The increase in sophisticated, targeted security threats by
both external attackers and malicious insiders have made it
extremely difficult for organizations to properly protect
critical and sensitive information. The task of protecting these
assets has only grown harder as IT environments have become
more complex and widely distributed across geographic locations
and in the cloud.
Many recent high-profile breaches have one thing in common:
They were accomplished through the compromise of passwords.
In many cases, end-user passwords are initially hacked through
various social engineering techniques. Then permissions are escalated to gain access to more privileged accounts — the keys to the
kingdom. This unauthorized access can easily go undetected for
weeks or even months, allowing hackers to see and steal information at their convenience.
Unfortunately, many IT users lack a full understanding of how
privileged accounts function, as well as the risks associated
with their compromise an
This report describes the results from a groundbreaking
global study by Thycotic that reveals major risk and
compliance gaps in how organizations manage and secure
their privileged accounts and access to sensitive systems,
infrastructure and data. The 2018 Global State of Privileged
Access Management (PAM) Risk & Compliance report
highlights where many organizations are failing to fully
put security controls in place to protect their most critical
CA Privileged Access Manager
Schützt und steuert privilegierte Anwender und die Anmeldeinformationen, die sie für die Nutzung und das Management Ihrer digitalen Infrastruktur verwenden. Die Lösung erzwingt proaktiv Security-Richtlinien und rollenbasierte Begrenzungen für Zugriffe privilegierter Anwender – und überwacht und zeichnet gleichzeitig die Aktivitäten privilegierter Anwender in virtuellen, physischen und Cloud-basierten Umgebungen auf.
Organizations handling transactions involving credit or debit cards are facing increasing pressure to meet regulatory compliance mandates. In particular, they must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3, which went into effect in January of 2015.
It’s impossible for a day to pass in which we don’t hear news of yet another data breach, with its resulting loss of proprietary secrets, financial records or personal information. These incidents span all sectors of the economy: commerce, education and government
Privileged credentials have served as a major attack vector in the successful execution of many breaches. Protecting privileged access is an imperative to successfully defend an organization from a breach and is a core requirement of multiple compliance regimes.
CA Privileged Access Management helps drive IT security and compliance risk reduction and improves operational efficiency by enabling privileged access defense in depth—providing broad and consistent protection of sensitive administrative credentials, management of privileged identity access and control of administrator activity.
Available as a rack-mounted, hardened hardware appliance, an
Open Virtualization Format (OVF) Virtual Appliance or an Amazon
Machine Instance (AMI), CA Privileged Access Manager enhances
security by protecting sensitive administrative credentials, such as
root and administrator passwords, controlling privileged user access
and proactively enforcing policies and monitoring and recording
privileged user activity across all IT resources.
Privileged Access Management is an imperative to addressing PCI compliance. Yet its importance extends beyond just meeting PCI compliance requirements as it allows an organization to improve its overall security posture against today’s external and internal threats.
CA Privileged Access Manager provides an effective way to implement privileged access management in support of PCI compliance and other security needs.
Privileged identity, accounts and credentials are core, critical assets for enterprises that must be highly protected through a combination of technology and processes which are enabled by privileged access management.
Delivering that protection is instrumental in breaking the data breach kill chain, helping to prevent attacks and mitigating the impact of those that do occur.
Managing and protecting privileged credentials is essential to reducing risk and addressing compliance requirements. Organizations need to evaluate privileged password management solutions for the depth of controls, scope of coverage and degree of cloud alignment they provide.
CA Privileged Access Manager delivers against all three of these dimensions, providing a next-generation solution for privileged credential management that drives IT risk reduction, improves operational efficiency and protects an organization’s investment by supporting traditional, virtualized and hybrid-cloud infrastructure alike.
CA Privileged Access Manager (PAM) is a well-integrated suite that provides a comprehensive solution for privileged identity management in physical and virtual environments.
CA PAM enables centralized control and management of privileged user access to a broad range of servers, network devices and applications.
Managing privileged users is a continuous and critical process. First, you must discover where your admin accounts are and eliminate improper privileges and orphan accounts. Next, you must enforce your least-privilege policies for these users and eliminate shared accounts—this is called privileged access management (PAM). Lastly, you must govern privileged access to avoid entitlement creep and to ensure that each user still needs any elevated privileges that they have. If any one of these essential capabilities are weak or missing, your overall risk of breach or insider threat rises significantly.
Available as a rack-mounted, hardened hardware appliance, an Open Virtualization Format (OVF) Virtual Appliance or an Amazon Machine Instance (AMI), CA Privileged Access Manager enhances security by protecting sensitive administrative credentials, such as root and administrator passwords, controlling privileged user access and proactively enforcing policies and monitoring and recording privileged user activity across all IT resources.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was first introduced in 2004 to increase controls over credit card holder data and to reduce the chances of credit card fraud. Validation is required annually and over the years, it has evolved with new revisions periodically. The latest one, version 3.2 came into force in April 2016. Until the end of January 2018, PCI DSS and Payment Application Data Security Standards (PA-DSS) are considered best practice to implement, and starting February 1, 2018, are considered a requirement.
Organizations undergoing digital transformations are dealing with amplified concerns around risk and security, which isn’t surprising. Digital transformation initiatives inevitably result in more points of access to enterprise infrastructure that are outside of existing controls, accessible by a greater number and more diverse set of identities, and proliferated across a distributed and dynamic infrastructure.
As the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe prepare for Brexit (Britain’s exit from the European Union), information security experts are left wondering what this would mean to the security and risk management processes that have been put in place in the past and how they need to adjust to the emerging reality. This document discusses the impact of Brexit on privileged access management and what information security professionals may consider as immediate solutions to mitigate risks.
Privileged user accounts—whether usurped, abused or simply misused—are at the heart of most data breaches. Security teams are increasingly evaluating comprehensive privileged access management (PAM) solutions to avoid the damage that could be caused by a rogue user with elevated privileges, or a privileged user who is tired, stressed or simply makes a mistake. Pressure from executives and audit teams to reduce business exposure reinforces their effort, but comprehensive PAM solutions can incur hidden costs, depending on the implementation strategy adopted. With multiple capabilities including password vaults, session management and monitoring, and often user behavior analytics and threat intelligence, the way a PAM solution is implemented can have a major impact on the cost and the benefits. This report provides a blueprint for determining the direct, indirect and hidden costs of a PAM deployment over time.
The digital, connected world is fundamentally changing the dynamics of the financial services industry. Consumers expect anytime and anywhere access with a customer experience commensurate with the Internet world, while fintech start-ups disrupt established value chains, driving a need to deliver faster innovation. This is creating tremendous pressure on the network, with escalating demands for performance and agility, while cost control and compliance imperatives remain as dominant as ever. This paper looks at optimal strategies for CIOs and CTOs, exploring how the future network needs to evolve to both drive operational effectiveness and enable business change, while assessing key investment and strategic considerations for equipping the network for the digital financial institution.
When Carnegie Mellon University required a way to automatically update and securely store privileged account passwords, the IT group turned to Lieberman Software. Lieberman's Enterprise Random Password Manager was operational in less than one day.
Without a reliable method to locate and change its privileged account passwords, Wings Financial was burdened with a variety of security and regulatory problems. Lieberman Software's Enterprise Password Manager solved all of this - find out how!
Download "Why Privileged Identity Management Implementations Fail" to learn how to quickly implement a solution that can both lower your IT staff's workload and protect access to your organization's most sensitive data.
Download "Privileged Identity Management: An Executive Overview" to learn where privileged identities can be found on your network; the challenges to discover, secure and manage them; and why unsecured privileged account credentials are dangerous.
Privileged Access Management is an imperative to addressing PCI compliance. Yet its importance extends beyond just meeting PCI compliance requirements as it allows an organization to improve its overall security posture against today’s external and internal threats. CA Privileged Access Manager provides an effective way to implement privileged access management in support of PCI compliance and other security needs.
Organizations undergoing digital transformations are dealing with amplified concerns around risk and security, which isn’t surprising.
Ensuring visibility and accountability for compliance, security and governance while enabling flexibility for digital transformation requires a fresh and more tightly aligned approach to who—and now what in the form of applications, services, machines and things—are given the keys to the kingdom: privileged access.
Read this white paper to understand how the digital transformation journey requires thinking through a clear roadmap that spans multiple years, anticipating near- and long-term requirements from a privileged access management solution and ensuring scope and scale needs at a reasonable cost of ownership through the entire lifecycle.
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