To protect their networks from insider threats, security teams need greater visibility into privileged accounts held by both employees and third-party vendors.
When users are granted inappropriate access to privileged accounts, they open the entire IT environment to vulnerabilities — and make it easier for malicious actors to infiltrate corporate networks.
Corporate VPN security still plays a vital role in protecting enterprise networks, but it is no longer sufficient to prevent unauthorized third-party or privileged access on its own.
A group of researchers proposed a new framework that would enable web services to share users' password hash data in an effort to reduce password reuse.
Human error, credential misuse and disgruntled employees aren't the most common threats security leaders have to face — but the complexities of these incidents make insider threats the stuff of CISO nightmares.
Organizations need a privileged account management (PAM) solution that integrates seamlessly with the existing security environment — and helps security teams enforce least privilege policies.
According to recent research, Slingshot APT has victimized nearly 100 organizations since 2012 using kernel-level privileges to load malware and evade detection.
To protect sensitive information, security professionals must know exactly where this data resides, who is accessing it, when it is being accessed and whether this activity violates policy.
For cybercriminals, failing to protect privileged credentials is like leaving the keys in your ignition. Implementing privileged access management is a crucial step toward minimizing cyber risks.
Security analysts can nip many cyberattacks in the bud by monitoring for named pipe impersonation and other activity indicative of privilege escalation.