Secure Next Generation Technologies with Privileged Access Management – PAM
NGTs (next generation technology) have attracted a lot of attention due to technological advancements like digital transformation (DX), DevOps and cloud, as well as AI and IoT. These technologies promise a bright future, increasing efficiency, customer engagement, and cost savings. Security breaches are a serious problem. Security breaches can lead to huge business losses, including lost productivity, reputational damage, and compliance penalties.
According to a study, more than half of these breaches are due to the inadequacies of trusted users.
Privileged access management is a great tool to help organizations grow. It’s easy for attackers to gain domain admin account details. This makes it difficult to detect these attacks. PAM’s goal is to make it harder for hostile users to gain access while increasing control over the environment.
A PAM system is a secure and efficient way of authorizing and supervising all privileged users to all relevant systems. To ensure maximum security, the following five best practices for PAM should be followed.
Continuously audit and discover privileged access accounts. This should include a comprehensive evaluation of all accounts currently used in physical, virtual, or cloud environments.
Segment Network allows you to have greater control over sensitive data and prevent malicious traffic from establishing communication channels within your network. This will reduce the chance of an attack succeeding.
Data breaches can be prevented by strict governance of shared secrets, passwords, and hard-coded passwords.
Only grant access when it is necessary and enforce least privilege and appropriate credential usage.
To minimize risk and find security weaknesses, you should examine vulnerabilities and configure compliance.
Author – Jaya KalwaniIndependent Consultant