Attackers crave insider-level access to IT infrastructure and regularly target insiders - and especially administrators- to steal their credentials, says BeyondTrust's Karl Lankford, who advises organizations to ensure they manage, monitor and audit all privileged access.
Access risk: Security leaders understand their governance and technology challenges. But addressing them with new automated tools - and selling these new processes within their organizations? Those are the problems attendees attempted to solve at a recent dinner in Philadelphia.
The computer systems the U.S. Department of the Treasury uses to track the nation's debt have serious security flaws that could allow unauthorized access to a wealth of federal data, according to a pair of audits released this week by the Government Accountability Office.
The explosion in the quantity and diversity of internet-connected devices - from industrial control systems and cars to farming equipment and refrigerators - makes applying privileged access management more important than ever, says Wallix Group's Chad Carter.
Identity and access management is more complicated when organizations rely on a cloud infrastructure, says Brandon Swafford, CISO at Waterbury, Connecticut-based Webster Bank, who describes the challenges in an interview.
Identity and access management is not about compliance anymore - It's really about security, says Gartner's Felix Gaehtgens. With cloud, virtualization, DevOps and other IT trends, IAM has evolved from being a one-off project to an ongoing initiative.
IT administrators and business partners require privileged access to enterprise networks to ensure that business continues to get done. Yet this very same access is all too often abused by insiders and outsiders, leading to otherwise preventable data breaches, says Matt Dircks, CEO of Bomgar.
The technology and operating models for identity and access management have evolved with time, but the way many enterprises approach IAM has not. How can security leaders modernize their IAM strategy in this era of unprecedented complexity? Patrick Wardrop of IBM Security shares insights.
If you browsed the latest security headlines, you'd probably think the majority of data breaches were related to hackers, political activists, malware or phishing. While the latter two hint at it, the truth is that nearly half of all data breaches can be traced back to insiders in some capacity.
With advances in big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more, healthcare is primed to innovate. But do HIPAA, GDPR and other regulatory standards inhibit the ability to innovate? Scott Whyte of ClearDATA discusses healthcare's complex convergence of innovation and compliance.
Enterprise security leaders largely understand the business problems posed by a lack of privileged access management. But understanding and overcoming the obstacles to deploying a successful PAM rollout? That's the real challenge, says Alex Mosher of CA Technologies.
Targeted breaches are increasing and they share a common thread - a kill chain that exploits privileged users and their credentials to gain access to sensitive systems. Steve McCullar of CA Technologies discusses how privileged access management can break that kill chain.
The transition to a new presidential administration makes forecasting for HIPAA enforcement activity in 2017 difficult, says privacy attorney David Holtzman of the consultancy Cynergistek, who sizes up what the HHS Office for Civil Rights might do this year.