Reduce IT Admin Risks and Costs with Privileged Access Management (PAM)

Control the access of your most critical users without breaking your budget.

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Not having a formal PAM process and solution means:

  • Less visibility into the usage of these accounts and, therefore, less knowledge of potential problems.
  • Wasting money on the operational side. Little management of those accounts means more help desk tickets related to admin login information and resources and costs spent on dealing with them.

Implementing PAM means:

  • More protected admin accounts.
  • Fewer issues with admin authentication, password sharing, etc.
  • Fewer headaches for IT dealing with password reset tickets.

Module 1: Project Rationale

The Purpose

  • Understand the problem
  • Review blueprint goals
  • Understand value and impact of the project
  • Determine baseline metrics

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Defined scope of project
  • Established value proposition
  • Identify key success metrics

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Define baseline metrics
  • Project Charter (with recorded metrics)
1.2 Record baseline metrics

Module 2: Assess PAM Requirements

The Purpose

  • Understand PAM’s impact on your security posture
  • Establish your overall business case
  • Document requirements
  • Establish which apps/systems are in scope
  • Conduct inventory

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Make the case for why PAM is needed
  • Identify holes in one of your critical systems to support the need for PAM

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Requirements gathering
  • Project Charter
2.2 Database/operating system inventory
  • Inventory information for the Stakeholder and Admin Communication Plan

Module 3: Identify and Evaluate PAM Options

The Purpose

  • Understand key PAM solution criteria
  • Conduct current state analysis of PAM processes
  • Conduct desired state analysis of PAM processes
  • Understand key PAM solution criteria
  • Review options
  • Determine cost savings

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understand organizational needs based on what you currently do towards managing privileged accounts and where you want to be
  • Identify how PAM will save your organization money

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Current state analysis
  • Project Charter
3.2 Future state analysis
  • PAM ROI Calculator
3.3 Cost savings analysis

Module 4: Communicate with Admins and Stakeholders

The Purpose

  • Obtain admin support
  • Secure stakeholder support

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Communication and support for PAM from both stakeholders and the admins that PAM affects is crucial to the success of the implementation project

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Communication plan strategy for admins and stakeholders
  • Stakeholder and Admins Communication Decks

Module 5: Select a PAM Solution

The Purpose

  • Understand vendor relations
  • Use Info-Tech’s RFP Template to establish your requirements
  • Use Info-Tech’s Vendor Demo Script to ensure clear communication

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understand what kind of information to give to vendors to ensure they find the best solution for your needs

Activities: Outputs:
5.1 Understand RFP template and vendor demo script requirements
  • PAM RFP Template
  • PAM Vendor Demo Script

Module 6: Implement PAM Solution

The Purpose

  • Understand RFP template and vendor demo script requirements

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understand Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Have a basis for how to roll out PAM

Activities: Outputs:
6.1 RACI chart
  • Project Charter
6.2 Project step break down

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