Many breaches stem from the attacker obtaining and using stolen credentials for privileged user accounts. With privileged account access, attackers can extract and corrupt data, delete or modify logs, and hide their tracks. Fortunately, you can limit risk exposure to your privileged accounts and credentials by implementing privileged access management (PAM) security controls. But it’s critical to get the PAM piece right. This webinar will cover what you need to know to establish a strong privileged account management program, and how to find and fix gaps in your existing risk management tools and mitigation procedures.

Join Derek A. Smith as he explores:

  • What Privileged Accounts (PAs) are
  • Why Privileged Accounts need security in the first place
  • How PAM security tactics and solutions address the risks of PAs
  • The aim of PAM’s functionality and an overview of the components of a good PAM solution
  • The opportunities and issues involved in proper PAM deployment
  • The top ten best practices for managing Windows privileged accounts in 2018
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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.