Organizations that can’t effectively find, manage or monitor privileged credentials could end up with a serious data breach on their hands. And the most devastating breaches not only capitalize on compromised privileged access credentials, but also leverage system vulnerabilities to inflict additional damage. Many IT organizations use shared accounts for privileged users, administrators or applications so that they readily have the access they need to do their jobs. If inadequately managed, these credentials pose significant security and compliance risks stemming from either the intentional or accidental misuse of shared privileges.