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The importance of protecting your company’s User Identities

With the increase in phishing attacks all over the world due to the outbreak of COVID-19, companies are reassessing the efficiency of their information security systems, since the home office opens loopholes for a company’s security and such type of malware.

One of the first steps for you to ensure your company is secure is by protecting user identities so that in the event of a cyberattack on your corporation, the databases containing personal, sensitive, and financial information are protected by a PAM solution.

In addition to preventing leaks of personal data, privacy abuse, loss of reputation, and financial disasters, your company complies with data protection laws, such as the LGPD (General Data Protection Law) and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Even though it is a fundamental practice for information security, many companies ignore good practices for PAM and do not protect user identities as they should, opening loopholes for information security.

The importance of protecting your user identities

From the use of a PAM solution, all the company’s critical data is protected, since the access to this data needs one of the privileged credentials, also known as user identities.

The only people who must use these identities are those who need to access the environments to perform their tasks, so the number of people with this type of access is limited.

There are reports of hackers being able to steal these user identities through malware, such as phishing.

Typically, the goal of this type of attack is to target someone at the top of a company, such as directors and coordinators, and collect sensitive information from the corporation, such as the high-privilege credential of these people. 

According to Gartner, 95% of these attacks happen via email, which makes it difficult to detect their installation on a machine or network infrastructure, leaving the entire corporation vulnerable.

How to protect your user identities

Some practices are critical to maintaining the security of corporate user identities, such as managing privileged credentials.

Discovering compromised identities quickly is not an easy task, but using a complete PAM solution that detects suspicious actions within the privileged session quickly is the best way to keep your company secure.

Besides recording all actions taken, your PAM solution must notify you in real-time when any suspicious activity occurs, so that the person responsible for managing this can take appropriate measures, allowing a quick response to incidents and reducing operational costs.

In addition, it is important to check the expiration of the digital certificates of your company’s access environments. Being unaware of the expiration of a certification opens many security holes in a company.

The senhasegura solution ensures these and other measures to protect user identities, eliminating every security hole in your company when it comes to PAM.

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About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. The company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

About Senhasegura
Senhasegura strive to ensure the sovereignty of companies over actions and privileged information. To this end, we work against data theft through traceability of administrator actions on networks, servers, databases and a multitude of devices. In addition, we pursue compliance with auditing requirements and the most demanding standards, including PCI DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley, ISO 27001 and HIPAA.