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The Balancing Act: The CISO View on Improving Privileged Access Controls

June 1, 2020

Cyber-attacks have reached a level of sophistication that allows attackers to potentially evade existing security controls and access privileged credentials. To mitigate the risks, many organizations now proactively shore up privileged access controls. There is much to learn from these organizations.
Derived from interviews with an esteemed panel of Global 1000 CISOs, the report provides practical guidance for CISOs on improving privileged access controls based on the first-hand knowledge of leading organizations. This first-hand knowledge is invaluable for CISOs and other senior security professionals who are also tackling improvements. The research uncovered a wealth of insights and nuanced recommendations for achieving the balance between enabling and restricting high-levels of access to information assets.

The research address a number of questions including, “How are leading CISOs and their security teams successfully implementing better controls?” “How do they approach developing a strategy, bringing stakeholders on board, and defining useful metrics?”

“The Balancing Act: The CISO View on Improving Privileged Access Controls” contains three chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Three Strategic Decisions
  • Chapter 2: Four Pivotal Conversations
  • Chapter 3: Five Essential Components
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