Why no single technology can deliver least privilege

Restricting permissions on your endpoints is a cyber security no-brainer. Most leaders already know they need to implement some kind of least privilege, giving people the access they need – but not elevated permissions for no reason.

But over 20% of privilege management implementations fail. One in five businesses will invest their time and money resources but still be exposed to insider threats, phishing and more.

Thycotic has just published an in-depth report – The 2020 Global State of Least Privilege Cyber Security. Inside, you’ll see why leaders are taking privilege management seriously, but still not getting the results they need.

Get your free copy now or read on to see one of the most common mistakes that other businesses make.


Least privilege is a process, not a project

In cyber security, there’s a tendency to treat investments in new technology as one-off projects. After decades of buying new firewalls or launching a new antivirus tool, the idea of one-and-done security is deeply embedded.

But privilege management takes a more holistic, all-encompassing approach.

According to Thycotic’s research, businesses with successful privilege management implementations are using a wide range of tactics and technologies. From Privileged Access Management (57%) to application vulnerability tools (31%) and application control (38%), they’re taking a multi-layered approach that blends multiple technologies together.

At the same time, these businesses aren’t deploying a handful of technologies and then calling their projects complete. As ways of working change or new software and services are adopted, they constantly review and refine their implementation.

Successful least privilege is a process, not a single product or project. It’s something that’s there in every IT decision, every new addition to the network and every end-user touchpoint.


Get the facts from Thycotic

Thycotic’s 2020 Global State of Least Privilege report is a complete overview of least privilege in practice, from common pitfalls to the realities of adoption and implementation.

Get your copy now to learn:

  • Why 2 out of 3 IT leaders are making least privilege a priority
  • Where other businesses are focusing their efforts
  • The three key traits of successful privilege management
  • The potential impact of least privilege, from reduced costs to empowered employees

It’s a detailed, practical way to benchmark your endpoint privilege management against the wider industry and start planning for the future.

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