User access controls, also known as user permissions or user privileges, are crucial measures that we apply to implement authorization policies within the enterprise. However, organizations struggle to implement these controls across their dynamic IT landscape filled with humans, machines, and myriad types of endpoints. These deficiencies allow a bloated threat surface that is ripe for malware and hacking attacks.
Another huge and related challenge for IT is the constantly growing volume and diversity of passwords across networks, systems, and users. According to the 2020 Verizon DBIR, use of credentials by attackers has been on a “meteoric rise.” With credentials—especially privileged credentials—attackers often don’t need to even bother themselves with deploying sophisticated malware, since they already have the access. Password reuse is just one of many rampant password security malpractices that is symptomatic of overwhelmed users as well as IT organizations that lack the proper password management tools and policies. When passwords are reused across multiple systems, cracking one account can lead to compromise of many systems and accounts.
In this intensive webinar session with CEO of CQURE and Security MVP, Paula Januszkiewicz, learn:
Paula Januszkiewicz is the Founder and CEO of CQURE Inc. and CQURE Academy. She is also Enterprise Mobility MVP, honorable Microsoft Regional Director for CEE and a world class cybersecurity expert, consulting Customers all around the world.
In 2017, Paula graduated from Harvard Business School. She is a top speaker at conferences including Microsoft Ignite (she was rated No. 1 among 1,100 speakers at a conference with 26000 attendees), RSA (her speech was among top-rated sessions in 2022), Black Hat (she has been a regular speaker at Black Hat conferences all around the globe since 2017. In 2019, her presentation was voted best of Black Hat Asia 2019 Briefings), LEAP, Australian Cyber Conference, Hack in Paris or GISEC. Paula is known for her unique stage presence that is always well-received among diverse audiences, often gathering thousands of people!
Paula has 17 years of experience in the cybersecurity field, performing penetration tests, architecture consulting, trainings and seminars. Every year, before the pandemic, she took over 215 flights to provide security services, now she delivers tons of projects both online and onsite. Paula also creates security awareness programs for various organizations, including awareness sessions for top management. Paula is a member of the Technical Advisory Board at Royal Bank of Scotland – helping to keep its security at the highest level possible! What is more, Paula has access to a source code of Windows!
Jason Silva brings over 25 years of solutions and management experience to the industry. Currently serving as Senior Solutions Engineer for BeyondTrusts' Universal Privilege Management Platform, he uses this knowledge to help customers realize the value of our solutions throughout the product lifecycle. Earlier in his career, he found success as a software developer in a global consulting company and spent over four years managing IT and Regulatory Compliance in the banking industry.
Specialties: Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Group Policy, Pre and Post Sales Training, Sales Engineering, Enterprise Security Tools, Privileged Access Management