Remember how things were back in 2006? Ahhhh, those were the good old days, when security was simple proper patch management and having a firewall + antivirus on all machines was considered a standard for security strategy and it usually worked well. End users’ education was mostly about the constant fight about Post-It notes as their favorite password manager. And we were accused of being paranoid when we mentioned the need for two-factor authentication tokens.
Fast forward to 2016 and situation is very different.
Cyberterrorism, professional hackers with 9-5 jobs working for foreign governments, constant streams of targeted new malware, ransomware and scandalous security breaches are on the rise. Most companies now accept the fact that attacks are inevitable and that some, in spite of our best efforts to thwart them, will succeed. Using static and predictable security measures are no longer enough.
Finding the right balance between security,user experience, and productivity is becoming a real challenge for many companies. Educating users about the very real security risks we face each day is critical to them adopting new security measures.If these measuresare too restrictive, users will try to find a way to bypass them. Having the right security at the right time is crucial for user adoption and is one of the primary reasons why context-aware security solutions are on the rise.
Read the entire article here, Context-Aware Security with XenApp and XenDesktop
via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.