I recently had the opportunity to take part in a podcast with NetworkWorld editor Keith Shaw/@shawkeith (a very knowledgeable guy). The session focused on the “Top 5 mistakes of Privileged Access”. Highlights include:
- Privileged Identity Management (PIM) is not a generic purchase; rather PIM is a generic problem with a solution that is anything but.
- Enterprises are not doing their homework — depending too much on analysts or outside third-parties who do not understand their internal IT systems.
- PIM is not an appliance delivery or a “band-aid” fix, but rather needs to take a holistic approach, looking at the entire IT organization.
- Enterprises are not analyzing the effects of privileged identity on all stakeholders including employees, executives, auditors and beyond.
- IT is not getting buy-in from all levels of the organization – “C” level on down, ensuring that everyone within the organization understands its value.
It was a good conversation and provided some deep insight into these areas and what enterprise IT organizations need to do to ensure proper implementation of privileged identity management.
To hear the full session click here and please, feel free to offer your comments/thoughts.