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:

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


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 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.