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The Few, The Proud, The Privileged: Controlling the Use of Administrator Passwords to Achieve Critical Security Control #12

  • Monday, January 26, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST (2015-01-26 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Scott Lang, G. Mark Hardy


  • BeyondTrust

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If you are like most agencies you are faced with the daily reality that compliance does not equal security. Yet that is the challenge you face when trying to eliminate admin privileges or get control over the use of shared administrator credentials. How do you attain least privilege to improve security while controlling and auditing shared account access to meet compliance objectives? And how do you accomplish all of this as efficiently as possible? Join G. Mark Hardy as he explores the challenges of controlling privileges to balance security and compliance requirements, what the range of options are and how BeyondTrust PowerBroker makes the process simpler and less risky.

Speaker Bios

G. Mark Hardy

G. Mark Hardy is the lead certified instructor for The SANS Institute's flagship leadership class, Security Leadership Essentials for Managers (MGT512), and teaches several other management and technical courses. He holds the GSLC, CISSP, CISM, and CISA certifications. As founder and president of National Security Corporation, he has been providing cybersecurity expertise to government, military and commercial clients for over 30 years. An internationally recognized expert, he has spoken at over 250 events worldwide. Hardy serves on the advisory board of CyberWATCH, an Information Assurance/Information Security Advanced Technology Education Center of the National Science Foundation. A retired U.S. Navy Captain, Hardy is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds bachelor's degrees in computer science and mathematics and master's degrees in business administration and strategic studies.

Scott Lang

Scott Lang has nearly 20 years of experience in technology product marketing, currently guiding the marketing strategy for BeyondTrust's privileged account management solutions. Prior to joining BeyondTrust, Scott was director of security solution marketing at Dell, formerly Quest Software, where he was responsible for global security campaigns, product marketing for identity and access management and Windows server management. A graduate of Ohio Northern University, Scott lives with his family in Columbus, Ohio. He can be reached on Twitter @scottinohio, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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