- Accounts that have privileged access are a problem when it comes to data breaches, so securing them effectively is essential.
- But things are complicated by the fact that where privileged access was once designated only for system administrators it has now been expanded to HR, finance, legal and many more parts of the organization, as well as to non-human users like machines and applications.
- The recent cyber attack on Twitter provides a good example of why attackers covet privileged access. It was reported that more than 1,000 Twitter employees had privileged access to the admin tool that was used to, ‘change user account settings and hand control over to others.’
– Ian Barker | September 22, 2020