Technology Record - Issue 32: Spring 2024

57 background and not cause any friction to the user, making sure they can focus on their job.” Delinea is also able to apply behavioural analytics to PAM. For instance, if an employee typically accesses a system from Monday to Friday but is now requesting access at 2am on a Sunday morning, the application will flag this action as an anomaly. If they are then unable to satisfy the authorisation process adequately, the organisation can sever the connection to gain additional visibility into the device they are using, their IP address, and more until it is able to confidently validate the request. “I like to think of it as a digital polygraph test,” says Carson. “The goal here is to move from a static security environment to something dynamic that is always evolving. This allows us to not only protect against current security challenges, but also adapt to future challenges too.” Delinea works closely with its customers to ensure it provides a security solution tailored to their specific business needs. For example, it helped the US state of Michigan’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) to establish a least-privilege model that complies with federal regulations. According to Carson, establishing strong cloud security will continue to be important for public sector entities like the DTMB in the future as major elections and conflicts take place across the world and technologies such as artificial intelligence continue to develop. “Generative AI has been a big buzz for the last year and attackers are beginning to augment their attack campaigns in real time,” says Carson. “This means they are getting real-time feedback and making modifications in the moment. “We are entering the battle of the AIs and no longer have the time to pause. Security must be dynamic, adapt to future threats before they happen and have zero downtime for upgrades.” Furthermore, as more organisations adopt hybrid working models, ‘bring your own device’ policies are becoming the norm for employees who are using their own laptops in their home office, to access corporate resources. According to Carson, this is evolving into ‘bring your own identity’, and Delinea is there to help with the transition. “Organisations are becoming more responsible for managing the access element of security, and we are at the forefront of helping,” he says. “We’re solving tomorrow’s problems with today’s solutions and that’s something we strive to continue to do.” “We are entering the battle of the AIs and no longer have the time to pause”