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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, 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
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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.