The crown jewels of cybercrime are the level of access privileged users have to your company’s most critical data and assets. Therefore, monitoring them with a Privileged Access Management (PAM) program is key.
After all, with this access in hand, threat actors can quickly and easily breach your systems, expand their privileges and do what they want. After the dust clears, the result will likely be damage to your business and its reputation. This risk is layered on top of the trust you’ve given your employees with privileged access. At any time, an employee who becomes disgruntled could instigate an attack to steal data or secrets, or to simply embarrass your company. Access to privileged accounts is the fast lane to wreaking havoc on your company. In fact, 80% of all cybersecurity incidents involve a weak or stolen privileged credential. See how you can get a handle on this type of attack with PAM.
To learn more, watch our webinar: Privileged Account Attacks – Are You Ready?
Why is Privileged Access Management Important?
Managing and watching the activities of privileged users is a complex endeavor. Distributed and hybrid cloud environments can include thousands of servers, hundreds of databases, thousands of network devices and hundreds of applications. Because of this sheer size, it can be difficult to manage, monitor and control access to privileged accounts.