Privileged Access Management (PAM) from LTS Secure

Know Privileged Access Management

Privileged Access Management (PAM) is a security measure that enables organizations to control and monitor privileged user activity, such as access to critical business systems and what they can do after logging in. Most organizations organize their systems into tiers based on the severity of the consequences of system compromise or misuse. Privileged accounts, such as domain administrators and network device accounts, provide administrative access to higher systems based on higher privilege levels. PAM solutions help administrators monitor access to critical corporate resources and secure these top systems. This additional layer of security protects critical business systems and facilitates better governance and compliance with data regulations.

What is a Privilege, and How Does it Occur?

In the context of information technology, privilege can be defined as rights held by a particular account or process within a computer system or network. Privileges provide permission to override or bypass certain security restrictions and include permission to perform actions such as shutting down systems, loading device drivers, configuring networks or systems, and provisioning and configuring accounts and cloud instances there is.

A privilege is a special right or advantage. While they serve important operational purposes, the abuse or potential abuse of privileges by insiders and external attackers poses significant security risks to organizations—privileged user monitoring is the method of managing privileged accounts with permanent access to critical assets.


Application User Monitoring

Custom & commercial Apps:

External Vendor Monitoring

Service Providers & contractors

Privileged User Monitoring

Critical Systems, Files & Data:

  • Healthcare (PHI) Data
  • Customer Data
  • Employee Data
  • Company Financial Data
  • Intellectual Property
  • Sales & marketing data

What is a Privileged User?

A user granted elevated access to some or all of an IT infrastructure network (such as by possessing one or more privileged accounts) is called a “privileged user.” Commonly known privileged users include his IT staff, such as system administrators, network architects, database administrators, business application administrators, DevOps engineers, and other IT leaders. AI and ML-based SIEM track past incidents and monitor your infrastructure by lessening the lead time required to identify and react to any capable network threats and vulnerabilities, helping to strengthen the security posture as companies scale. Other IT users include standard users and power users. Standard users are regular users with unprivileged accounts who routinely access business applications to perform their daily tasks. Standard users typically do not have access to sensitive information systems.

Power User

Power users have some additional permissions compared to standard users. A typical example is her IT staff at the company's end, who help manage her users' workstations. Such a user can be called a power user, who receives minor account access to her boost, which grants her certain privileges such as remote access to her local workstation or databases.

Privileged Users

These are the most critical users. Privileged users are usually limited in number. These pose the most significant risk to your IT environment and require 24/7 monitoring. Privileged Access Management is giving selected users the least privileged access they need and justifying their work by securely sharing specific privileged accounts with them. This includes monitoring to ensure privileged users are not abusing their access rights. This requires regular review of assigned permissions and revocation of excessive permissions when a user's role within the organization changes.

Why is Privileged Access Management (PAM) Important to Your Business?

Privileged access and improper management of user accounts can expose your organization to the following threats:

Hackers exploit unsuspecting employees:

Privileged user accounts are popular with attackers who want full access to sensitive data servers without suspicion. Hackers typically manipulate a gullible valued user (using phishing, fake websites, and other tactics) to allow the attacker to bypass the company’s security and gain access to his network. Reveal information that enables, once inside, hackers to quickly seek out unmanaged privileged credentials and elevate themselves to domain administrator status, granting them unrestricted access to sensitive information systems. The best way to combat this threat is to completely lock down all privileged credentials in a central encrypted vault, enforce role-based controls, require multi-factor authentication for vault access, and log incoming requests.

Malicious Insider Abuse of Privilege

Your biggest threat may be someone close to your home. Similarly, insider privilege abuse is a rapidly growing problem in organizations of all sizes.

Dangerous Practices of Careless Employees

Careless employees are a threat that is difficult to manage without proper privileged access controls. These are users who need help understanding the importance of cyber security. They recklessly leave sensitive user credentials for hackers to find or share access privileges with unauthorized employees.

Abuse of Rights by Remote Vendors and Former Employees

Remote vendors form an extended business network for an organization. This typically includes contractors, consultants, partners, third-party maintenance teams, and service providers who require privileged access to internal infrastructure for various business needs.

Why choose LTS Secure

There are many vital reasons why cybersecurity is essential for businesses of every size. As advanced technology increases, companies and users become more vulnerable to cybercrimes such as hacking, phishing, or fraudulent activity. A leading cybersecurity enterprise like us provides advanced cybersecurity solutions that can safely allow operations such as financial transactions and website browsing to perform any other functions. It also helps businesses increase productivity and employee security and maintain their corporate reputation.
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