2018 witnessed an influx of devasting data breaches, affecting some of the world’s leading organisations across all verticals with Uber and Facebook to name but two, which have caused significant damage to businesses, both from a financial and reputational standpoint.
What is often overlooked is that many of these breaches originate from a cyber-attack exploiting a single, unsecured privileged account. Large organisations typically have thousands of privileged accounts that are often left unmanaged. Malicious insiders, former employees, cyber-criminals and even state-sponsored attackers can exploit these unmanaged privileged accounts. Through these, they can then anonymously access and extract an organisation’s most valued data. Read more..