Widespread Mismanagement of Privileged Accounts and Access Revealed in One Identity Global Survey
One Identity, a proven leader in helping organizations get identity and access management (IAM) right, today released new global research that exposes widespread poor practices when it comes to managing privileged accounts. Dimensional Research recently surveyed 913 IT security professionals on challenges, habits and trends related to managing access to corporate data. Among the most eye-opening research findings are that nine in 10 (88 percent) respondents admit to facing challenges when it comes to managing privileged passwords, and one in five (18 percent) still use a paper-based logbook to manage privileged accounts.
These findings are significant considering that privileged accounts grant virtually unlimited access to nearly every component of a company’s IT infrastructure, essentially handing over the keys to a company’s most critical and sensitive systems and data. The survey also exposed three key areas where distressingly inferior practices for privileged account management occur.