“Despite serious security risks and the potential for regulatory compliance failures, many organizations in the financial services industry are still unaware of vulnerabilities posed by privileged accounts,” Richardson said. “Often, these organizations cannot identify or control who has access to critical IT resources in their networks, or audit what changes are made, when and by whom. However, as my presentation will detail, there are solutions available today that can rectify this situation.”
During this presentation Richardson will outline:
- Why privileged accounts are not protected by conventional identity and access management products;
- How unsecured privileged accounts can lead to potential security holes in servers, network appliances, web services, line-of-business applications, and other critical IT assets;
- The unintended ways that access to sensitive data can spread within an organization over time;
- Steps that real-world IT professionals in the financial industry have taken to mitigate the risks of unsecured privileged identities - including identifying at-risk IT assets, strengthening privileged password security, and controlling and monitoring access to private data.