The combination of valuable data, human vulnerabilities, evolving attack techniques and the expanding digital landscape have contributed to the rise of identity-based cyberattacks. The pot has been brewing for at least a decade. Look at Yahoo in 2013, experiencing a data breach that impacted 3 billion accounts. In 2021, T-Mobile experienced a data breach that impacted over 50 million customers. And SolarWinds cannot be forgotten, either.
Organizations need to implement robust security measures, such as strong authentication, monitoring and detection, and incident response planning, to protect credentials and mitigate the risks associated with these attacks.
By adopting these measures, organizations enhance their security posture and mitigate the risks associated with identity-based cyberattacks. Protecting human and machine credentials is a fundamental aspect of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy, allowing organizations to safeguard critical data, systems and assets against unauthorized access and potential harm.
Still, there isn’t that “best-in-class" identity security solution. To take a step forward in achieving that, provider of global communications and security services BT and CyberArk launched BT’s global Privileged Identity Security managed service.
CyberArk provides comprehensive security offerings for any identity – human or machine – across business applications, distributed workforces, hybrid cloud workloads and throughout the DevOps lifecycle. The new service, Managed Identity Privileged Access Management, is built exclusively on the CyberArk Identity Security Platform and delivers scalable and effective cybersecurity risk reduction to BT customers.
“The CyberArk Identity Security Platform, coupled with our managed service, will help simplify the monitoring and control of privileged access for our customers’ on-premises, cloud and hybrid infrastructures,” said Natalie Walker, Director, BT Security Portfolio.
The introduction of the SaaS-based cybersecurity solution aims to address the issue of securing the business and its critical assets. This solution applies intelligent privilege controls to all identities, including human and machine, and provides continuous threat detection and prevention throughout the identity lifecycle.
By leveraging CyberArk, organizations achieve zero trust and least privilege principles, gaining comprehensive visibility and enabling secure access to resources from any location.
“Partnering with managed service provider partners like BT is critical to extending the reach of CyberArk’s Identity Security offerings and helps meet growing demand from customers that need help with addressing the cyber skills gap,” said Chris Moore, Senior Vice President, Global Channels, CyberArk. “This launch extends CyberArk’s proactive identity-centric approach to mitigating cyber risk across BT’s global customer base.”
Managed Identity Privileged Access Management – CyberArk is available in the U.K., Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, the U.S. and Canada.
Edited by Alex Passett