In recent months, we have been witnessing the intensive development of artificial intelligence, which brings both enthusiasm and concern. In the rapidly-evolving world of technology, it is essential for Privileged Access Management (PAM) to keep pace, adapt to new situations, and leverage emerging technologies. What’s the future of PAM? Let’s take a closer look and see where things are headed.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in PAM Solutions
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are becoming increasingly important in the fight against cyber threats. PAM solutions that incorporate AI and ML can help identify anomalous behavior and detect potential threats before they cause damage. ML algorithms can be trained to identify patterns in user behavior during remote sessions, such as access requests that deviate from normal usage patterns. They can also raise alerts if unusual activity is detected.
Zero-Trust Is The Future of Cybersecurity
Zero Trust is a new approach to cybersecurity models, the goal of which is to grant access to assets as precisely as possible, so employees have permission to use specific applications, accounts, or equipment only when needed and for a specific reason. We wrote about it in more detail in the article: ‘What is Zero Trust, and how does it apply to PAM systems?’ Modern PAM systems implement features based on granting access to specifically defined resources only on request and at a specific time. Users must place a request and, through acceptance, acquire access to the company’s assets “Just In Time.” It gives administrators full control over all remote sessions. In the future, support for the Zero Trust approach will be essential for Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions, as it is gradually replacing traditional network-based perimeter protection models.
Cloud-Based PAM Solutions
As more organizations move their infrastructure and applications to the cloud, it becomes increasingly important to secure privileged access to cloud resources. This has led to a rise in demand for cloud-based PAM solutions, which are designed to provide a centralized and secure platform for managing privileged access across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
PAM Mobile Apps
The increasing use of mobile devices and remote workforces is driving the need for PAM solutions that are compatible with a wide range of devices and operating systems.
Security administrators seek ways to manage privileged remote access more efficiently. These apps allow them to monitor, control, and audit privileged access from their mobile devices, which can be especially handy for those who are always on the go. As the use of mobile devices continues to grow, we can expect to see even more innovative PAM mobile app solutions in the future.
Increased Regulatory Requirements
Many industries, such as finance and healthcare, are subject to strict regulatory requirements for data privacy and security. PAM solutions will need to continue to evolve to meet these requirements, such as providing detailed audit trails and reporting capabilities.
The Future Is Now: Fudo Enterprise’s AI-Powered Prevention, Zero Trust, and Mobile Management Support
Have you heard about our cutting-edge PAM solution that’s already paving the way for the future? Fudo Enterprise incorporates an AI feature that will support day-to-day CISO responsibilities by providing the necessary guidelines and easing the verification and monitoring process. The AI feature allows configuring model trainers and behavioral analysis models so that it precisely analyzes users’ behavior, detects unusual actions, and marks sessions as suspicious so that you can quickly react.
Fudo Enterprise provides three behavioral analysis models for the training and prediction process:
- Mouse Biometric Model (RDP) – AI prediction model based on mouse movements and clicks.
- Keyboard Biometric Model (RDP) – AI prediction model based on keyboard typing dynamics.
- Semantic Behavioral Model (SSH) – This model is based on keyboard input (used commands). It works by identifying individual preferences of people to achieve the same results in different ways. For example, it can detect if one person prefers to use wget over curl and vim over emacs, another person might use a reset command to clear the terminal while someone else might have a preference for using CTRL+L combination.
Every AI model is trained and individually calibrated for each user to obtain the best possible predictive value whilst minimizing the False Positive Rate. It can automatically detect and respond to specific behaviors during a session based on the configured policies. It can also send real-time messages and SNMP TRAP notifications to keep you informed about the current situation.
Our Fudo Enterprise follows a zero-standing privileges philosophy. It provides the Just-in-Time feature that enables you to create access workflows that adhere to the Zero-Trust approach. Through the request management section, you can easily define and schedule when a specific resource is available to a certain user and control it accordingly. Fudo Enterprise is also equipped with Session Management features that will help you monitor and record users’ activities and also perform a variety of actions on both recorded and live remote access sessions.
Following future trends, we also introduced Fudo Officer – a mobile app that allows Fudo Enterprise administrators to manage users’ requests to target servers. To learn more about all our products, please check out the Fudo Security website.
PAM solutions are evolving to meet the changing needs of organizations as they seek to protect their most sensitive data and systems from advanced cyber threats. The future of PAM is likely to involve increased automation and integration with other security technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML), Zero Trust security models, or mobile solutions. To stay ahead of the curve in today’s evolving threat landscape, it’s essential that organizations implement the latest PAM technologies and best practices.