When it comes to privileged accounts, an organization can never completely expect to automate all processes, and it is necessary to implement rigorous password and key management. Automated one time passwords, including automated splitting of passwords to provide “four eyes” access controls is simply no longer an option. It is a must have in any large organization that deals with sensitive data.
Today we face unprecedented attacks on a scale never imagined five years ago. According to Mike Rogers of the US Federal Government’s House Intelligence Committee, “They’re taking blueprints back, not just military documents, but civilian innovation that companies are gonna use to create production lines to build things. They’re stealing that, repurposing it back in nations like China, and competing in the international market.”
We are not one global happy family befriending all and sundry on Facebook and Twitter. We are targets in a war between powerful and aspiring empires, both in the commercial and international sphere. We have enemies who are ingenious and are determined to win, and we must learn as quickly as possible how to protect and defend what we have worked so hard to create.
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