CyberArk, the company that protects organisations from cyber attacks that have made their way inside the network perimeter, has announced that it has achieved Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level EAL 2+ for its comprehensive CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution. The certification underscores CyberArk’s commitment to helping federal organisations and global enterprises secure privileged accounts – the “keys to the IT kingdom” – before cyber attackers can steal and exploit them to gain access to sensitive data and systems.
As reported in the cyber-attack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), attackers exploited privileged credentials to move laterally across networks, conduct reconnaissance without detection, and exfiltrate critical data. In response, the U.S. CIO Tony Scott called for a 30-Day Cybersecurity Sprint – which includes a directive for Federal agencies to focus on tightening policies and practices for privileged users and credentials across networks.
The CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution helps government organisations prevent the theft, abuse and misuse of privileged credentials in advanced cyber attacks, while better containing threats, and limiting damage.