User access controls, also known as user permissions or user privileges, are crucial measures that we apply to implement authorization policies within the enterprise. However, organizations struggle to implement these controls across their dynamic IT landscape filled with humans, machines, and myriad types of endpoints. These deficiencies allow a bloated threat surface that is ripe for malware and hacking attacks.
Another huge and related challenge for IT is the constantly growing volume and diversity of passwords across networks, systems, and users. According to the 2020 Verizon DBIR, use of credentials by attackers has been on a “meteoric rise.” With credentials—especially privileged credentials—attackers often don’t need to even bother themselves with deploying sophisticated malware, since they already have the access. Password reuse is just one of many rampant password security malpractices that is symptomatic of overwhelmed users as well as IT organizations that lack the proper password management tools and policies. When passwords are reused across multiple systems, cracking one account can lead to compromise of many systems and accounts.
In this intensive webinar session with CEO of CQURE and Security MVP, Paula Januszkiewicz, learn:
- Encryption and decryption password techniques being used in systems, networks, and applications
- Technology holes and weaknesses that are exacerbated by password management shortfalls
- The unknown/overlooked details that are critical to know to help ensure proper access controls, user permissions, and privileges