We deploy dedicated and fully committed security solutions to protect, mitigate and safe-guard your business.
Our enterprise security tools and other state-of-the-art cybersecurity solutions are proactively built to safeguard IT assets of businesses and respond against cyber-attacks, comply with regulatory and compliance frameworks. In addition, Technosprout’s enterprise security services include governance & risk assessments, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Cyber Incident Response, and managed cybersecurity services.
Deployment of Privileged Identity Management
1. Selecting the right solution. It is a critical step in the enterprise-solution deployment process that enterprises frequently fail to consider. They often just pick the least expensive solution that usually solves a single challenge rather than looking at their threats and vulnerabilities as a whole.
It is important to consider several factors before deploying your identity security solution. These include:
- Your business industry.
- The compliance regulations connected to your business.
- The size of your business (endpoints, users, third-parties, etc.).
- Your distinct IT infrastructure (hybrid, cloud, etc.) and it’s potential for scaling.
- The current power and privileges of your superusers.
2. Calculate your risk. Before you deploy PAM, you need to understand where you are most at risk.
- What critical systems require sophisticated privileged authentication?
- What databases need security as per your compliance mandates,
- What databases in your network contain classified information?
- What privileged access vulnerabilities does your threat intelligence suggest you must prioritize?
- The number of privileged users in your network.
3. Prepare for scaling. You should consider “staying agile”. When deploying your PAM solution, you need to prepare for changes in your IT infrastructure.
Your PAM solution should ensure that only authorized users can see sensitive data, regardless of its network location. This means enforcing privilege security on your 3rd party contractors.
You need to adapt to other changes, such as role changes among your employees which require you to change the privileges for each employee as they take on new roles.
PAM can integrate with identity governance and administration (IGA) that can facilitate your PAM solutions valuable insights about employee activity. Also, you can integrate it with SIEM (Software Information and Event Management) and threat intelligence to provide a track record of activities within your IT environment.
4. Deploy key PAM capabilities. You must factor in the following things in particular to deploy privileged access management.
- Vault password: This vault functions as safe for passwords and other identity information. They help improve password rotation and keep them unique and fresh which makes it difficult for hackers to crack.
- Multi-Factor authentication: Even a password vault can’t provide the level of security necessary in today’s times. Your enterprise needs to include other barriers at the log in such as biometric authentication, time of access monitoring, and hard tokens. Moreover, multi-factor authentication can operate on a continual basis rather than just at the login stage which ensures that the insider threats can’t circumvent your security after the initial authentication.
- Session management: Next-generation privileged session management should enable you to observe the date, time, and location of each session.
- Back up, recovery, and failover testing: The Privileged Identity database must be part of the normal backup regiment. The backup of the program database and the encryption key is all that is required for Privileged Identity to be restored to any system. Without both of these items, it will not be possible to gain access to the random passwords stored in the database.
At Technosprout, we see to it that our clients get the required support right from assessment to deployment. We provide the necessary training to our clients and then handover it to them. For us, it has always been ‘lookout’ and never a ‘lockout’.
Deployment of Cloud Security
Securing your cloud needs you to understand the layers that make up the components of your cloud stack. Different layers like identity, service, compute, application, and storage each represent a piece of the cloud that has to be secured against potential threats.
Following are the ways in which you can deploy cloud security:
- Secure storage: If attackers get to your cloud storage they can literally modify or delete your data. You need to focus on the following things:
- Manage data access.
- Classify data to understand what type of data and where it’s stored.
- Encrypt data in transition or at rest.
- Do not allow delete rights.
- Continuously check for misconfigurations and anomalies.
- Secure the compute layer: Your organization should take steps for securing the compute layer to keep bad actors from using their computing power to further spread malware across the business. You need to do the following things:
- Enable secure login.
- Harden the operating system and stay up to date on service packs and patch updates.
- Implement inbound and outbound firewall rules.
- Build images and templates from scratch or else use from very trusted sources like AWS or Azure or GCP.
- Secure your cloud services: Use source control to secure versions, access to builds, and deployment instances which will reduce the surface area of your code and limit the potential for attacks across your entire network.
- Secure Identity: Identity and access management (IAM) security ensure that all the identities (humans and machines) have the right access privileges for their job. You need to do the following things:
- Grant least privilege.
- Implement multi-factor authentication everywhere.
- Disable inactive accounts.
- Adopt CIEM.
- Adopt zero-trust approach.
At Technosprout, we help our clients deploy cloud security as mentioned in the points above.