With the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report stating that 63% of data breaches involve leveraging weak, default or stolen passwords, it’s good to remember that being small is no excuse for poor password security.
Administrator passwords protect access to the most sensitive areas of a company’s network. When these credentials are compromised, it is easier for cyber criminals or malicious insiders to move around the network and infiltrate critical systems.
Stolen credentials are one of the easiest ways to exploit small businesses. Many Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) may think they don’t have the budgets or the means for effective cyber security. But if they change the way they manage the one security element that hackers exploit most – privileged credentials – they can be much more secure.
There is a spectrum of password security solutions available for companies of all sizes. Here at Lieberman Software we offer cyber security solutions for every IT budget so that even the smallest organizations can be protected. To make it easier for businesses to quickly adopt a security solution, we provides free training and self-service options such as forums, videos and live chat.
Privileged Access Management from the SME to the Enterprise
PAM products protect passwords for powerful privileged accounts – like Windows administrator and Linux root – so that hackers can’t leverage them to access critical systems. In the process, these products also automate time-consuming manual password changes to ease IT administration burdens.
By changing passwords faster than intruders can exploit them, these security products provide real-time containment of attacks that breach the perimeter, and prevent anonymous “nesting” on the network.