Most organizations are still hybrid cloud adopters. They’ve achieved a level of virtualization, but have yet to fully liberate themselves from the OS/server and network hardware access controls that break applications when security measures are introduced. In the meantime, unsanctioned SaaS and PaaS cloud projects proliferate as teams try to keep up with increasing productivity demands in the midst of delayed, or slow, company-wide technology deployments. On top of that, convincing a root administrator they should give up direct/backdoor access to systems in the name of security is always a challenge. Here are three strategies to secure your hybrid IT infrastructure for least privilege access while simultaneously boosting productivity. Each relies on unifying IDaaS (Identity as a Service) authentication with PAM (Privileged Access Management) controls to give all employees a better way to interact with their infrastructure and SaaS applications.