Every year we are told that the cyber threat landscape is rapidly evolving and that attackers are adapting faster than we can deploy security solutions. Organizations must defend against an ever-expanding attack surface made even more complex with digital business transformation, bring-your-own-everything, and the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution.
Compartmentalized approaches to security in which a different set of controls are applied to the data center — desktops, mobile and public cloud — are proving less effective as critical work occurs and data resides across all media. As such, many enterprise security programs focus on not just deploying more security, but also building cyber resilience.
Cyber resilience is the ability to withstand or quickly recover from a cyber attack. Even if an attacker obtained unauthorized access, the activity would be detected, responded to, and business disruption would be minimized. The challenge is that achieving cyber resilience can be a long journey. There is, however, one key control that can be implemented quickly and is a vital component of withstanding an attack: privileged access management (PAM).