BeyondTrust CTO Eric Voskuil to Present Least Privilege Management Best Practices at CSI 2009
Windows and Security Expert to Discuss How Enterprises Can Eliminate Administrative Rights for End-Users without Sacrificing Productivity
Agoura Hills, Calif. — October 22, 2009 - BeyondTrust, the leading provider of Privileged Access Lifecycle Management (PALM) solutions, today announced Chief Technology Officer Eric Voskuil will speak at the CSI 2009 conference at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD, October 24-30, 2009.
Who: Eric Voskuil, CTO, BeyondTrust
What: “Less Is More: Implementing a Security Best Practice of Least Privilege”
Where: CSI 2009 – Room: Chesapeake 6
When: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 9:45 a.m. ET
Voskuil will discuss the increased risk organizations face when end-users are granted administrative privileges. Microsoft’s introduction of User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista brought the principle of Least Privilege to the forefront for security professionals and spotlighted some of the challenges of removing administrative privileges from end-users. With the release of Windows 7, there is much to learn about the pros and cons of UAC and how Least Privilege can enhance enterprise network security.
Attendees to this session will learn how to eliminate administrative privileges without impacting end-users’ productivity, even in mixed OS environments.
Voskuil is the CTO of BeyondTrust, where he is responsible for market strategy and technical execution. Prior to BeyondTrust, Voskuil co-founded DesktopStandard in 1998, conceptualized several successful products and sold the company to Microsoft in 2006. As a Software Architect in the Management and Services Division at Microsoft, Voskuil assisted with the integration of DesktopStandard PolicyMaker into Windows Server 2008 as Group Policy Preferences and of DesktopStandard GPOVault into the highly successful Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) as Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM), and built an influential team to design and deliver a platform which stands to revolutionize systems management.
Voskuil holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he had a successful career as an F/A-18 pilot, Top Gun graduate and Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor. He developed a flight operations management and scheduling software system that was used across the Hornet community. Voskuil is a three-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in management and contributor to TechNet and other publications.
About CSI (Computer Security Institute)
Computer Security Institute (CSI) is the original and leading information security membership organization whose mission is to position its members and attendees for success. CSI offers education and connection via conferences, online events, webcasts, member publications and awareness tools. CSI holds two conferences annually: CSI SX in the Spring, and the CSI Annual Conference and Exhibition in the Fall, now in its 36th year. CSI also publishes the widely cited CSI Computer Crime & Security Survey. For more information on the CSI Conference October 24-30 and the CSI Exhibition October 26-27, please visit http://www.csiannual.com. For more information on CSI please visit http://www.gocsi.com.
Founded in 1985, BeyondTrust is the only provider of Privileged Access Lifecycle Management (PALM) solutions for heterogeneous IT environments. The BeyondTrust suite of products reduces the risks associated with insider sabotage and theft of proprietary data, while documenting accountability to support increasing demands of regulatory compliance required across many industries.
PALM is a technology architecture framework consisting of four continual stages running under a centralized automated platform: access to privileged resources, control of privileged resources, monitoring of actions taken on privileged resources, and remediation to revert changes made on privileged IT resources to a known good state.
More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust to secure their enterprises. BeyondTrust customers include eight of the world's 10 largest banks, seven of the world[singlequote]s 10 largest aerospace and defense firms, and six of the 10 largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies, as well as renowned universities. BeyondTrust[singlequote]s customer retention rate is over 90 percent. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with East Coast offices in Greater Boston as well as Washington DC, and EMEA offices in London, UK. For more information, visit www.beyondtrust.com..
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