Companies are spending billions on cybersecurity, yet hackers, cybercriminals, and disgruntled employees continue breaching computer systems, stealing sensitive information, or disrupting services. With more than 80 percent of breaches involving the compromise of IT and business user credentials (IDs and passwords), organizations want to limit what’s known as privileged access to services, applications, data, and systems — a concept called least privilege cybersecurity.
Privileged accounts exist everywhere in your IT environment. In many cases, users may not even realize the type of access they possess. They only know that when access is denied, they can’t get their work done. Hackers and cybercriminals target these privileged accounts because once compromised, they give the ability to move across your systems and networks undetected.