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Austin 2013

Austin, TX | Sun, May 19 - Fri, May 24, 2013

Privileged Domain Account Protection: How to Limit Credentials Exposure

  • Mike Pilkington
  • Tuesday, May 21st, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

In most enterprise networks, there are a number of privileged accounts that are used for maintaining the Windows domain, including accounts for domain administration, configuration management, patch management, vulnerability analysis, and of course incident response. In all of these cases, the accounts have the ability to logon to most, if not all, Windows hosts in the environment. These accounts therefore become high-value targets for attackers.

In order to protect these privileged domain accounts, it is important to have a solid understanding of the various circumstances that can expose domain account credentials. In this presentation, I will discuss what you can and cannot do safely with domain accounts. In particular, I will cover attacks against password hashes, security support providers, access tokens, and network authentication protocols. I will then provide a set of recommendations that you can follow to mitigate the risks and protect those privileged domain account credentials in your environment.

Bonus Sessions

The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into these categories:

  • SANS@Night: Evening presentations given after day courses have ended. This category includes Keynotes.
  • Special Events: SANS-hosted events and other non-technical recreational offerings. This category includes, but is not limited to, Receptions and Information Tables.
  • Vendor: Events hosted by external vendor exhibitors.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
Sunday, May 19
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Sunday, May 19th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
APT: It is Time to Act Dr. Eric Cole Sunday, May 19th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Monday, May 20
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Showcase Monday, May 20th, 10:30am - 10:50am Vendor Event
Fortinet Next Generation Firewalls Troy Brueckner, CISSP, GISP, VP of Sales and Marketing for Infogressive Monday, May 20th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Vendor Showcase Monday, May 20th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Vendor Event
Vendor Showcase Monday, May 20th, 3:00pm - 3:20pm Vendor Event
Everything I know is wrong! How to lead a security team in a time of unprecedented change and challenge. Stephen Northcutt Monday, May 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
So What? The Most Important Question in Information Security Kevin Fiscus Monday, May 20th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Tuesday, May 21
Session Speaker Time Type
Evolving Threats Paul A. Henry Tuesday, May 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Privileged Domain Account Protection: How to Limit Credentials Exposure Mike Pilkington Tuesday, May 21st, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, May 22
Session Speaker Time Type
Risk Analysts are not Auditors Mark Williams Wednesday, May 22nd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
GIAC Program Overview Stephen Northcutt Wednesday, May 22nd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm Special Events
SANS Technology Institute Open House Stephen Northcutt Wednesday, May 22nd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm Special Events