InfoSec pros have their work cut out for them—with the need to secure an estimated 300 billion passwords by 2020. Privileged password management, in particular, is a pain point for almost every organization. Privileged credentials are often difficult to identify, challenging to tame and properly secure, and if done improperly, can be costly to manage. Without strong privileged password management processes and technology in place, your organization is ripe for all kinds of security breaches. In many industries, lack of the proper protections in place alone puts you at risk from legal and/or regulatory fallout.

In this webinar, CISSP cybersecurity expert, Derek A. Smith, will demonstrate how to create the foundation for an effective privileged password management program. This webinar will cover:

• Privileged Password Management 101: Fundamentals and key terms
• How forcing password to expire may be detrimental in some cases
• Key differences between password management and privileged access management
• 9 steps for creating strong passwords
• Privileged password management success tips
• Considerations for compliance and privileged password 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.