Featuring guest speaker, CISSP Cyber Security Expert, Derek A. Smith
Today, most organizations use some form of remote access for remote workers, third parties, vendors, and others. The downside is that remote access opens your organization up to all types of cybersecurity risks. In fact, almost every major data breach over the past several years has involved some type of unauthorized remote access.
Most organization use some type of VPN to allow users to interact with their systems. But VPNs bring their own security shortcomings. However, implementing effective privileged access management (PAM) security controls can dramatically reduce the risk of remote access threats.
Join cybersecurity expert Derek A. Smith in this webinar to learn:
- Remote access cyber risks
- Examples of major remote access breaches (Target, AshleyMadison.com and Georgia-Pacific, etc.) and how they could have been mitigated with the right PAM controls
- Why tracking, recording, and controlling remote privileged access sessions is imperative
- The importance of enforcing least privilege
- Best practices for implementing remote access privilege access management
Derek A. Smith is an expert at cybersecurity, cyber forensics, healthcare IT, SCADA security, physical security, investigations, organizational leadership and training. He is currently an IT Supervisor at the Internal Revenue Service. He is also owner of The Intercessors Investigative and Training Group (www.theintercessorgroup.com). Formerly, Derek worked for several 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 is also a cyber security professor at the University of Maryland, University College and Virginia University of Science and Technology and has taught for over 25 years. Derek is retired from the US Army and also served in the US Navy, and Air Force for a total of 24 years. He is completing his Doctorate Degree in Organizational Leadership and has completed an MBA, MS in IT Information Assurance, Masters in IT Project Management, and a BS in Education. Derek has written several books including Cybersense: The Leaders Guide to Protecting Critical Information, and its companion workbook, and he has contributed to several other books as an author and technical adviser.