Sensitive and confidential data are of huge value to cyber criminals and the gateway to these prized assets is your privileged users’ credentials. But external threat actors are not the only cause for concern. Internal threats, either malicious or accidental, are also a very real risk.
Recent surveys show 64% of organizations had an internal breach and 58% of companies had a vendor related breach, so you need to minimize the threat to your network without compromising productivity. You need to be sure your vendors, including MSPs, aren’t enabling threat actors to access privileged user credentials that would give them an easy route in to your systems, and that internal privileged users aren’t accessing sensitive data unnecessarily (either maliciously or accidentally). If the worst happens, you need to know immediately.
You can’t simply remove privileged user access altogether. Your MSPs and IT department need access to IT systems for maintenance and troubleshooting, while departments such as HR, finance or your executive team need access to the sensitive or confidential information that’s essential for their role.