“With great power comes great responsibility” are fictional character Ben Parker’s last words to his nephew, the soon to be famous Peter Parker, more widely known as your friendly neighborhood Spiderman. While we’re certain Uncle Ben’s character had little knowledge of today’s digital world, his words remain true for its technology enterprises. As they make our day-to-day life easier with their technology, our comfort and convenience come with a serious responsibility: the huge amount of personal data stored by the enterprises we interact with, unprotected and vulnerable to malicious acts.
A lot has been written about Privileged Access Management (PAM) and for good reason. The number of individuals required to run a modern network – or networks in the context of our multi-network, multi-cloud world – continues to grow.
Given the dramatic growth of networks, applications and the equipment powering those applications, the complexity of managing access to service provider and enterprise networks is, in parallel, growing exponentially.
The hot news lately has been about the compromise of networks by outside intruders. The facts show that internal breaches, whether intentional or accidental, done innocently or with malicious intent, comprise nearly half of all hacks. Here are a few statistics: