One of the biggest issues facing organisations is the elimination of bad practices related to the use and abuse of privileged accounts. Organisations frequently suffer from unrealistic policies that are being bypassed, usually because of a lack of resources or having no policies in place at all.

But of these privileged accounts, one with which organisations may not be well acquainted, concerns ‘superuser’ accounts.

Superuser accounts exist virtually within every organisation and require elevated levels of access – users range from specialist IT administrators, help desk people, developers, even third-party vendors and other applications that need to talk to databases or other applications to exchange information. These users also need a privileged account in order to carry out their tasks, which means there’s a lot of risk associated with these superuser accounts. Read more..