Tech Brief

Privileged Accounts and Passwords: Risk Management in the Defense Community

Even with multi-factor authentication becoming more and more the norm in the defense community, managing accounts with elevated privileges continues to be a challenge. Application service accounts and administrative accounts can be used to make siginifcant changes to IT infrastructure -- and since they are often common accounts used by multiple individuals, controlling and monitoring their usage can be time-consuming and problematic at best. This technical brief, "Managing the Risk of Privileged Accounts and Privileged Passwords in Defense Organizations", shows how Dell Software solutions can be used to mitigate risk by reducing resource requirements and implementing tighter, more auditable controls on privileged accounts, passwords, and sessions.