IT admins love privileged accounts. Security departments hate them. Privileged account and access management (PAM) practice is a good way to reconcile this. We created a simple infographics with steps to take to gain control over the default passwords, over-shared certificates and too many users with elevated rights.
Even taking these steps manually or creating scripts to automate them immediately improves network security. However, using specialized automation software makes it more efficient. We can even argue that PAM software is probably the cheapest way to quickly and significantly improve network security.