Bank Info Security – 1/25/17
[Ed. note: Article features video interview with Steve McCullar, Advisor, Presales, at CA Technologies]
Targeted breaches are increasing and they share a common thread- a kill chain that exploits privileged users and their credentials to gain access to sensitive systems. Steve McCullar of CA Technologies discusses how privileged access management can break that kill chain.
McCullar, an Advisor for CA Technologies Privileged Access Management solutions, says nearly 6 trillion records have been compromised by breaches since 2013, and if you look closely at the incidents - the evidence of his theory emerges.
"Privilege escalation is always on the kill chain, but it's not always the headliner," McCullar says. "You hear about a breach and you often hear 'Oh, it was a piece of malware.' But if you look at the analysis you'll find that, yes, that's how they got a low level person. But it was the step up to a high level of privilege that actually allowed them to bypass your security controls and take over your environment."