Privileged Access Management
What is Privileged Access Management (PAM)?
Privileged access is becoming a more common concept as technology advances and the digitization process accelerates. Privileged access, which means access by specific authorized users and applications to computer systems containing critical data, can turn into a major security threat for companies, as can be understood from its definition. Privileged access, which spans a wide range from databases to middleware, from network devices to cloud services, can be easily seized by malicious people and used to harm companies if not effectively controlled. This is where Privileged Access Management (PAM) comes into play.
Organizations use privileged access management (PAM) to protect against threats from credential theft and privilege abuse.
PAM is based on the principle of least privilege, where users receive only the minimum access levels required to perform their job functions. The principle of least privilege is widely accepted as cybersecurity best practice and is a fundamental step in protecting privileged access to high-value data and assets. By enforcing the principle of least privilege, organizations can reduce the attack surface and reduce the risk from malicious insider or external cyberattacks that can lead to costly data breaches.