Get to Least Privilege and stay there

Tough to enforce. Tougher to know when to enforce it. Critical for cloud operations

Least privilege means giving an identity (user, role, and/or service) only those privileges which are essential to perform its intended function.

It’s a restrictive policy, but critical for environments with sensitive data. Enforcing it requires a deep knowledge of activity and potential access for all identities. 

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Map everything

The Sonrai identity graph examines all users, roles, trusts, policies, permissions, non-person identities, groups, etc. Patented analytics map out all possible effective permissions, sometimes many relationships deep, effectively simulating possible attack paths.

Monitor all activity & privilege use

Sonrai integrates into activity log services for insight into who’s used what privileges to access what data, including actions inside secret stores and databases. Continuous monitoring means privilege-use intel that is constantly updating for all identities. Unused permissions are flagged for removal.

Know when and where to enforce

Least privilege can be too burdensome as a blanket policy, slowing down work in environments where it’s not called for. A sandbox environment with no PII or lateral movement possibilities should not be subject to least privilege – but understanding where to enforce it requires knowledge of all potential cross-account access.

Organizing your cloud to understand where sensitive data is and setting risk tolerance for each environment is critical to implementing least privilege. Without that context, it’s a nice idea with no chance of surviving scrutiny by the cloud team, and is guaranteed to slow and frustrate development.

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