Risk management used to be the worry of teams like Finance and Legal. But with the increase in data breaches each year, the CISO is more focused than ever on managing risk across their organizations’ technology landscape. And managing risk means focusing on the team that’s most likely to be a target by attackers: the IT team. IT teams are a hot target of external attackers for a few reasons: their accounts have high levels of privilege; they often share system and account passwords to manage organization resources; and because of the nature of their roles, once compromised, those credentials allow attackers to move laterally throughout a network. So, managing risk means taking steps like eliminating unnecessary passwords, putting controls in place for privileged passwords, and implementing privilege management. To help you prioritize, we’ve created a guide which explores the different privilege risks associated with key members of an IT team, and how BeyondTrust solutions can help.

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IT teams are busier than ever and tasked with doing more with fewer resources. The bigger your organization, the more likely that your IT teams are distributed, siloed, and utilizing any productivity hacks they can think of to make their jobs easier. That means your organization faces additional risk factors like low user adoption/adherence to policy and less visibility and control over your environment. An integrated privileged password management and Windows privilege management solution can help you bridge the gap between IT user productivity and security. PowerBroker for Windows protects end users, prevents and contains breaches, and reduces help desk calls on Microsoft Windows desktops and servers. With PowerBroker, you remove excessive rights from end users, audit privileged sessions, and identify risky activity – while enabling productivity. PowerBroker Password Safe helps you control and audit access to privileged accounts, such as shared administrative accounts, application accounts, local administrative accounts, service accounts, database accounts, cloud and social media accounts, devices, and SSH keys. Together, PowerBroker for Windows and Password Safe deliver critical security and audit capabilities that can help manage privileged access without getting in the way of your IT Teams’ productivity. Want to better manage privileged access risk, ensure auditing of privileged access and users, and enable your workers to securely do their jobs? Get “The CISO’s Guide to Managing Risk for Privileged Access & Credentials in Windows Environments”.