Guarding the Keys to the Kingdom: Using an Enterprise Privileged Account Manager to Protect Credentials

Tuesday, April 19 | 5:30PM–6:30PM | Fifth Avenue Room, Grand Level, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
With an increase in advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks against higher education institutions, protecting user credentials is more important than ever. This is particularly true of privileged accounts such as domain administrators as they are a primary target. However, effective methods of credential protection such as multifactor authentication are often difficult to implement on the most critical accounts. Dartmouth College addressed that issue by deploying an enterprise privileged account manager (PAM). The architecture not only mitigates the risk of credential compromise, it also reduces exposure to lateral attacks and streamlines administrative account maintenance.

OUTCOMES: Understand the challenges of protecting administrative account credentials and how a PAM can help * Learn about the planning and coordination required to successfully deploy a PAM * Recognize additional benefits of streamlined administration with a PAM


  • Adam Goldstein

    Associate Director - Information Security, Dartmouth College
  • Sean McNamara

    Associate Director, Information Security, Dartmouth College