Privileged Access Management (PAM) is one of the most difficult areas of management to implement. The threat to information is not limited to unauthorized access and modification of data, but also includes security breaches resulting from basic mistakes. This makes PAM implementation an impossible feat. So how do you go about implementing PAM without the help of a specialist?
First and foremost, you should have a professional come in and install a programmable authentication software. This is a necessity, since there are some software applications that are very robust and robustly implemented, but have no proper implementation in the event of an emergency. You need a piece of software application that will allow the administrator to not only read and copy to and from the computer, but also have the ability to modify or delete files.
There are many programs that come with the privilege of programmable authentication software already. These programs include ADK, Frontline Defender, Frontline Firewall, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Exchange, among others. You can get these programs for free, but it would probably be best to purchase these programs separately, to make sure that you have a programmable authentication software program with good support.
After installing programmable authentication software, you will want to begin to get your PAM policy in place. The easiest way to do this is to assign it to each user on the system. Typically, this is done through the Active Directory Users and Computers Control Panel, which are located under Administrative Tools.
Once you have this in place, you can now create a list of all of the local users in your organization that should have access to certain folders and ensure that each of these users have their own unique username. The reason for this is so that if an issue arises where one user has accidentally deleted a file that another user had copied, you will be able to tell that itwas an error by examining the username of the other user and if that user had any file that was edited.
Next, you need to secure the network that the computer network is running on. This can be done by setting up an internet proxy server, allowing the computers on the network to connect to this server.
The reason for this is that the network should have a way to reach the internet using the most efficient means possible. If you were to allow computers on the network to connect using FTP, there is a greater chance that some computer will be slow to respond and will consequently have problems when trying to connect to the internet.
Finally, once you have secured the network, you will want to set up the software application that will allow the administrator to grant access to the computers to other users on the network. Once this is set up, you will then be able to approve or deny access to the user that is logged in.