Hackers try to take over admin accounts. But often they can’t obtain the admin accounts or are blocked by segmentation or 2FA. Thus they resort to privilege escalation. And that’s where PAM, Privilege Access Management comes in – monitoring the membership to these groups. But many enterprises shy away from a full PAM solution because of cost of complexity – that’s why it’s time to reimagine PAM with YouAttest Identity Triggers.
The world has changed drastically in the last year for every industry. However, this is especially true for the IT community and their fight for system security. When more workers began working from home, the need to secure any cloud-based software or application rose, especially as people continue working from home in the future. So, how do we help secure our systems and confidential information from cyber-attacks in a cloud-based system? A great tool is Privileged Access Management or PAM.
What is PAM ? | Reimagine PAM with YouAttest Identity Triggers
We have talked about privileged access management before but as a refresher, PAM is a security system set in place in your IT environment to limit general access to confidential information and systems that should only be accessible by administrators or those with the need to access it.
In any business, it is important to make sure that users in a group only have access to what their group needs to serve their function, especially if your company is attempting to get security certifications like SOC 2 or ISO 27001. If you define your groups well and audit your user groups with periodic access reviews to make sure your groups are not gaining more access to your systems than they should, PAM is working for you.
But, one way to enhance your system’s privileged access management is with YouAttest and identity triggers. An identity trigger can be set up through the Event Triggers menu for many different scenarios. YouAttest covers a total of nine events and 40 triggers within those events.
Let us say that you want to track a particular group in your organization. You want to create a log of any changes in an administrator group. With identity triggers, through the YouAttest 2.0 system, you can set a trigger specifically for that administrator group. First, you can set one condition which tracks the addition of any user to this group, and then you can set another condition that tracks any user being removed from this group.
When you create this trigger, these changes do not automatically happen, they need to be approved first. While creating a trigger, you assign that trigger to an administrator who will be in charge of monitoring the changes. But, because of the YouAttest system, these changes can be monitored in real-time.
You can track, with this trigger, if someone was added or if someone was removed from this group, and the person designated to monitor this trigger will receive an automated alert of the change, which they can approve or deny depending on the legitimacy of the change. These triggers are then logged in real-time, which can be immensely useful for an audit in the future.
That is just one example of conditions that can be set. This new addition to the YouAttest system allows you to be proactive in your fight against privilege creep, and keep your privileged access management strong. As the requirements for cybersecurity continue to evolve, it is a relief to know that you are doing everything you can to keep your system safe, and YouAttest can help you do that.
YouAttest is the only cloud-based IGA platform that deploys in minutes via application SSO to platforms like Okta. YouAttest demonstrated how YouAttest can help identify PAM attacks in its Special Webinar on securing SSO and SAML.
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