When 921 password attacks occur per second,1 it’s time to treat everyday employees’ credentials like the true operational risk they are. In this piece, CyberArk Chief Information Officer Omer Grossman provides a CIO’s perspective on password-related risks keeping security leaders up at night — and how organizations can reduce those risks.
Today’s attackers assign a level of value to workforce passwords they once reserved for privileged users’ credentials. Why? Employees now have a shocking amount of access to sensitive resources – often through the applications they use. What’s protecting those resources? For many organizations, the answer is either passwords or tools for managing them that lack controls and visibility.
In this piece, you’ll learn about best practices for:
- Conducting a strategic assessment to uncover password-related risks and security gaps.
- Applying enterprise-grade controls to how passwords are stored, shared, created and managed.
- Creating a frictionless user experience that balances protection and productivity.
Learn more about CyberArk’s approach to password protection:
CyberArk Workforce Password Management is designed to enable enterprises to securely store, share and manage password-based credentials — as well as items such as license keys and PINs — while enforcing robust controls over business application access. CyberArk Workforce Password Management is designed to provide employee users with seamless, one-click access to business apps and eliminates the need to save credentials in password managers or browsers.
1. Microsoft, “Digital Defence Report,” 2022