Identity and Access Management (IAM) is not the same as Privileged Identity Management (PIM). In this post, we look at both IAM and PIM. We examine what each one does and how they differ.
Today’s retailers should assume that they have already been breached. And then they should ask - how far into the network can the criminals reach, and how long can they remain there?
Companies need to ensure that their privileged accounts are secure and all passwords for these powerful accounts are continuously updated. And that starts by knowing how privileged accounts are attacked. Here are some of the most common privileged account attack vectors.
Ex-employees can wreak significant havoc on their former employers’ networks using the same privileged logins they had while employed. But these unfortunate affairs could be prevented – or at least significantly minimized. It starts with securing privileged access.
If you can’t find the privileged accounts on your network, you can’t secure them. But just because you may not know where all your privileged accounts exist, doesn’t mean the bad guys can’t locate them. And then leverage these powerful accounts to execute their cyber attacks.
I think we all realize that we’re well past the age when IT could run antivirus software, put up a firewall, update Windows patches and thereby maintain a solid level of security. So here are five tips for maintaining tight control over critical systems in the modern enterprise
Leverage next generation cyber security technology to curtail lateral movement should hackers gain a foothold inside your network.
The security of your entire network is only as good as your least secure server. And, relegating the Unix/Linux infrastructure to a status of any lesser degree is the attack surface that hackers are looking to exploit.
Now we’ll take a look at the three practices we regularly see in the most mature Privileged Identity Management programs.