‘Lockdown’ the vulnerabilities during this Pandemic: Secure Privilege on the Endpoint

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Amidst talk of global lockdowns and economic crashes, though, one of the major impacts of the virus has gone slightly overlooked. With millions of workers worldwide now being forced to work from home, they are more exposed than ever to network security risks. During the current crisis, many have been forced to immediately transition to decentralized networks and working practices. The security challenges of decentralized organizations are no longer a niche subject, and new threats are also emerging as a direct consequence of Coronavirus.

Information security professionals recognize that cyber attackers almost always look to exploit endpoint vulnerabilities, and many have taken steps to secure privilege on the endpoint as a fundamental part of their security program. For many organizations, privileged account security efforts revolve around privilege delegation. But by design, privilege delegation is often an all-or-nothing decision – meaning that users within organizations typically either have full “Administrator” rights or no administrative rights at all. As a result, business users and IT administrators often end up with far more privileges than needed, creating a large and frequently exploited attack surface. The trouble is, in the process of removing administrator privileges to reduce risks, organizations are likely to face a number of challenges.

To achieve this balance of security and usability, organizations should consider adopting integrated privilege management and application control solution that includes the ability to:-

The CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager is part of the CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution, a complete solution designed to proactively protect against advanced attacks that exploit administrative privileges to gain access to the heart of the enterprise, steal sensitive data, and damage critical systems. The solution helps organizations reduce the attack surface by eliminating unnecessary local administrator privileges, preventing the progression of malware-based attacks, and strengthening the security of privileged accounts.
The CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution proactively protects, isolates, controls, and continuously monitors privileged accounts on endpoints, servers, physical and virtual machines, databases, applications, hypervisors, network devices, security appliances, and more. Reduce configuration drift on endpoints with minimal end-user impact. Enables defenders to quickly detect and proactively shut down in-progress attacks by placing deception components in the attack path. Products in the solution can be managed independently or combined for a cohesive and comprehensive privileged account security solution.

Technosprout, being a focused CyberArk, Palo Alto & RSA partner has developed deep expertise in deploying and managing environments for PIM/PAM framework, End-point security, Cloud security, MFA, SDWAN, SASE & Network security. Feel free to get in touch with us today for any assessment, architecting, or sustenance for the above-specialized technologies.

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