Q: What is authentication inventory?
A: Authentication inventory is the process of identifying and documenting all of the systems and applications that require remote access within an organization, as well as the types of authentication used for each system and any additional security measures or policies related to remote access.
Q: Why is authentication inventory important?
A: Authentication inventory is important because it helps organizations protect themselves from credential stuffing and phishing attacks. By having a complete and accurate inventory of all points of authentication, organizations can ensure that the right security protocols are in place and that any suspicious activity related to authentication can be quickly identified and addressed.
Q: What steps should I take to properly inventory and secure my authentication points?
A: To properly inventory and secure your authentication points, you should: 1) Identify the different types of authentication used by the organization for remote access; 2) List all of the systems and applications that require remote access; 3) Document the type of authentication used for each system/application and any additional security measures or policies related to remote access; 4) Check with user groups to ensure that they use secure authentication methods and follow security policies when accessing systems/applications remotely; 5) Monitor access logs for signs of unauthorized access attempts or suspicious activity related to remote access authentication; 6) Regularly review and update existing remote access authentication processes as necessary to ensure accurate data.