The Biggest Privileged Account Management (PAM) Challenges that Organizations Face

The Biggest Privileged Account Management (PAM) Challenges that Organizations Face

Privileged account management is a key part of an organizations overall security. These accounts need to access sensitive data and systems, which means that they present significant vulnerabilities that insider threats or outside attackers can take advantage of. There are many challenges involved in managing privileged accounts, simply because there is so much more at stake than regular user accounts. There is a complex balance between security and ease of access, with organizations needing to implement adequate infrastructure and a [...]

Four Best and Efficient Practices for Managing Privileged Accounts

Four Best and Efficient Practices for Managing Privileged Accounts

Large business organization have managed their privileged accounts (administrator accounts), and many others embedded accounts by using only one system to communicate with each other with different level of access (editing, updating, reading etc.), and the required system is achieved from IT infrastructure. A number of practices are available to CTO, CIO, CISO, etc. to defend organizations from cyber-attacks. While this article cannot be completely exhaustive of the subject (entire books would be required), in the following paragraphs, in a not specific order, will be [...]

Effective Strategies to Stop Privilege Creep for Employee Accounts

Effective Strategies to Stop Privilege Creep for Employee Accounts

The vast majority of us have worked in organizations where employee churn, unaccounted for privileges, bloated access rights etc. have been a very real thing that IT and Ops has to deal with. In the case of employees being added to a fast moving Silicon Valley based Unicorn or a slower moving, but massive Fortune 500 enterprise, privilege creep is a very real issue. In this article we will discuss what is privilege creep, why it manifests itself and [...]

Agent Based Privilege Management is Dead

Agent based Privilege Management is dead

There are a significant number of enterprises that are moving to the cloud, private or public. In one way or the other enterprises have either moved away or are moving away from the on premise models of applications and server cluster deployments. Only very few highly regulated legacy applications and servers continue to hold their ground in terms of being not migrate-able. The Onion ID team is at AWS:Reinvent 2016 and Gartner IAM 2016 Summit - Please feel free [...]

25 Must-Read Blogs for CIO’s

CIO stands for many different things. The “I” can stand for Information, Innovation, Integration, Infrastructure, and the title differs from one company to another. Much like the title, the responsibilities vary widely, but they are always several and weighty. The position requires skills and knowledge from different fields, as the CIO sets the technological direction of the company, manages IT projects, supervises team, etc. Blogs written by peers and experts in related fields are a great source of inspiration and [...]

Securing Access to your Cloud Apps

Securing Access to your Cloud Apps

Securing Access to your Cloud Apps should be simple. For pure efficiency SaaS seems to be the universal answer.  It eliminates the expense of power, maintenance, environmental controls, maintaining parallel backup sites, and a massive IT staff. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) strategies have led to disruptive incompatibilities when people are creating files.  A Mac™ user has difficulty sharing documents and files with a Windows™ or BlackBerry™ user, and vice versa.  Access to company data by tablet or phone [...]

Protect your Servers, Applications, Admins & Employees in 60sec

Protect your Servers, Applications, Admins & Employees in 60sec

In just 90sec, we illustrate how Onion ID can help you secure your infrastructure and effectively manage employee access and privileges within your firm. Visit our YouTube channel for more videos around infrastructure access and employee privilege management today! You can also find the full video transcript below. Meet Bruce, an IT manager at Acme Financial Corp. With Onion ID he has full access to the company’s apps and full control over what his employees can see, click, fill out and modify on each [...]

Onion ID to present at HostingCon 2016 the latest Privileged Access Management.

Onion ID, one of the most promising startups in the field of Privileged Access Management, will be presenting at this year's HostingCon Global at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. The conference will be held July 24-27 with the aim to serve the professional interests of the Hosting and Cloud Community. As a company at the forefront of Privileged Access Management, Onion ID provides an end-to-end solution that allows businesses to prevent insider threats, secure servers and 3rd [...]