Executives are surprised to learn that many organizations have more privileged account logins and passwords then individual / employee logins. Privileged accounts come in many different forms from admin, domain, emergency, service, to application. Often these account logins and passwords are known and shared across teams or team members.
If a privileged account is compromised, the risk can be significantly greater as the hacker now has access to a higher level of system features and sensitive information. Not only can hackers move around your network, applications, and equipment, they can add, update, or delete settings and users, as well as create persistent backdoors into the network.
Privileged access management solutions, such as our Imprivata's Privileged Access Management solution, are available and help organizations better control and monitor privileged access to anything within the network.