Architecting Privileged Access Management for Cyber Defense

Published: 12 March 2018 ID: G00342713


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The privileged access threat landscape is growing with a higher risk of enabling cyberattacks and severe consequences. Technical professionals must architect privileged access control capabilities to defend against exploitation scenarios and to resist advance persistent attacks.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • PAM Controls Map and Solutions
    • PAM Controls Coverage
    • PAM Controls Maturity
    • PAM Controls Design Principle and Requirements
      • Least Privilege Design Principle
      • Key Requirements
    • PAM Solutions Capabilities
      • Privileged Access Governance
      • Privileged Account Discovery and Onboarding
      • Privileged Credential Protection
      • Privileged Access Elevation and Delegation
      • Privileged Access Session Recording and Monitoring
      • Privileged Access Logging and Audit
      • Privileged Threat Analytics
      • Privileged Access Threat and Event Response
      • Privileged Access Recovery
    • PAM Solutions Market
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Guidance
  • The Details
    • PAM Solutions Key Architecture Approaches
      • Architecture Approaches for Privileged Access Governance
      • Architecture Approach for Account Discovery and Onboarding
      • Architecture Approach for Protecting Shared Accounts
      • Architecture Approach for Managing Application-to-Application Authentication
      • Architecture Approach for Elevating and Delegating Privilege
      • Architecture Approach for Session Recording and Monitoring
      • Architecture Approach for Privileged Access Logging and Audit
    • PAM Controls Emerging Coverage Environments
      • PAM for Cloud Service Infrastructure
      • PAM for Containers and Software-Defined Infrastructure
      • PAM for DevSecOps Pipelines
      • PAM for Robotic Process Automation
      • PAM for the Internet of Things
    • PAM Controls Technical Considerations
      • Break-Glass Deployment Considerations
      • Password Rotation Deployment Considerations
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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