Why Device Trust Is Key to Securing Cloud Access

Managing digital access to corporate resources has become more challenging for information security teams due to an expanding distributed workforce and the proliferation of connected devices, such as smartphones, wearables, medical devices, tablets, cameras and other Internet-of-Things (IoT) enabled devices. Each of these devices, also referred to as machines, has a digital identity. And each of those identities needs to be actively managed and protected.

As technology advances and more business is performed in the cloud, the number and types of machine identities will only increase. To mitigate the challenges associated with managing machine identity access, mature cybersecurity programs should assess the trustworthiness of each identity before allowing access to corporate resources. In this article we look at the importance of device trust.

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