Technology Record - Issue 31: Winter 2023

77 “Access security threats like stolen credentials and phishing attacks are top of mind for organisations moving to the cloud. Thales and Microsoft are committed to helping organisations address this challenge and provide an innovative, highly secure and user-friendly phishing-resistant authentication solution based on the Fast Identity Online 2 (FIDO 2) standard and certificate-based authentication (CBA). Thales raises market awareness of phishing-resistant authentication and accelerates the use of FIDO and CBA within Microsoft Entra ID. Thanks to innovative security keys combining FIDO with biometrics or physical access, Thales facilitates the adoption of this new technology by end users and a successful deployment.” “Sophos is a long-time MISA partner, which allows us to deliver endpoint, network, email and cloud security solutions that integrate seamlessly with Microsoft 365, Intune and Azure. Sophos has launched Sophos MDR for Defender, enabling our mutual customers to use Defender for Endpoint as their primary security control. Meanwhile, our security operations centre consumes and acts upon the rich telemetry from the Microsoft Graph Security and Microsoft Office Unified Audit Logging application programming interfaces. Thanks to this ongoing partnership, customers don’t have to choose between Microsoft or Sophos for security – they get the best of both worlds.” Maxim Weinstein Vice President of Market Intelligence Sophos Sarah Lefavrais Identity and Access Management Product Marketing Thales Photo composite: Unsplash/Surface and Sophos IN FOCUS: MISA