The joint Balabit – Lieberman Software solution forms an end-to-end Privileged Access Management solution which protects IT assets and meets compliance requirements. Of course, the ultimate goal is protection against today’s most dangerous threats, the malicious insiders and APTs.
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Many Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) may think they don’t have the budgets or the means for effective cyber security. But if they change the way they manage the one security element that hackers exploit most – privileged credentials – they can be much more secure.
Last week it was reported that hackers managed to bring down Staminus’ entire network after infiltrating the company’s server backbone and resetting routers to factory settings
Accomplishing cloud identity security requires a solution that can discover, audit and control access to privileged accounts entirely by machines in an automated and programmatic manner. Not through direct human intervention.
SIEM systems were not designed with privileged identities in mind, so they have no way to tie events that are triggered through use of privileged accounts with the individuals who may be responsible.
The reality of today’s cyber security landscape is that attackers can breach your network regardless of your countermeasures. Fortunately, with adaptive privilege management you can remediate security threats faster than cyber attackers can exploit them.
Advanced cyber attacks require automated security solutions that can locate and remediate weaknesses faster than nation-state attackers and criminal hackers can exploit them.
Next generation firewalls, intrusion detection systems and the like can be potent deterrents to known dangers. But when it comes to advanced zero day threats and precisely targeted phishing attacks, perimeter security tools are about as useful as deploying a riot shield against a Sherman tank.
We are moving from a world of perimeter protection via firewalls to a more mature world of defense-in-depth where privilege management is the next step to stop intruders. This technology has been used for more than a decade by some of the largest government and corporate enterprises in the world. This market will continue to widen as more organizations learn the lesson of Target and Edward Snowden, and how privilege management was at the core of each scenario.
The analogy I like to use for IT security in today’s organizations is that of a candy with a hard shell and gooey interior. Attackers now know how to break through the outer security – the shell. Since the interior security is weak, or gooey, complete control over most systems can be obtained in a matter of minutes.