If your organisation is migrating to the Atlassian Cloud or is already using the Cloud products, chances are your teams will want to use Marketplace apps alongside the core products. And of course, these apps should meet your organisation’s privacy, security and compliance requirements. However, with thousands of apps from hundreds of vendors, sifting through the solutions to meet these requirements is no trivial task. To simplify the process, increase transparency and give customers more control over app extensions, the manufacturer has recently rolled out a series of innovations for the Atlassian Marketplace and product administration.
In the IT departments of this world, the topic of cyber security is very high on the list of priorities. For good reason, because in the worst case scenario, digital threats can jeopardise the entire company’s ability to work. Meanwhile, more and more companies are outsourcing key security issues to cloud providers, as platforms such as Atlassian Cloud now offer reliable, scalable cyber security solutions. Not least the pandemic-related shift towards more remote and hybrid constellations has lured companies into the cloud in droves. And with it, the cyber security approach has also changed.
In recent months, a new trend has emerged in the criminal underground of the internet: The theft of session cookies on victims’ end devices to gain unauthorised access to all kinds of accounts, including Atlassian accounts. These session cookies are then traded and shared in criminal circles. To mitigate this risk and offer better security against this, Atlassian now runs automated monitoring with regard to stolen session cookies and invalidates them, rendering them useless to the hacker. And customers also have new tools at hand to counter this threat.
What is 2-Factor Authentication and why should you be interested? Today’s blog post is brought to you by Anna Odrinskaya. Anna is a Chief Strategy Officer over at Alpha Serve and she gives you the rundown on everything you need to know in order to secure your Atlassian products.