Just-in-Time Access Explained. What It Means, Benefits and Best Practices of JIT

The concept of Just-in-Time Access has been around for decades but it is only recently that it has become popular in the cybersecurity realm. One reason for this popularity is the increase in cyberattacks and data breaches. With more attacks on privileged accounts, there are more opportunities for hackers to steal data and information from organizations; therefore, there is a need for increased security measures to protect against these attacks.

In this article, I will explain the concept of just-in-time access, along with types, benefits, best practices surrounding this topic as well as how you can implement it by using our Privileged Access Management solution.

What Is Just-In-Time Access? Definition

Just-in-time access, also known as JIT, is an essential cybersecurity process where users, applications, or systems are granted privileged access, only for a limited period of time on an as-needed basis.

As cybersecurity expert Joseph Shenouda beautifully describes

Just-in-time access opens up shop/ports and ties them down to your specific access. Then, after you’re done, you close up the shop before you leave, just like in the real world.

Types of Just-In-Time Access

There are three types of just-in-time access through which I will go briefly:

#1 The broker and remove

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