Breach

The case for making all accounts privileged

January 8, 2021
Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report consistently finds that 80 percent of breaches are caused by compromised or weak credentials. Today’s columnist, James Quick of Simeio, says because of these high rates of attack, security teams should make all accounts privileged. (JeepersMedia/CreativeCommons Attribution 2.0 Generic CC BY 2.0)
  • Cybercriminals use employee accounts to laterally access admin credentials.
  • External contractors nefariously gain access to corporate systems and data.
  • Disgruntled employees steal corporate secrets and customer data.
  • Hackers deceive users into opening websites with malicious software that downloads to their computers.
  • Application vulnerabilities, and devices with open network ports, are used to access corporate assets.
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