Do you have a security net for Privileged Accounts?
February 03, 2017 | Privileged Credentials, Insider Threats
Innovation drives growth, which in turn, requires global enterprises to cultivate IT ecosystems for collating, comprehending, and managing a growing amount of vital information (data) to stay ahead of the competition.
That transition, however, multiplies our network of IT resources. As organizations look to gain an edge—critical data, devices, software applications, and systems necessary to conduct routine operations also increase during the course of a time.
Our IT ecosystem, subsequently, gets structured in multiple layers of devices and applications—both on premises and cloud, ultimately resulting in a number of administrative accounts or privileged accounts – super-user credentials holding access keys to highly classified data.
As privileged accounts act as ‘crux’ of enterprise, securing these critical assets become increasingly important amid risingcyber-attacks, including those from compromised insiders.
But are enterprises doing enough to prevent looming threats?
In our recent research study, we found that enterprises are now more concerned about cyber security, resulting in deployment of security solutions like intrusion detection systems and a host of pre-packaged antivirus software in a given IT environment. That’s not enough though.
This is because; typically malefactor/s target the inside periphery of enterprises through misusing privileged accounts that cannot be managed and monitored by conventional identity and access control systems. Whereas, automated highly advanced software like Privileged Access Management / Privileged Identity Management, can continuously track and monitor misuse of administrative credentials. It’s a security net, which can withstand these threats.
It is important to note that a modern-day firm will only succeed if it is able to prevent breaches of digital assets and maintain the digital trust among customers, investors, including all other stakeholders. Putting a security net on privileged accounts will go a long way in safeguarding administrative credentials; and therefore, the digital trust.
ARCON is a leading enterprise risk control solutions provider, specializing in risk-predictive technologies. ARCON | User Behavior Analytics enables to monitor end-user activities in real time. ARCON | Privileged Access Management reinforces access control and mitigates data breach threats. ARCON | Secure Compliance Management is a vulnerability assessment tool.
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