The Twitter hack last summer highlighted the need for more effective privileged access management at organizations. Today’s columnist, Dan Conrad of One Identity, outlines how in today’s work-from-home period, identity has become the new perimeter and offers tips for companies to sharpen their PAM policies. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations report found that 80 percent of breaches are caused by compromised or weak credentials. This makes privileged access management (PAM) strategies a must have. Not effectively managing and monitoring privileged accounts means the difference between keeping an organization secure and a catastrophic breach – like the one at Twitter, where the major breach illustrates the dangers of ineffective PAM strategies.

 In July, hackers launched a cryptocurrency scam through 130 verified Twitter accounts. Twitter mainly verifies accounts of public interest, including accounts by high-profile users in music, acting, fashion, politics, religion, journalism, sports, or business.

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