In a Microsoft Windows environment, privileged accounts, including your administrative accounts, Active Directory service accounts, and domain admin accounts, are prime targets for hackers and malicious insiders. If these highly privileged accounts are compromised, it puts the attacker(s) on the fast track to stealing your data and/or corrupting your systems. Undiscovered and unprotected Windows privileged accounts represent one of the most significant attack surface vulnerabilities for your IT systems. Having the right privilege access management (PAM) program can make all the difference when it comes to ensuring you have the ability to stop malware attacks at the endpoint and limit an attacker’s lateral movement, should they gain an initial foothold.

In this on-demand webinar, cybersecurity expert Derek A. Smith explores the methods attackers use to gain privileged access to systems, and how you can thwart them. Tune in to learn:

  • What are Privileged Windows accounts
  • The importance of managing privileged access in Windows
  • How attackers compromise Windows Privileged Accounts
  • What problems PAM can help solve in your Windows environment
  • 10 Steps to better Windows privileged access management
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Derek A. Smith

Founder, National Cybersecurity Education Center

Derek A. Smith is an expert at cybersecurity, cyber forensics, healthcare IT, SCADA security, physical security, investigations, organizational leadership and training. He is currently the Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives for the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College, responsible to perform complex duties relating to the development and coordination of cyber initiatives at NCI. Formerly, he has worked for a number of IT companies including Computer Sciences Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton. Derek spent 18 years as a special agent for various government agencies and the military. He has also taught business and IT courses at several universities for over 20 years. Derek has served in the US Navy, Air Force and Army for a total of 24 years. He completed an MBA, MS in IT Information Assurance, Masters in IT Project Management, and a BS in Education.