Centrify Mid-Year Data Breach Report: Credential Abuse, a Top Threat of Cyber Attacks

It’s hard to believe that we’re already more than halfway through 2019. Or as I like to put it, I’ve already wasted one month of summer without getting outside enough. Well, one of the reasons why is because here at Centrify we’ve been laser focused on stopping the leading cause of data breaches – privileged access abuse. We recently looked back at the first half of the year and reviewed the top breaches of 2019. It was no surprise to us that the top cyber breaches in the first half of year were related to credential abuse. The breach analysis…

52% of Companies Don’t have a Password Vault for Privileged Access – Here’s Your Chance!

Over the first half of 2019, Centrify issued two research reports about the adoption of Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions and the maturity of organizations on the path to Zero Trust Privilege. The first report, “Privileged Access Management in the Modern Threatscape” published in February 2019, surveyed 1,000 IT decision makers in the U.S. and U.K. The main takeaway from that report is that 74% of respondents whose organization had been breached acknowledged it involved access to a privileged account. This was important because it validated Forrester’s long-held estimate that 80% of breaches involve privileged access abuse. The second report,…