Understanding, managing and containing risk has become a critical factor for many organizations as they plot their hybrid architecture strategy. Access by an expanding array of privileged identities
looms large as a risk concern once organizations look beyond tactically using cloud services for cost and agility efficiencies. Existing approaches developed for static infrastructure can address initial risk concerns, but fall short in providing consistent policy enforcement and continuous visibility for
dynamic, distributed infrastructure.
Multiple elements factor into how effectively an enterprise can embrace automation and advance the maturity of their transformation. However, security tools are central to enabling a structured and measured approach to managing critical access risks at each stage of the maturity model journey. With the right privileged access platform and set of tools, enterprises can progressively automate and scale access management to align risk mitigation with business needs.
By acting as a both a bridge between environments and a dynamic enforcement point for granular authorization policies for all privileged actions, privileged access management designed for hybrid cloud architectures and their specific access designs can enable flexibility, limit vendor lock–in and support proactive detection for attacks exploiting privileged credentials. The path toward aligning risk management with cloud transformation depends on governing processes that can rely on access to
all sensitive operations.