What you need to do for an effective privileged access management
Managing privileged access to a corporation has become an obligation almost everywhere in the world. Laws such as the LGPD (General Data Protection Law) and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) oblige companies to maintain the integrity and security of the data providers’ personal information.
Also, companies operating in countries that do not have data protection laws yet are subject to great pressure from the market to adopt certifications that guarantee the integrity and security of personal data, such as ISO 27001, NIST’s Cyber Security Framework, and PCI DSS.
One way that companies have found to comply with these standards is by adopting an efficient privileged access management solution, but when implementing this type of solution, companies face a great difficulty in integrating the 3 phases of privileged access management to cover the complete cycle of these accesses.
To help you in this task, we have separated the 3 fundamental phases for you to see if your privileged access management solution performs accesses in a broad and efficient way. Check them out:
In order to have a broad and efficient privileged access management, it is necessary to pay special attention to the initial phase of managing privileged credentials.
This phase is responsible for provisioning and guaranteeing access to certified machines and privileged credentials through digital certificates, passwords, SSH keys. Therefore, it is really important.
This is the part where privileged access management actually takes place, making it possible to track all user activities in the privileged session in real time, monitor, and analyze suspicious behaviors from users and machines, etc.
Having a solution that can define and limit the tasks that a privileged session will be allowed to perform is essential for your company’s information security to succeed.
After performing the two previous phases, it is important that your privileged access management solution records every action taken in the privileged session. Through this audit, your company ensures that, during the sessions, there are no security breaches, can record all actions performed by users and machines, and allow viewing the privileged session recording.
Points that require attention
There is a great difficulty for companies to implement this type of technology, since most suppliers do not offer an integrated support, in which the 3 phases of the management of privileged credentials are interconnected, and that makes the companies end up opting for hiring more than one solution, so that each one performs a different part of the task.
Unlike other solutions, senhasegura offers the market an integrated solution, through which it performs the 3 phases effectively in just one environment, facilitating the management of privileged credentials and keeping your company secure, free from fines and leaks of sensitive data.
Click here and see in detail how the 3 phases of senhasegura’s privileged access management work.