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These days, news channels all over the world keep on talking about the corona situation and the consequences this has on various – well, almost all – sectors. As expected, the software & information security sector is no exception here. In this newsbites issue, we included some interesting articles that are indeed related to the current pandemic, as well as some other valuable news items. Enjoy!

SMEs tend to believe that hackers are much more interested in large companies. However, this is a wrong assumption. In most cases, hackers use tools which autonomically search the internet for weak points in the defense systems of organizations’ IT systems – without making a distinction based on the size of the organization – and try to work their way in. The fact that smaller organizations’ security systems are often less sophisticated than those of large companies, makes those smaller organizations more vulnerable.

Traditional 1.0 IGA solutions are strongly focused towards provisioning (access request, access approval, etc.). While there is no doubt that provisioning is an important matter, it takes a lot of time and quite some budget to get it up and running properly. And it’s only when the provisioning side of things is nearly completed, that traditional IGA solutions will finally start paying some attention to governance. And that’s quite an issue, as in recent years governance has become much more important than before…