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Single Sign-On

There are two kinds of organizations. Those that manage their single sign-on (SSO) system, and those that let their users manage their SSO. The other day I was in a discussion with a number of security leaders about how important identity management is to your security strategy. Obviously, everyone agreed that identity is very important. After all, if you don’t have a strong identity strategy pretty much no other component of your strategy will be strong. There is a reason that the first function of the NIST CSF is Identity.  However, the discussion then turned to SSO and whether it didn’t constitute putting all your eggs in one basket, and whether doing so is a good idea. Yes. SSO does constitute putting all your eggs in one basket. But, that is a good  thing. Why? Because you, as a security leader control  that basket. You know where it is. You know how it is configured. You have already required strong multi-factor authentication (MFA) on it. (You have right? If not, stop reading th