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 and CQURE Academy, which she established back in 2008. She is also an Enterprise Security MVP, honorable Microsoft Regional Director, and a world-class cybersecurity expert, consulting Customers worldwide. In 2017, Paula graduated from Harvard Business School. She delivers keynotes and sessions at the biggest world conferences such as RSA, Black Hat, Microsoft Ignite, SecTor Canada, Australian Cyber Conference, GISEC, GITEX, LEAP, and many others. She is often a top-rated speaker, including being chosen the No. 1 Speaker at Microsoft Ignite (among 1,100 speakers at a conference with 26,000 attendees) and at Black Hat Asia 2019. At the RSA Conference, two of her sessions were among the top 5 best rated. Paula is known for her unique stage presence that is always well-received among diverse audiences, often gathering thousands of people!
Paula has over 19 years of experience in the cybersecurity field, performing penetration tests, architecture consulting, trainings, and seminars. Every year, she takes over 200 flights to provide cybersecurity services for CQURE’s Customers. Paula and her Team also design security awareness programs for various organizations, including awareness sessions for top management. Together, they create various security tools (CQTools) supporting penetration tests, incident response, and forensics, which are shared with the community. Paula is a member of the Technical Advisory Board at the Royal Bank of Scotland/Natwest. And to top it all off, she has access to the source code of Windows!
Jason Silva is a Senior Solutions Architect focused in Privilege Access Management (PAM), Identity and Access Management (IAM), and Least Privilege. Jason brings over 25 years of experience in solutions management to BeyondTrust's Privileged Access Management Solutions enforcing Privileged Password Management and Privileged Session Management, Privileged Endpoint Management, and Secure Remote Access which utilizes a single pane of glass for all management aspects including Automated Account Discovery, Privileged Management and Elevation, Audit and Compliance, and Reporting.