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Why You Need to Audit Privileged Access in Active Directory

If you’re not tracking permissions and the access your privileged users have to servers and data, you could be in danger of being taken advantage of.

A recent report, published in Data Breach Digest by Verizon Enterprise, suggests that nearly 22% of organizations in Administrative support, 23% in Healthcare and Social Assistance and 22% in Public Administration faced data breaches resulting from insider threats and privilege misuse this year.

Now it is true that, for some tasks, employees may need extra privileges granted to them…but do you always remember to roll them back after the task is complete? An employee is unlikely to tell you when they no longer need that privileged access, it’s up to you to keep a close watch.

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