Many organizations are undergoing a transformation to support digital platforms and stay competitive; but in order to maintain security, they have to ensure that access to these platforms is limited and that security remains a priority. New vulnerabilities to cybercrime are being introduced through hybrid environments, ones that often include remote access to systems and servers, automation of processes, and concentration of administrative power. Limiting administrative power through privileged access management is increasingly critical, but so is authentication, as more legitimate users' credentials are being compromised and access to systems is being fooled by the coders. According to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, today's breaches involve a "combination of human factors, hardware devices, exploited configurations or malicious software." How can these risks be mitigated while still keeping a competitive edge? This session will explore how taking a proactive stance can help mitigate risks, while still enabling the business to use tools that are necessary in today's digitally charged economy.