Organizations of all sizes and across industries are moving their workload to the cloud to facilitate digital transformation and enhance work efficiencies. The cloud shift has witnessed a tremendous boost during the previous two years, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced organizations worldwide to adopt the remote working model. Accessing sensitive work resources through the internet will make them susceptible to cybersecurity threats.
Privilege escalation is a cyberattack that grants adversaries privileges beyond what the system or application intended to give. The attack can be carried out by internal or external threat actors and is considered a key phase in many advanced cyberattacks. In this article we will define privilege escalation attacks, list privilege escalation types and attack vectors, and discuss the mitigation strategies to counter this attack type.
When trying to strengthen your organization’s information security posture, it’s natural to turn to the latest tools and technologies to help combat the latest threats. Before jumping the gun and seeking out flashy new solutions, though, it’s critical that you identify existing vulnerabilities within your IT infrastructure.