A Flexible, Simplified Way to Protect Privileged Accounts in Unix & Linux

Derek A. Smith, Founder, National Cybersecurity Education Center

About this White Paper

5 steps to better manage and protect Unix/Linux accounts

In Unix and Linux environments, privileged accounts, such as root, can grant a help desk technician (who simply needs to unlock a password) full administrative rights, which can be misused. And, since credentials are often shared, this risk can quickly spiral out of control. This white paper will help you improve security, auditability, and compliance across your Unix and Linux environment. Gain insights on how to:

  • Maintain visibility and control by discovering privileged account changes made in your network
  • Audit and analyze privilege account activity to understand how they are being used
  • Spot unusual behaviors that may indicate a breach or privileged account misuse
  • Demonstrate compliance with policies and regulations

Download the white paper and learn clear, modular steps your organization can start taking today to mitigate the security risks of Unix / Linux privileged accounts.


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.