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Mitigating Risks of Root Access for Superusers

Mitigating Risks of Root Access for Superusers

Depending on the nature of their work, IT superusers have or need root access to be efficient and productive. Creating a team of superusers makes sense, especially for large organizations, with thousands of servers under management. With a well-managed sysadmin team, their work can be streamlined, and mistakes can be reduced when the team shares the same root accounts on all servers.

Reality Check: How Adversaries Use Unsecured Passwords to Crack into Enterprise Systems

Reality Check: How Adversaries Use Unsecured Passwords to Crack into Enterprise Systems

Weak passwords have long been the Achilles heel of IT teams, and despite all the best intentions, corporate policies, education, and workarounds, passwords aren’t going away any time soon. There is some buzz around password-less access, but there are good arguments to suggest that passwords should play a fundamental role in authenticating access.

Decentralized PAM Advantages and Challenges: Keeping Organizations Secure from Edge to Cloud

Decentralized PAM Advantages and Challenges: Keeping Organizations Secure from Edge to Cloud

The debate on centralized vs. decentralized IT has been going on for decades, and there are solid arguments for both choices. The rise of the cloud changed everything, and today “shadow IT” continues to challenge CIOs and CISOs who are charged with protecting the assets of their organizations while also not restricting the number of productivity tools available which employees and contractors continue to find and use rather than using “official” applications.

As Use of Telehealth Contact Centers Grows, Privacy must be Ensured

As Use of Telehealth Contact Centers Grows, Privacy must be Ensured

When the COVID-10 pandemic began, no industry in the world was put under more stress than the medical industry. With cases climbing, and more people constantly wanting information on what to do, the medical industry turned to technology to meet the demand.

Next Level Risk With The Rapid Growth of AI Calls for Next Level PAM

Next Level Risk With The Rapid Growth of AI Calls for Next Level PAM

It is one thing when enterprises use automation, including AI, to improve the efficiency of their ERP, HR, accounting, and other systems, and of course, any enterprise system which collects, stores, and uses data should be fully protected, including a solid Privileged Access Management (PAM) solution as a core part of their IT architecture.