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Check Your Privileged Users

Anne Bisagno

34 SECOND READ

One of the biggest security risks companies run is giving users access to more applications and data than they need to do their jobs. Fortunately, it's not hard to mitigate that risk. Privilege management software vendor BeyondTrust offers these suggestions:

 

1.  Implement least privilege policies 

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Use vulnerability assessment to manage risk and gain visibility into your organization's privileged accounts (i.e. those that need the most access) 
3. Develop a centralized password management policy 
4. Bolster monitoring of privileged access 
5. Conduct thorough background checks on those who receive privileged access accounts 
6. Modernize your organization's privileged user training programs 
7. Assign the responsibility for privileged user certification to business units 
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Read this recent article about bulletproofing privilege management for more details. Then contact Xantrion for help putting its suggestions into practice!

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