Break the Attack Chain

Privileged accounts, credentials and secrets provide an unobstructed pathway to an organization’s high-value digital assets. Nearly all of the most destructive cyber attacks this decade were executed by successfully exploiting privileged access.

What is Privileged Access?

Privileged access exists in many forms (i.e. Local Administrative Accounts, Domain Administrative Accounts, Service Accounts, Application Credentials, SSH Keys) across the enterprise environment. Privileged accounts, credentials and secrets are found in devices, applications and operating systems. They allow organizations to secure the infrastructure and applications, run business efficiently and maintain the confidentiality of sensitive data.

In the wrong hands, privileged credentials can be used to cause catastrophic damage to a business. This is why they must be protected, managed and monitored.

Examples of Privileged Access

ON-PREMISES

Applications • Databases • Servers • Workstations /Endpoints
Network Devices • Security Tools • IT Operations Tools

CLOUD

Cloud Management Console • Infrastructure APIs
DevOps Tools • Cloud-Native Apps • SaaS Admin Consoles

Human Privileged Access

Domain Admin
Server Admin
Network Admin
Application Admin
DevOps Admin Console
Emergency Account
Local Admin
SSH Keys
Database Admin
Cloud Admin Console
SaaS Admin Console
Privileged Business User

Non-Human Privileged Access

Application Accounts
API Keys / Access Tokens
Other Hard-Coded Certificates
Service Accounts
SSH Keys
Application Secrets

Why is Privileged Access Security a priority?

Businesses that fail to prioritize the security of their privileged accounts, credentials and secrets are at risk of becoming victims of a cyber attack—which can lead to significant damage from fines to lost revenue and even the ability to operate.

THE THREAT LANDSCAPE CONTINUES TO EVOLVE

 

50%

of organizations don’t have a
privileged security strategy in place
for the Cloud

 

75%

of organizations don’t have a
privileged access security strategy
in place for DevOps

 

87%

of users still have local administrative
privileges on their endpoint devices
according to IT security respondents

LEARN MORE ABOUT PRIVILEGED ACCESS

Become a CyberArk Trustee

CyberArk offers a variety of training courses and certification tracks. Level 1-Trustee Certification is publicly and freely available to those who would like to deepen their understanding of privileged access security as well as understanding how CyberArk can be deployed to reduce privileged security risk.

Take the self paced introductory training course and complete an online test that includes 18 questions across 5 subject areas.

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Resources

Privileged Access Security for Dummies

eBook

7 Things to Know About Privileged Account Security

Webinar

5 Top Reasons to Prioritize Privileged Account Security Today

eBook

Rapid Risk Reduction: A 30-Day Sprint to Protect Privileged Credentials

White Paper