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Top Ten Essentials for Privileged Account Management
Properly defining, controlling and monitoring administrative privileges in IT systems continue to be significant challenges for organizations of all sizes. And while in the past, controlling privileged accounts made good business sense, today, it is mandated by regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Section 404, the Federal and North American Energy Regulations Commission (FERC/NERC), HIPAA 2, and even state level regulations such as the California Information Practice Act and the Massachusetts privacy law 201CMR17. In addition to the increased potential for failing IT security audits, sharing root and other privileged accounts can lead to a significant increase in the risk of fraudulent activities by employees, an even bigger threat to corporate value.