There are a few steps we can easily take to increase our overall IT security posture. I advocate for paying special attention to privilege management. Here are five reason why.
We asked Forrester Research for their impressions about the future of cloud security and the particular challenges of managing privileged identities in the cloud.
Each piece of the IAAS puzzle has a Privileged Identity Management element to it that has not changed from its on-premises equivalent deployment.
Can IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) itself be used to manage some intrinsic privileges, or is a third party Privileged Identity Management (PIM) solution required? And where are there overlaps?
Making privileged access a moving target helps mitigate threats in the cloud.
While the traditional IT groups are getting gutted by the cloud, which the board and execs see as a cost panacea, security is in a position to get a windfall. The number one concern about cloud remains security.
If you can build your Identity and Access Management program around ensuring proper and efficient end user access, keeping privileged access in check, and treating IAM as the organization’s perimeter defense, then you will get all the other details right along the way.
The problem is not with the employees or IT itself. It’s with the CEO and Board of Directors who are not aware of risks and the solutions that can minimize consequences in the cyber security space.
Malware always needs an angle to get you to click, and few things capture the spirit of the day like Pokémon Go.
Ponemon highlights a number of items that are absolutely excellent to focus on as a security program. However, nowhere on their list did they make room for truly preventative measures like securing privileged credentials.