Featuring guest speaker, CISSP Cyber Security Expert, Derek A. Smith

In 2018, there were over 11 major breaches caused by exploitation of third-party vendors. And, third-party breaches (Target, Saks 5th Avenue, Universal Music Group, Applebee’s, etc.) rank amongst the costliest, and most damaging of all security incidents.

While IT administrators, insiders, and third-party vendors need privileged access to effectively do their jobs, this shouldn’t mean ceding control of your IT environment. In this webinar, cybersecurity expert Derek A. Smith will discuss how to extend the best practice privileged access security controls to your third-party vendors. You will discover how to:

  • Gain visibility into the risks posed by remote access control of privileged accounts used by third-party vendors
  • Control and manage third-party remote access
  • Keep malware from a remote vendor’s or external user’s endpoint from infecting your network
  • Quickly detect suspicious or malicious activity caused by your third-party vendors
  • Dramatically reduce the risk of remote vendors compromising your enterprise
  • Streamline privileged account security

CPE Credit Qualification: Many of our webinars qualify as CPE credit. Please provide your (ISC)2 ID certificate number when you register for the webinar and your CPEs will automatically be added to your (ISC)2 account within 4-6 weeks.

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Derek A. Smith

Founder, National Cybersecurity Education Center

Derek A. Smith is an expert at cybersecurity, cyber forensics, healthcare IT, SCADA security, physical security, investigations, organizational leadership and training. He is currently the Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives for the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College, responsible to perform complex duties relating to the development and coordination of cyber initiatives at NCI. Formerly, he has worked for a number of IT companies including Computer Sciences Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton. Derek spent 18 years as a special agent for various government agencies and the military. He has also taught business and IT courses at several universities for over 20 years. Derek has served in the US Navy, Air Force and Army for a total of 24 years. He completed an MBA, MS in IT Information Assurance, Masters in IT Project Management, and a BS in Education.