Privileged Access Management

Enjoy the heightened security PAM can give your sensitive data.

The Principle of Least Privilege Works… Why Not Take Advantage of It?

It only stands to reason that the fewer people have access to your data, the more secure it will be. Think about it this way: How many keys would you hand out if you were trying to keep something locked securely in a room? 

Privileged access management, or PAM, is that concept put into practice everywhere in your business.

PAM helps protect your organization by making your attack surface—the total number of potential attack vectors an attacker could take advantage of—as small as possible.

It does so by focusing on privileged access management’s “privileged” aspect. If you have ever heard of the principle of least privilege, PAM is this principle applied to your access control measures. Regarding your network infrastructure, privilege is synonymous with authority, as it allows a user to bypass the protections your network has in place and manipulate it and its components.

PAM protects you from a variety of serious risks, such as:

  • Forgotten, “orphaned” accounts existing with heightened permissions assigned to them, leaving vulnerabilities open for attackers to target.
  • Active accounts given sweeping permissions in the name of convenience or not having permissions changed when a user’s responsibilities shift—making them valuable for a cybercriminal.
  • The tendency for shared business accounts in the name of cost-savings and simplified collaboration, which results in compliance issues, security shortfalls, and a lack of accountability.

This is just a small sample of the risks that privileged access management helps to protect against… and it is also important to acknowledge that today’s massive increases in digital transformation in businesses of all sizes have made the attack surface of any organization exponentially larger.

We Can Help You Implement Privileged Access Management

We’ll be here to assist you every step of the way. Your business’ security is not something to be taken lightly, so you need to be sure that the only people able to access your resources and data are those who need to for a purpose that their role clearly defines. Let’s examine some of the major tenets of PAM that we’ll help you ensure your technology upholds.

Applicability on the Platform and Application Level

Depending on your needs and the responsibilities of your team members, different users simply have no reason to access certain network locations, data, or even applications and their features. We can help you restrict this access appropriately to help you keep your team on track and your security preserved.  

Password Management

Numerous bad behaviors can become bad habits, but poor password practices top the list in terms of popularity. We recommend that you reinforce your access management with password management via a trustworthy vault solution, which we will assist you in implementing.

Auditing Access

It is also incredibly important that all of your PAM preparations are thoroughly audited for efficacy, particularly to confirm who can access what data and which network locations. This form of stress test should be performed on a representative sample of your business’ resources.

Involvement in All Cybersecurity Processes

From risk assessment to incident response to awareness among your team, PAM needs to be considered an element of every step of your cybersecurity strategy. This will make your business more resistant to threats from both internal and external sources.

If you’ve set out to protect your business, why leave any element at risk?

We can assist you in locking down your business on this kind of role-based level. Give us a call at (212) 796-6061 to learn more.