The Privileged Access Blog

The Migus Group’s blog covering identity and access management, PAM, DevSecOps, IT operations and other topics related to enterprise security.

MFA vs. 2FA: What’s the Difference? — August 16, 2022

Because single-factor authentication has proven to be relatively easy to compromise, two-factor authentication (2FA) and multifactor authentication (MFA) have emerged as more secure options. Read on to learn about common authentication types, the differences in MFA vs. 2FA and more

Why Every Leader Should Understand Zero Standing Privilege — August 9, 2022

Zero standing privilege (ZSP) is a security policy that no users should be pre-assigned any administrative account privileges. Instead, with ZSP, users’ privileges are assigned at the moment of the attempt to authenticate — not beforehand and not by default.

Universal 2nd Factor (U2F): The Importance of Security Keys — August 3, 2022

Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) is a physical authentication device that uses encryption and private keys to protect and unlock supported accounts. Read on to understand their significance

5 Best Practices of Open-Source Management — July 19, 2022

Open-source management essentially means keeping the project up to date so that it is compatible with the latest version of the various third-party libraries, frameworks and software that it uses. It’s equally important to be mindful of good, strong security measures.

Authentication vs. Authorization: What’s the Difference? — July 12, 2022

Though used interchangeably (and erroneously), authentication and authorization are separate but related steps in the user access provision process. Read on for a thorough comparison of authentication vs. authorization.

What is Open-Source Software? Here’s Why Your Business Needs It — July 5, 2022

What is open-source software? It offers many advantages to businesses: a quicker pace of innovations, strong support from a large and enthusiastic community, and freedom from vendor lock-in.

2FA: Benefits of Two-Factor Authentication — June 28, 2022

2FA is a vital security tool for organizations to defend themselves against cyberattacks that have grown in both quantity and sophistication. Read on to learn about the benefits of two-factor authentication

Understanding Privileged Access Management — April 18, 2022

Privileged access management is a strategy incorporating policies and processes for the provisioning and monitoring of elevated access to critical resources within the enterprise in order to improve enterprise security.

The Top 16 Cybersecurity Terms To Know To Secure Your Business — March 31, 2022

While a cybersecurity program is important to protect your company’s devices, apps and data, it’s worth your while to first understand common cybersecurity terms (and the IT industry in general).

What Is a Cybersecurity Program, and Why Does My Company Need One? — March 18, 2022

A cybersecurity program is a strategy to protect an organization’s data, applications, end points and networks. For many companies, these are the most important assets; therefore, a breach could have damaging and far-reaching consequences.

Zero Standing Privilege — July 20, 2021

Zero Standing Privilege helps reduce the risk of a data breach and hacked accounts/systems by ensuring no one has automatic trust, and that trust (and privilege) is only granted for the length of time needed to perform the task.

Helping Thycotic Deliver Kubernetes Integrations — July 14, 2020

The Migus group is pleased to announce our partnership with Thycotic, in which we helped deliver Kubernetes and key integrations, and SDKS for their Privileged Access Management solutions.

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