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5 Activities You Should Start Trying this Week with Your PAM Solution

Solutions for privileged access management, or PAM, are essential for protecting confidential data and guaranteeing compliance in any kind of business. But simply putting a PAM solution into place is insufficient. Here are five things you should attempt this week to make the most of it: 

  1. Rotate Privileged Credentials Frequently: Changing privileged credentials frequently is one of the core PAM practices. This reduces the possibility of credentials being hacked or leaked, allowing illegal access. Plan rotation at regular periods and make sure all-important accounts follow this procedure. 
  2. Implement Just-In-Time (JIT) Access into Practice: JIT access gives users higher rights only temporarily and when needed, as opposed to giving them permanent privileged access. This improves overall security posture and narrows the window of opportunity for privileged account misuse. 
  3. Conduct Detailed Activity Audits: Make use of your PAM solution to carry out thorough audits of the actions related to privileged accounts. Monitoring these records on a regular basis aid in spotting unusual activity or any security lapses. For prompt reactions, set up automated notifications for any unusual activity.
  4. Enforce Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): By putting MFA in place, you may improve the security of privileged accounts. This provides an extra degree of security, guaranteeing that unapproved access is stopped even in the event that credentials are stolen. Set up your PAM solution such that every access request needs to provide MFA. 
  5. Update and patch PAM software frequently: Make sure that the most recent patches and upgrades are applied to your PAM system. By using this technique, vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit are reduced. Create a regular maintenance schedule to ensure that updates are applied on time.

By integrating these activities into your routine, you can significantly enhance the effectiveness of your PAM solution, ensuring robust protection for your organization’s most sensitive data and systems.