An organization’s security posture benefits from the ability to manage and track access to privileged accounts. Privileged users—as well as those impersonating them—can present major security threats. A Privileged Access Management (PAM) solution offers an answer. It enables security teams to stay on top of privileged account access. To work, however, it must be a scalable PAM solution. The PAM solution must scale flexibly in a growing organization or suffer being disused, to the detriment of security overall. What does it take to build a scalable PAM solution? This article explores the answer to that question.
When talking about Privileged Access Management, it’s important to focus on the real objective: to ensure that only the right person can access the right system at any given time. A password vault can easily handle that, but you really need more. It’s far more important to ensure that when someone accesses a target, this person does only what they are supposed to do, and nothing more.
Ensuring security across organizations is complicated. Between securing the perimeter, enforcing password policies, and attempting to stop breaches before they occur, there is a lot that needs to be considered. Implementing robust privileged identity management through advanced session management tools is one of the key steps to improving organizational security.
Maintain a relationship of mutual confidence with your customer
As an external provider of IT services, whether you are ensuring the remote maintenance of critical equipment or managing a part, or the totality of a client's IT infrastructure, transparency is crucial.
Not only should you provide best-in-class technical services in a timely manner, but you must also comply with security and regulations, control and defend your costs, and you have to provide a high level of process and quality.
Because let’s face it, if a single thing goes wrong, each and every action you take will be under scrutiny.
Did you know that the greatest threat your organization faces is from your own privileged users? Intentionally or not, employees and 3rd-party providers with privileged accounts represent your most significant vulnerability to cyber attacks.