These days, when it comes to stealing your data, cyber-criminals aren’t worried about bypassing your perimeter security and firewalls because they’ve found another way in, using rather simple tactics.
Bad actors are using social engineering as their tool of choice to obtain privileged user credentials. According to Forrester, 80% of security breaches involve privileged credentials, and while they are the ones who need it the most, privileged users are seldom audited at the depth that would allow employers to become suspicious of their activity. This leaves intruders using these accounts free to pilfer organizations information and resources. Consequently, companies are adopting the technology to monitor behavior and secure their sensitive data.