PAM for the 2020s

Learn How to Design a Future-Proof Privileged Access Management Strategy

This KC Master Class is designed to deliver general knowledge on Privileged Access Management. In approximately 32 hours of self-learning you get a wide understanding of what PAM is and how to approach this topic in your organization. Our analysts will guide you through each chapter to pass the final exam and become a KuppingerCole certified Master of Privileged Access Management.

Key Takeaways From Each Chapter

  • (A) Defining PAM
    - Criteria for Privileged Accounts
    - Traditional PAM Capabilities and Beyond
  • (B) Scoping PAM
    - PAM vs: IGA, Cybersecurity and Remote Access
    - PAM as Part of IAM Reference Architecture, Access Governance and Identity Fabric
    - 3 Pillars of PAM: traditional, as-a-service, for DevOps
  • (C) Drivers and Benefits
    - Privileged Accounts
    - External & Internal Requirements
    - Threats & Benefits
  • (D) PAM Capabilities Explained
    - Components of Modern PAM
  • (A) Core Capabilities and Requirements
    - Shared Account Password Management
    - Privileged Session Management
  • (B) Extended Capabilities and Requirements
    - Application-to-Application Password Management
    - Privileged User Behavior, and more
  • (C) Capabilities and Requirements of New Approaches
    - Cloud-integrated PAM/ PAM as-a-service
    - PAM for DevOps
  • (D) Generic Capabilities
    - What PAM Tools Must Deliver for Overcoming PAM Specific Risks​
  • (A) Architecture Models
    - Integrating PAM with the wider Organization
    - PAM Architecture Models & the Future
    - PAM Operational Models
  • (B) On premises, cloud, hybrid PAM
    - Manageable Risks and Advantages
  • (C) Integrating PAM & IGA
    - The Need for PAM Integrations
    - How to Integrate PAM & IGA
  • (D) Rollout Considerations
    - Planning
    - Risk Mitigations
  • (A) Policies and Golden Rules
    - Need for Policies
    - Structure of Policies
    - Samples for Golden Rules
  • (B) Organization
    - PAM As Part of an IAM Organization
    - Required Roles and Teams for Dedicated PAM Organization
  • (C) Processes
    - KuppingerCole’s IAM Process Framework
    - Requirements for Processes and Integration
  • (D) Regulations
    - Regulations to Consider for PAM Deployment: ISO 27001:2013, GDPR

Reason Why
The introduction of cloud technologies, the increasing size of the mobile workforce and the emerging dependency on outsourced IT staff have led to the gradual disappearance of the secure and trusted enterprise network and the emergence of a new hybrid reality.

Consequently, more and more leading companies are realizing that their cybersecurity team must provide comprehensive expertise in privilege management. The capabilities required for this are manifold, because an efficient PAM strategy for today must cover several functional areas.

Only a holistic approach delivers the necessary visibility into every administrative activity across environments, platforms, applications and services.

However, professionals and expertise in this field are rare and therefore expensive. Outsourcing this challenge to third parties is more likely to create new hurdles than to overcome existing ones. With this KC Master Class, KuppingerCole offers an internal qualification program for a sustainable solution.

Attend this KC Master Class to learn how to protect privileged accounts of your company. Based on many years of experience, KuppingerCole Analysts will deliver practical knowledge on password management and automatic rotation, enforcement of the least privilege principle, vulnerability identification, risk management, central analysis, session management and monitoring, and efficient, comprehensive auditing.

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Virtual Academy KC Master Class

PAM for the 2020s

Registration fee:
€1500.00 $1875.00 S$2400.00 16500.00 kr
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Contact person:

Ms. Lauren Zuber
+49 211 23707725


Voices from the Classroom

"The training has provided me with a lot of useful information, but beyond that also with applicable documents that will help me to further advance the PAM topic in my organization in the next weeks and months."

Olaf Breil