Stepping up Unix/Linux Privileged Account Security

Derek A. Smith, Founder, National Cybersecurity Education Center

About this Webinar

Unix and Linux systems often house your organization’s critical applications and most sensitive data. However, the siloed nature inherent of these systems presents challenges when it comes to effectively and efficiently securing, controlling, and monitoring privileged accounts and credentials. Inadequate protection of these accounts creates openings for unauthorized users (whether malicious insiders, or external attackers), to obtain superuser privileges and move laterally to access sensitive data, change system settings, delete audit logs, and much more.

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In this on-demand webinar we will cover a lot of important ground to help you get a better handle on your Unix/Linux privileged accounts, including:

  • The various types of Unix and Linux accounts
  • The Challenges of managing Unix and Linux accounts
  • Why these privileged accounts pose such a high risk
  • Why it is important for you to control access to these accounts
  • 5 Sins of Privileged Access Management
  • 9 Best practices for securing these accounts
  • And the 5 steps you can employ to manage and protect these accounts using Privileged Access Management tools

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.