What are Privileged Accounts?
Privileged Accounts typically refer to a type of account with the highest level of access to systems, applications, data, and resources. They can be human-based, such as super users, local administrators, and emergency accounts, or system-based, such as application and service accounts and secure socket shell (SSH) key accounts.
Why are Privileged Accounts important?
Privileged Accounts are critical to enterprises as they have access or permission to highly confidential or sensitive resources, data, and systems. They’re typically used to install hardware, make infrastructure updates, reset passwords, and more. This type of access makes them highly prized by cyber criminals and should be secured at the highest levels.