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Privileged Account Security

Privileged access is, as implied, elevated access to systems within organizations that standard users do not own. This access is typically granted for a predetermined time. The privileges that a user obtains may vary between organizations. Organizations must have a strong infrastructure in place to maintain a secure network environment. Password integrity, alternating authentication methods, and monitorization of those accounts are a way to ensure that best practices for privileged access management (PAM) are being utilized. In 2016, Privilege abuse was behind 66% of insider misuse incident.*

*Source: 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report by Verizon.

Privileged Account Management

Privileged accounts are granted permanent privileged access. Many challenges arise when handling privileged accounts due to the higher value that they hold over a standard business user account. They are one of the largest vulnerabilities an organization must secure. If a privileged account is compromised, an organization’s private data, operations, and security can be controlled and utilized by a potential attacker. Organizations must be aware of these possibilities and seek out solutions that will help prepare for, protect against, and respond to cyber-attacks against their business.

Privileged Account Management vs. Privileged Access Management

Privileged Access Management

  • User account is granted access for a period of time (ex. 2 hours or 2 days)
  • Access must be requested
  • Sessions can be monitored and protected based on customer policies

Privileged Account Management

  • User account is granted permanent, privileged access
  • Access is built into the account
  • People may share accounts

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