Privileged Access Management (PAM)

Knowing who has access to your system is fundamental to your security posture and making sure only people you trust have access is the most important step. Learn more about how Privileged Access Management can help protect your business.

What is Privileged Access Management?

Privileged Access Management(PAM) is a system that can be utilized to ensure only those who need access, get access to your most private data. In terms of cybersecurity, privilege refers to how much authority is given to an individual account on a system. In a PAM system, how much privilege an individual has correlates to how much access they have to private data within an organization. It is through PAM that organizations can monitor, control, and define where their data is going on their network. This can help tremendously in reducing your organizations attack surface through software and processes that define where your private data is going.

How Can PAM Protect Me?

Privileged Access Management can help secure your business in a number of different ways. Firstly, PAM can reduce your attack surface through limiting who has access to critical data. This way if an individual is compromised it doesn’t mean that they have stolen your organizations entire system. PAM can also help in monitoring suspicious activity. It is much easier to watch and keep track of the privacy of your data when only a select few people have access to it. PAM also allows your organization to comply with regulations and compliance standards and make sure that your data is centralized. It is through Privileged Access Management that your business can be better secured against malicious actors.

How Does PAM Work?

PAM works through the use of people and technology to create a secure environment for your personal data. One of the first steps to privilege management is determining which accounts require privilege on your system. For instance, the amount of privilege needed on your system will differ between an IT worker and a salesperson. Another aspect of a PAM system is implementing policies and procedures for each account. Example of these procedures would include MFA, resetting your password every 30 days, logging sessions, etc. Through the use of automation a lot of these processes can be handled effortlessly by technology thus reducing the risk of human error. The great thing about PAM is that some of the most simple and practical steps can go a long way in securing your business.

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