What are Privileged Accounts?

Privileged accounts are user accounts that have higher-level access rights and permissions compared to regular user accounts. They are typically used by system administrators, IT professionals, and others who need to manage and control computer systems, networks, and applications. Due to their elevated permissions, privileged accounts are prime targets for cybercriminals. As such, it’s crucial to implement strong access controls, monitor privileged account activity, and follow the principle of least privilege, granting only the minimum necessary access.