KuppingerCole Report
By Martin Kuppinger

Protecting the keys to your kingdom against cyber-attacks and insider threats

All organizations today are under constant attack, and high-privilege accounts are a primary target, allowing attackers to cause maximum damage by data theft and other attacks, due to their elevated privileges. While the number of external attacks continues to increase, internal attacks remain at a high level – perimeter security in itself does not protect sufficiently anymore. Privilege Management in all its variants is a must for any organization.

Commissioned by Thycotic

1 Introduction

Privileged Account Management is a must for any organization today. Internal attackers abusing their entitlements and external attackers hijacking int ...

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2 Highlights

  • Privilege Account Management Challenges: Types of attackers, types of accounts, anatomy of attacks
  • Privilege Account Management Cycle: Covering al ...
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3 The Privilege Account Management Challenge

All organizations are subject to attacks by both internal and external attackers. Privileged accounts, i.e. accounts with elevated entitlements, well ...

A growing challenge for Privilege Account Management is the change from a perimeterized, primarily internally run IT to cloud services, but also the g ...

Don’t forget to identify all the built-in accounts

Another common sample of vastly ignored yet sensitive accounts are local system and service a ...

Major questions organizations should raise for themselves are:

  • Do we know about all our privileged accounts?
  • Do we protect all privileged accoun ...
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4 Elements of a Privilege Account Management Solution

Privilege Account Management is not about a single technical approach. Consistently managing privileged accounts across their entire lifecycle and cov ...

Shared Account Password Management is not only about one-time passwords for accessing shared accounts, but also about Single Sign-On to multiple accou ...

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5 The Thycotic approach to Privilege Account Management

Thycotic is one of the leading vendors in the Privilege Account Management market. The company’s Secret Server product combines a strong feature set ...

Thycotic has lean and rapid-to-deploy solutions in its DNA

Thycotic, in contrast to several other vendors, has been focusing on rapid and simple ...

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6 Action Plan for Privilege Account Management

Privileged Management is a key activity in mitigating Information Security risks and increasing cyber-attack resilience. Thus it is not only about dep ...

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