Five Tips to Secure Privileged and Shared Accounts - Slide 5

Email     |     Share  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Next Five Tips to Secure Privileged and Shared Accounts-5 Next

To facilitate regulatory compliance, it is also important to tie shared account usage to the user within the organization’s identity management system so that the actual user of a shared password is known at all times.

Failing to manage shared passwords adequately can expose organizations to serious vulnerabilities, particularly in the case of privileged accounts where a disgruntled employee could potentially have the power to hold an entire network hostage.

Keeping track of privileged user and shared access accounts is also important for accountability. Unfortunately, however, many organizations simply don't know for sure who has access to shared passwords. Far too often, the entire IT department knows the details of what is supposed to be a limited-access password.

All kinds of employees, from office administrators and temporary workers to nurses and civil servants require access to shared account logons for enterprise applications and systems for all kinds of reasons. IT managers, therefore, need to strike a balance between providing the flexibility required to meet end users’ needs and ensuring security and compliance with corporate policy and the latest industry regulations and legislation.

Use these tips to close the security gaps associated with shared password management as well as introduce a cost-efficient way for your organizations to comply with data protection and PCI DSS regulations that prohibit the sharing of accounts between users.

More Slideshows:

8 Essential Layers of Security for Every PC PC security starts at the edge of the network, and has to cover every entry point -- including the browser.

5 Password Rules Every User Should Follow Proper training for small and medium-sized businesses is critical, and this is especially true when it comes to proper security practices.

Symantec Hosted Services' Top 5 Security Threats Make sure you are prepared for these major security threats facing companies today.


Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

More Slideshows

Social14-190x128.jpg 10 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Security Policy and Posture

When phone calls, video conference information, pictures, chat logs, etc. are all stored in a central location via social media, a potential hacker has access to just about everything, quickly and easily. ...  More >>

Security120-290x195 5 DDoS Myths Debunked

Unearth the real story behind five commonly held myths about distributed denial-of-service attacks. ...  More >>

Security119-190x128 8 Tips for Ensuring Employee Security Compliance

IT security ultimately depends on making sure employees use the appropriate tools and comply with policies designed to protect them and their data/applications. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.