BeyondTrust Publishes 2019 Privileged Access Threat Report

· BeyondTrust’s annual Privileged Access Threat Report highlights that greater privileged access visibility and improved integrations are vital to tackling the modern threat landscape

· Insider threats have remained on a level with 2018, but are still high with 70% of respondents in APAC they’ve likely had either a direct or indirect breach due to employee access in the last 12 months

· 90% of respondents with fully integrated PAM tools are confident they can identify specific threats from employees with privileged access

SINGAPORE – June 6, 2019 –BeyondTrust, the worldwide leader in Privileged Access Management, today launched the 2019 Privileged Access Threat Report. In its fourth edition, the global survey explores the visibility, control, and management that IT organisations in APAC, U.S., Europe and the Middle East have over employees, contractors, and third-party vendors with privileged access to their IT networks. According to the report, 64% believe they’ve likely had either a direct or indirect breach due to misused or abused employee access in the last 12 months, and 62% believe they’ve had a breach due to compromised vendor access.

Poor security hygiene by employees continues to be a challenge for most organisations. Writing down passwords, for example, was cited as a problem by 60% of organisations, while colleagues telling each other passwords was also an issue for 58% of organisations in 2019, which is steadily on the rise from 2018’s statistics. The report also highlighted regional differences, with 42% of APAC businesses expressing worries about employees

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