Why Your Organization Should Treat Every Account as Privileged

From Identity Automation

There have been a slew of major data breaches in recent years. The number of records exposed in data breaches last year alone reached 174.4 million—close to five times the 36.6 million records exposed in 2016.1 Every time you turn around, another organization is in the headlines for having millions of records compromised. Look no further than the recent Equifax breach in which sensitive information on more than 140 million individuals was stolen.

This trend is expected to continue, with data breaches and other cybercrime costing the world $6 trillion per year by 2021, up from $3 trillion annually in 2015.

In the vast majority of data breaches, stolen credentials for privileged accounts are the prime target for hackers. In fact, Forrester estimates that 80 percent of security breaches involve privileged accounts.

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