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

Every business should recognize that a strong password policy is the foremost line of defense against illicit access to their critical infrastructure. In 2018, Verizon reported via its annual Data Breach Investigations Report that 81% of hacking-related data breaches involved either stolen or weak passwords. Unfortunately, most organizations are oblivious to modern password-cracking techniques. And inadequate password management controls and processes only compounds the risk.

In this webinar from cybersecurity expert Derek A. Smith, you will not only learn a number of ways in which password are vulnerable, but also the 15 best practices you can apply right now to strengthen your enterprise password security against today’s threats. Derek will cover:

  • The problem with passwords—what makes them so vulnerable
  • Common techniques for defeating passwords
  • Password requirements by various regulations
  • New and evolving insights on password management
  • Guiding principles for password management

Tune in to this webinar, and learn how to re-think your password management and authentication to meet today’s compliance and security needs.


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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.