The Common Credentials Dilemma - How to Get a Grip on Password Sprawl for Privileged Accounts
A lot of organizations still have not mitigated one of the most severe IT security risks: Password sprawl for privileged accounts. Privileged accounts are accounts that have elevated privileges. They can be both personal, such as business users with high-level privileges, and shared, such as administrator, dba, or root – not to speak of all the admin accounts of network equipment etc. Unfortunately, a large portion of accounts with highly elevated privileges is shared. To manage these accounts, to avoid password sprawl, and to in consequence mitigate risks, both guidelines and technologies are required.