Privileged Passwords are Easy Pickings for Attackers – Unless You Make These Fixes

Eric Cole, SANS Instructor

About this Webinar

For many organizations, passwords are the primary means of defense. Yet, organizations still struggle with a holistic approach to managing authentication—particularly for privileged users and accounts. Part of this challenge stems from internal password sprawl. A perfect example is that of a Fortune 50, billion dollar company that had passwords on external servers of “password”.

Learn tips and tricks from industry expert and SANS Fellow, Dr. Eric Cole, for taking control of privileged credentials once and for all. Join his webinar for insights into:

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  • How implementing layers of privilege management helps prevent hacker intrusions
  • Easy fixes to common cybersecurity privileged password mistakes
  • Understanding privileged password management and how to build access barriers
  • Identifying the improper use of password encryption methods and how to fix them

Eric Cole, SANS Instructor

Dr. Cole is an industry-recognized security expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience. Dr. Cole has experience in information technology with a focus on helping customers focus on the right areas of security by building out a dynamic defense. Dr. Cole has a master's degree in computer science from NYIT and a doctorate from Pace University with a concentration in information security. He served as CTO of McAfee and Chief Scientist for Lockheed Martin. Dr. Cole is the author of several books, including Advanced Persistent Threat, Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Sight, Network Security Bible 2nd Edition, and Insider Threat. He is the inventor of over 20 patents and is a researcher, writer, and speaker. He is also a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President and several executive advisory boards. Dr. Cole is the founder and an executive leader at Secure Anchor Consulting where he provides leading-edge cyber security consulting services, expert witness work, and leads research and development initiatives to advance the state-of-the-art in information systems security. Dr. Cole was the lone inductee into the InfoSec European Hall of Fame in 2014. Dr. Cole is actively involved with the SANS Technology Institute (STI) and is a SANS faculty Fellow and course author who works with students, teaches, and develops and maintains courseware.