VPAM allows to keep tabs on the third-parties and their superuser accounts and ensure that their rights are not being abused; firms can restrict their permissions and make them subject to the same security criteria as other users.

FREMONT, CA: What are critical privileged access management use cases for businesses? To put it another way, why IT ecosystems, market goals, or cybersecurity infrastructures benefit the most from privileged access management? Most IT decision-makers are aware of the risks associated with privileged permissions at this stage. In their cyber-attacks, hackers prioritize compromising privileged user accounts because compromising such an account grants powers that allow for further malicious gains or outright destruction. As the recent SolarWinds attack shows, the majority of cyber-attacks start with privileged attacks. With that in mind, the critical privileged access management (PAM) use cases are as follows.

Authentication Issues

Despite its proven and fundamental unreliability, organizations continue to rely on password-only security for their privileged users as one of the most important privileged access management use cases. External threat actors can easily purchase a password cracker or a list of commonly used passwords from any number of past breaches on the dark web. Otherwise, they could actually guess the password using publicly accessible details on social media.

PAM steps in to help with this by deploying Multifactor Authentication (MFA). Between the request for access and the access given, each aspect creates a new obstacle between hackers and their targets; many hackers just give up and search for a less difficult goal. Furthermore, MFA does not need to intervene with the login process, eliminating weight from workflows ahead of time.

Third-Party Security Issues

Unfortunately, the cybersecurity dangers do not stop at the firm's IT environment and direct users. One should also think about the third parties, who could have more access than they realize and may be used as a stepping stone by hackers. In fact, they do not always get the same degree of exposure as the other users because of their third-party status.

As a result, the third-parties will obtain permissions and potentially acquire further rights without requiring the IT security team to investigate. Providers also offer Vendor Privileged Access Management (VPAM) to assist with PAM use cases like this. VPAM allows to keep tabs on the third-parties and their superuser accounts and ensure that their rights are not being abused; firms can restrict their permissions and make them subject to the same security criteria as other users.

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