Featuring guest speaker, Microsoft MVP & Windows Security Expert, Randy Franklin Smith

Contrary to what is commonly assumed, privilege isn’t unique or limited to the boundaries of the traditional IT department. Here are some things outside the IT department we should regard as privileged and provide the same level of protection as we do for accounts with a similar risk level inside IT:

  • Banking transactions
  • SCADA
  • Software build servers
  • Automated process and manufacturing control systems
  • Commodities and securities trading
  • Patient Healthcare Systems/Data

Frequently, the applications associated with the above scenarios were not architected with today’s attackers and cyber risks in mind. In fact, some of these process control and manufacturing systems have no security at all!

In this real training-for-free webinar with cybersecurity expert Randy Franklin Smith, you will learn how to:

  • Find operations, roles, applications, and transactions outside of IT that should be considered privileged
  • Protect these areas of privilege using the same proven principles and technologies you’ve been deploying with the IT department for privilege management
  • Demonstrate compliance for securing privileges of these non-traditional assets/processes

Then, stay tuned as product managers Jason Jones and Brian Chappell will demonstrate how the BeyondTrust privileged access management (PAM) platform can exert privileged security controls both inside the IT environment as well as for those activities and assets outside its traditional bounds.

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Randy Franklin Smith

Microsoft MVP & Windows Security Expert, and CEO at Monterey Technology Group, Inc.

Randy Franklin Smith is an internationally recognized expert on the security and control of Windows and Active Directory security who specializes in Windows and Active Directory security. He performs security reviews for clients ranging from small, privately held firms to Fortune 500 companies, national, and international organizations.

Randy Franklin Smith began his career in information technology in the 1980s developing software for a variety of companies. During the early 1990s, he led a business process re-engineering effort for a multi-national organization and designed several mission critical, object-oriented, client/server systems. As the Internet and Windows NT took off, Randy focused on security and led his employer's information security planning team. In 1997, he formed Monterey Technology Group, Inc. where he serves as President.

Certifications

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Microsoft Security Most Valuable Professional (MVP)
  • Systems Security Certified Professional (SSCP)

Industry Memberships

  • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Center for Internet Security (CIS)