Hi infosec professionals,
Based on this article, a few days ago "Twilio became aware of unauthorized access to information related to a limited number of Twilio customer accounts through a sophisticated social engineering attack designed to steal employee credentials".
What could be done better to prevent this from happening in the future? Which tools, techniques and solutions could help to a...
IDM Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 10, 2022
In case of sophisticated social engineering attack designed to steal employee credentials there is a need to pay attention regarding education of employee first and if not already in place apply Zero Trust approach by implementing OTP and using it as mandatory for all employees. Any technical solution is not good enough to avoid willing leak of employee credentials by themself.
Hi security professionals,
Can you please clarify the definition of the Zero Trust vs Least Privileged model? How are they different?
In which cases you'd use each of them? Please share an example.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 12, 2022
Least Privilege is about giving the least privilege (role and privilege) as required by the user, while Zero Trust completely eliminates trust at a whole level, whether internal or external.
Zero Trust sample is MFA, where you would need to validate your access credentials (e.g., through biometrics).
Least privilege access is used to provide access needed to perform a role or action, which is good, while Zero trust completely assumes every attempt as a possible compromise and treats it as such.
If something with the least privilege access tries to access any resource in an environment where Zero Trust is implemented, Zero trust will still take precedence.
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Privileged account management can be defined as managing and auditing account and data access by privileged users.
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Zero Trust is a set of techniques to secure end-to-end IT network infrastructure. Given the complexity of today’s networks, Zero Trust security principles continue to evolve and adapt to current demands.
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Network Security Services at ACE Managed Securty Services
Mar 13, 2023
Zero Trust Security is all the rage these days and for good reason. It’s a powerful security framework that organizations can use to protect themselves against cyber threats. While it sounds complicated, at its core there are five simple principles that makeup Zero Trust Security:
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This is something that I have been doing research for some time now, the question came at the right time.
The data that I could frame out is as below. I hope this helps you in some way. I'm also trying to prepare an article on the same topic shortly.
IDAM stands for Identity and Access Management. Think of this as the lifecycle of user accounts and privileges. When a person joins a company they get accounts provisioned to them, group memberships added to those accounts, etc. They may go through a name change, leave of absence, termination and so on. Users need to be authenticated into their applications and once authenticated, they need to be authorized to access certain things. All of these are the responsibility of the IDAM system. IDAM is commonly referred to as simply IAM (Identity and Access Management).
Privileged Identity Management (PIM) and Privileged Access Management (PAM) are very similar. They provide controlled, time based disclosure to privileged and/or very sensitive credentials. PIM is an information security and governance tool to help companies meet compliance regulations and to prevent system and data breaches through the improper use of privileged accounts.
Privileged Access Management (PAM) provides the tools that enable organizations to manage such privileged access and approvals for users - both human and non-human. PAM lets companies minimize their attack surface by granting a certain level of privileged access to a user and no more and only for as long as they need it.
The differences between PAM and PIM are subtle for sure.