Privileged users in Workday have access to sensitive data and can perform high-impact actions that can affect the security and integrity of the system. However, if privileged user activity is not monitored, it can make it difficult to detect insider threats or unauthorized access by privileged users.
One common vulnerability is the lack of monitoring of privileged user activity in Workday. To mitigate this risk, organizations should implement monitoring of privileged user activity, focusing on high-risk actions and data access. This can include tracking and analyzing log data to detect anomalous behavior or patterns that may indicate unauthorized access or misuse of privileged accounts.
Another important step in mitigating this risk is to implement privileged user behavior analytics. This involves using machine learning algorithms and other advanced analytics techniques to detect anomalous behavior or patterns that may indicate potential insider threats. Privileged user behavior analytics can help to identify and respond to potential security incidents in real-time, enabling organizations to prevent or minimize the impact of security breaches.
Regularly reviewing privileged user access and permissions is also critical to ensuring adherence to the principle of least privilege. This involves reviewing privileged user accounts and permissions to ensure that they are up-to-date and that users only have access to the systems and data that they require to perform their job functions. Regular reviews can help to identify and remove unnecessary access that could lead to unauthorized access or data breaches.
Overall, to mitigate the risk of unmonitored privileged user activity in Workday, organizations should implement monitoring of privileged user activity, implement privileged user behavior analytics, and regularly review privileged user access and permissions. By following these best practices, organizations can significantly reduce the risks associated with insider threats or unauthorized access by privileged users.