Many recent high-profile breaches have one thing in common: they were accomplished through the compromise of passwords.

In many cases, end-user passwords are hacked through social engineering, then permissions escalated to gain access to more privileged accounts — the keys to the kingdom. This unauthorised access can easily go undetected for weeks or even months, allowing hackers to see and steal information at their convenience.

This book, from our partners Thycotic, gives IT professionals a practical understanding of privileged account management (PAM). It describes what privileged accounts are, where they reside in an IT environment and how they function. Most importantly, this book explains the risks associated with these accounts and how to best protect them from hacker and malicious insider threats.

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