Taking advantage of hastily implemented remote access technologies and the evaporation of traditional perimeters, there has been an acceleration of attacks on organizations, large and small. Organizations in Australia and beyond are looking at implementing strategies like the Essential Eight and zero trust to adapt their protection for a perimeterless world. Privileged access management (PAM) is a foundational and essential technology for achieving these initiatives.
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A Zero Trust security posture:
Zero Trust is about having visibility into who is doing what, and why, within your network, and ensuring that, in the event of anomalous activity, you can control and / or limit any threats to the network.
The Essential Eight, originally developed by the Australian Signals Directorate in 2010, before further development work by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), is divided into three categories: those that prevent malware delivery and execution, those that limit the extent of cyber security incidents and strategies that recover data and assist with system availability.