Privileged access management (PAM) solution provider Bomgar released the results of their global 2018 Privileged Access Threat Report. Interestingly enough, the report is more concerned with insider threats and third-party access than with privileged accounts, although there is certainly some overlap between the two.
That isn’t to say that Bomgar does explore the visibility and management issues inherent to privileged access. The report found that only 35% of enterprises have total visibility of which users actually have privileged accounts within their IT environments. 37% of businesses utilize reporting on privileged access account activity and only 34% can identify specific threats stemming from their privileged access users. Of enterprises that have suffered, or expect to soon suffer, a data breach 69% said they have no control over their privileged accounts and 53% said they manually control those credentials and accounts—a significant time commitment. Read more.