with Stephen M. Wallace, Systems Innovation Scientist, Emerging Technology Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
Agency modernization, expanding cloud deployments, and distributed workforces create new planes of privilege for adversaries to exploit. When designing the future state of The Defense Department’s complex enterprise network, a least-privilege approach is critical to keep pace with adversaries and lower your attack surface. With users and devices now accessing critical information, systems, and applications from anywhere, the mindset must be to never trust, always verify, and only allow privileged access when needed or contextual parameters are met.
BeyondTrust, MG Joe Brendler, US Army (Ret.), and Stephen M. Wallace, Systems Innovation Scientist, Emerging Technology Directorate, to understand why Privileged Access Management (PAM) is integral to secure the adoption of emerging initiatives across the government.
These cyber leaders discussed:
Mr. Stephen Wallace is Systems Innovation Scientist for the Emerging Technologies (EM) Directorate at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Wallace focuses on delivering innovative processes, services, and capabilities across the agency. The EM Directorate develops, executes, prioritizes, and collaborates EM-based needs such as browser isolation, Software Defined Networking and Assured Identity.
MG (ret.) Joseph Brendler is a senior executive and thought leader with more than 30 years of experience managing large organizations specializing in delivery of information technology (IT), networks, and cybersecurity solutions. He has led strategic and tactical planning; engineering and operations; budget, program, and contract management; change management; partnership development; and service delivery. Clients benefit immensely from MG Brendler’s technical, organizational, strategic, and administrative expertise and experience.
Josh has more than 20 years in IT experience and has architected identity and privilege access management solutions for over 3 million user accounts. He joined BeyondTrust in 2018 as a Senior Solutions Engineer and was quickly selected to lead the team. Prior to BeyondTrust, he was a senior Solutions architect for Quest Software. He began his career by founding a managed service provider (MSP) at 12. He held multiple industry certifications by 14, making him the youngest in the nation to do so. That MSP went on to become successful, and ultimately his launching point into Public Sector architecture and support.