Mastering CyberArk: What is Privileged Access Management (PAM)?

This educational session introduces the concept of Privileged Access Management (PAM), focusing on why securing privileged accounts is crucial in today’s cybersecurity landscape. The session covers the challenges associated with managing privileged accounts, the risks they pose, and how CyberArk, a leader in the PAM solution space, addresses these challenges.

Key points

🔐 Introduction to Privileged Access: Privileged accounts have elevated permissions to perform critical operations within an IT environment, making them prime targets for cyberattacks.

🚀 About InfoSec Train: The session begins with a brief introduction to InfoSec Train, which offers a wide range of cybersecurity courses, including PAM security.

📊 Agenda Overview: The session covers the importance of privileged access, types of privileged accounts (interactive and non-interactive), and the risks associated with them.

🛡️ Challenges with Privileged Accounts: Privileged accounts pose several risks, including being a prime target for attackers, lack of centralized management, and difficulties in auditing and accountability.

🔒 CyberArk’s PAM Solutions: CyberArk offers solutions for password rotation, access control, audit trails, session management, and just-in-time access, among other features, to mitigate the risks associated with privileged accounts.

📝 CyberArk Course Content: The session outlines the CyberArk course modules, covering topics from the basics of PAM, CyberArk components, installation, policies, account integration, use cases, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery.

🌐 Practical Training: Participants will have access to virtual machines for hands-on practice with CyberArk software, enhancing their understanding and skills in PAM.


  1. Privileged Access Management Explained: Understanding the need for securing privileged accounts to protect against cyber threats.
  2. CyberArk Solutions Overview: Introduction to CyberArk’s comprehensive PAM solutions that provide security for privileged accounts.
  3. Addressing Privileged Account Challenges: CyberArk addresses key challenges like account centralization, auditing, and accountability.
  4. Types of Privileged Accounts: Distinction between interactive and non-interactive accounts and their respective risks.
  5. CyberArk Course Modules: Detailed course content covering all aspects of PAM using CyberArk, from basic concepts to advanced operational tasks.
  6. Hands-On Training Opportunity: Access to virtual labs for practical experience with CyberArk PAM solutions.
  7. Mitigating Risks with CyberArk: CyberArk’s role in enhancing cybersecurity by managing and securing privileged accounts effectively.