What is Privileged Identity Management?

Privileged Identity Management (PIM) and Privileged Access Management (PAM) are much the same thing.  It is a security process that focuses on managing and monitoring the use of privileged accounts within an organization (admin accounts, power user accounts, and so on). Privileged accounts are likely to have elevated permissions, and so can gain access to systems, data, and resources not normally available to everyday users. Since they are clearly a potential security risk, they need special controls. PIM or PAM can help companies meet compliance regulations and prevent system and data breaches through the improper use of privileged accounts.