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CA Technologies’ Jamie Brown on Privileged Users Mgmt, Continuous Authentication as Cyber Priorities

Jamie Brown, director of global government relations at CA Technologies, has said the incoming administration should give more emphasis on the management of privileged users as part of efforts to build up the U.S. cybersecurity posture.

Brown wrote in a Nextgov article published Wednesday that organizations should facilitate continuous authentication through the use of behavioral-based and risk-factor analysis in the internet-of-things environment.

He cited some of the recommendations in a report released by the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, such as the creation of a public-private initiative that would help advance identity management and authentication measures as well as adoption of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework.

The use of the NIST framework could help technology firms “prioritize cybersecurity investments to improve technology processes,” Brown wrote.

“State and local governments interested in aligning their information security practices with the framework could benefit from additional federal government guidance or incentives,” he added.

Brown also called on federal agencies to extend information technology modernization to deployment.

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