The Case for PIM/PAM in Today's Infosec

by Barbara Filkins
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute

To see how serious a threat the misuse of privileged credentials represents, look no further than the astonishing scope of the breach discovered in 2015 at the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM). To realize how often similar threats become real, look no further than the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Incident Report (DBIR), which found that privilege misuse was the second-most frequent cause of security incidents and the fourth-most common cause of breaches.