CyberArk has launched a new industry initiative and report to mine cyber security insight and peer-to-peer guidance from a panel of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) from Global 1000 enterprises. The CISO View industry initiative is based on independent research, sponsored by CyberArk.
One of the goals of the CISO View industry initiative is to provide a forum for the CISO community to share best practices and tangible guidance for building effective cyber security programs.
In the report, the CISO panelists focus on concerns about the potential for compromised privileged credentials, which are the common denominator in nearly all cyber attacks. According to the report, the rise in awareness about advanced threats is prompting many organisations to proactively shore up privileged access controls in order to help mitigate risks.
“If you don’t have good practices in privileged account management, you’re making it very easy for adversaries to traverse your whole network,” said Jim Connelly, VP and CISO, Lockheed Martin. “If they (attackers) get a hold of an over-privileged account, they’ll run through the environment like a brushfire.”
“We believe the CISO View is an important industry initiative to help organisations that are trying to make informed, pragmatic decisions as they work to improve privileged access controls,” said John Worrall, Chief Marketing Officer, CyberArk.
“Peer advice can be an invaluable resource to CISOs as they work to get ahead of the ever-changing cyber threats facing their organisations. We are grateful to the members of the panel for helping the larger community address business-critical security issues.”