About Thad Smith

Thad Smith is a Principal Consultant with the Sirius Security practice.

Adaptive Access Harmonizes Security and User Experience

This year, more than any other, may have IT teams nostalgic for the days when cybersecurity was simpler. Remember when employees worked in the office and your organization mostly relied on applications available in your data center? While you might be looking back fondly, we all know that the remote-access genie is out of the [...]

Setting Your Expectations for Cloud IAM Success

“Who?” has replaced “where?” as the fundamental question to ask, and answer, to maintain your organization’s security posture. Employees, customers and partners are no longer corralled by perimeters. Instead, they are in an ever-widening geographical area, with varying degrees of need to access your data and applications. By having a strong identity and access management [...]

Pass on Passwords: Multi-factor Authentication Is Better Security

Truth is, nobody likes passwords. From a user standpoint, they’re hard to remember. From a security standpoint, they’re ineffective. According to Frank Abagnale, the ex-con who inspired the movie Catch Me If You Can and who now works for the FBI, “passwords are for treehouses.” Abagnale’s story is fascinating and his experience in cybersecurity spans [...]