Shadow Admins: Underground Accounts That Undermine The Network

  • Date 08 Jun 2017

Shadow Admins: Underground Accounts That Undermine The Network

08 Jun 2017, 10:00 - 10:25

Strategy Talks


The talk will cover new and powerful way to define and discover privileged accounts. We will explain and demonstrate the significant threat - “the shadow admins” - that are the hidden privileged accounts that organisations and business regulations ignore, and the risk they are posing to the whole network. Attackers already know these “shadow admins” - what about you?

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn about a completely new and privileged accounts layer that must be protected in every organisation
  2. Gain a new, practical methodology to discover hidden privileged accounts on the network and secure them
  3. Understand AD objects’ ACLs and permissions and how to identify significant risks and bad configurations
  4. Understand local user rights in Windows environments and how to utilise them for better cyber defence
  5. Watch a real demonstration of unique permissions and user rights that attackers might use.



  • Lavi Lazarovitz


    CyberArk Research Lab Team Leader


    Lavi leads a team of security researchers who do, think, write and code cyber security. Working alongside his dedicated team, he studies the methods...

  • Asaf Hecht


    Cyber Security Researcher


    Asaf is a talented security researcher. In his job, he leads innovative and significant researches in the field of cybersecurity. His main expertise...

Business Issues Covered

Understand internal and external threats and keep a business secure.

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