to the organization) and therefore their financial consequences (among others). However, this cost must be seen in the context of potential savings that can be realized when a cyber attack fails thanks to the cyber security solutions deployed by the target organization. In their ninth annual study “The cost of Cybercrime” [01], Accenture Security and the… 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 >>