Our website uses cookies. To find out more information on the cookies we use, please head to our privacy policy.OK

User and Device Relationship Complexities

Recently we’ve been looking at the relationships between users, groups of users and devices. There were two motivations for these investigations:

  1. To ask how complex these relationships are, with a view to establishing if this complexity hides security risks
  2. To determine how Osirium could illustrate these relationships in a manner that our customers could make sense of

At Osirium, we have a large test environment that is modelled on one of our largest customers. By experimenting across a range of visualisation techniques within this environment, we found that in even a reasonably sized admin team (about 300 users and 200 devices) the relationships become very complex, very easily. And why is this? Well, because business services rely on a chain of devices for delivery to end users, and because Sysadmins need an overview of that chain, Sysadmins for a set of business services will need access to all devices. However, this can cause over-privilege chaos.

With Osirium, over-privileging can be avoided. Users and devices are joined through profiles, which can be basically described as: “These users can use these tools and task on these devices at these roles or privilege levels”. Take a look at our video to see how Osirium can help with your privileged user management.

Related Articles

term->name is Software Integration

Instant Internal Auditing with PXM, SIEM and Slack

Monitoring critical IT infrastructure with PXM, SIEM and Slack could be the key to keeping your business running.… Read Post