Whether it’s well-publicized cyber attacks on government organizations or widespread ransomware that threatens to halt business operations, attackers continue to target privileged credentials as a quick and easy means to reach critical assets and steal sensitive data. Based on what we’ve learned from working with organizations that have suffered a major breach, once attackers break into the network – often through targeted phishing and weak passwords – they must find a way to move through the network and escalate privileges to complete their mission.

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