How to Bridge Privileged Access Management and Identity Management

February 28, 2024The Hacker NewsZero Trust / Cyber ​​Threat

Privileged Access Management

Traditional perimeter-based security has become expensive and ineffective. As a result, the security of communication between people, systems, and networks is more important than blocking access with firewalls. On top of that, most cybersecurity risks are caused by just a few superusers – usually one in 200 users. There is a company that aims to bridge the gap between traditional PAM and IdM solutions and secure your one in 200 users – SSH Communication Security.

Your Privileged Access Management (PAM) and Identity Management (IdM) must work together to secure the access and identities of your users – regular users and privileged users. But traditional solutions struggle to achieve that.

Privileged Access Management

Let’s take a look at what organizations need to understand about PAM and IdM and how you can connect and future-proof your PAM and IdM.

PIM, PAM, IAM – you need all three

Privileged Identity Management (PIM), Privileged Access Management (PAM), and Identity and Access Management (IAM) – the three are closely connected, and you need all three to effectively manage and secure your digital identity, users and access.

Let’s take a quick look at what PIM, PAM, and IAM are all about:

Not all digital identities are created equal – superusers need super protection

Consider this: Your average user probably needs access to regular office tools, like your CRM or M365. They don’t need access to any of your critical assets.

The identity verification process should correspond to this. A regular user needs to be authenticated using strong authentication methods, for example Microsoft Entra ID, but usually does not need to go beyond that.

These average users make up the majority of your users, up to 99.5% of them.

On the other hand, you have your privileged high-impact users – there are only a small number of them (usually about one in 200 users), but the power and risk they carry is great because they can access your critical data, databases, infrastructure. , and networks.

Similarly, appropriate identity verification procedures must be in place. In the case of your high-impact users, you need access controls that go beyond strong identity-based authentication.

Enter Zero Trust – Borderless, Passwordless, Keyless and Biometric Future

Traditional solutions are not enough to connect your PAM and IdM. They can’t handle the security you need to protect your critical assets. They also cannot provide effective and future-proof security controls for the access and identities of your average users as well as high-impact users.

The future of cybersecurity is borderless, passwordless, keyless, biometricsand Zero Trust.

This means you need a future-proof cybersecurity model that leaves no trusted users, connections, applications, servers, or devices. On top of that, you need an extra layer of security with passwordless, keyless, and biometric authentication.

Learn the importance of implementing the passwordless and keyless approach your cybersecurity from the whitepaper provided by SSH Communications Security.

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