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A New Year = A Renewed Focus on Cyber SecurityAs federal IT professionals ponder these questions one thing is extraordinarily clear- privileged access management, or lack of, has been an underlying theme in all things Federal Cyber Security related. From the FISMA scorecard to agency breach related headlines, this has been part of the discussion that explores how to make our federal information systems more secure. Government mandates across disciplines, from FISMA to CDIP, single out privileged access management and achievement of Least Privilege as a game changing strategy. So while you are taking stock and reconfirming priorities for your agency, why not assess how prepared you are in three key areas?
- Is your environment truly ready to defend against gained entry by a malicious actor?
- Can you defend against unauthorized access?
- If an attacker does gain entry, how ready are you to defend against their taking action within your information systems?