For more detail on this topic, attend the webinar Defense in Depth: Implementing a Layered Privileged Password Security Strategy, Wednesday, October 5th @ 12pm ET.Passwords, like any sensitive piece of information, should be protected using a number of methods as well. For some of you, your passwords are secured with little more than knowing which excel spreadsheet they’re stored in. But, when you consider the value those privileged password have – especially in the hands of the malicious external attacker or even a disgruntled insider – you can see how privileged passwords need more of a layered security approach to ensure appropriate access and usage. Privileged passwords can be secured using layers that address the following issues:
- Who has access to a privileged account’s password?
- Where can that password be used? Is it on a single server or everywhere?
- When can the password be used? Working hours? After hours?
- How can the password be used? Over an RDP connection? Using a secure proxy?
- What kinds of accountability are in place to ensure proper use? Approvals? Notifications?
Nick Cavalancia, Founder/Chief, Techvangelism
Nick Cavalancia has over 20 years of enterprise IT experience, 10 years as a tech marketing executive and is an accomplished technology writer, consultant, trainer, speaker, and columnist.
Nick has attained industry certifications including MCNE, MCNI, MCSE and MCT and was once accused at TechEd of "not having enough digits" in his MCP number (which only has 5). He has authored, co-authored and contributed to over a dozen books on Windows, Active Directory, Exchange and other Microsoft technologies and has spoken at many technical conferences on a wide variety of topics.
Previously, Nick has held executive marketing positions at ScriptLogic (acquired by Quest, now DELL Software), SpectorSoft and Netwrix where he was responsible for the global messaging, branding, lead generation and demand generation strategies to market technology solutions to an IT-centric customer base.