Access Management & Security

  • TYPE: Expert Talk DATE: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 TIME: 14:30-15:30 LOCATION: WINTERGARTEN
Expert Stage II

Privileged Access Management: Operational Burden or Enabler for Protection Against Targeted Attacks?

Securing the use of privileged accounts, i. e. service accounts, accounts used for administration and accounts having the ability to access critical data and perform unauthorized changes, is one of the basic security measures. However, the practice shows that the implementation of privileged access security is a challenge for many organizations and opens critical cyber security vulnerabilities. Within this presentation, the speaker will build a bridge between privileged access management and cyber security. The presentation is based on consulting experience in various organizations and will cover the following topics.

1. What challenges organizations typically face when securing privileged accounts usage? The presentation will address typical problems such as lack of account ownership, lack of central responsibility for privileged access management and accounts managed by service providers.

2. Why these challenges may lead to critical vulnerabilities used as a gateway for enabling cyber-attacks? The presentation will show typical cyber-attack scenarios and will elaborate on the usage of privileged accounts as a key method for achieving the goal of the attackers.

3. How privileged access security enables reasonable protection against targeted attacks? Targeted attacks are persistent in time, well-funded and use complex methods. Therefore a 100% protection is hardly possible and many organizations are looking for a reasonable balance between cyber security investments and remaining risk. The presentation will show the benefits of implementing privileged security controls such as administration tiering, password & session management for significantly reducing the probability of cyber security attacks in a reasonable way. The relation between preventive and detective cyber controls as well as a strategy for focusing the cyber security efforts to protection of key assets will be presented.

Key takeaways:
1. What challenges organizations typically face when securing privileged accounts usage?
2. Why these challenges may lead to critical vulnerabilities used as a gateway for enabling cyber-attacks?
3. How privileged access security enables reasonable protection against targeted attacks?


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Munich, Germany

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European Identity & Cloud Conference 2019

Language:
English
Registration fee:
€2100.00 $2625.00 S$3360.00 23100.00 kr
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Contact person:

Mr. Levent Kara
lk@kuppingercole.com
  • May 14 - 17, 2019 Munich, Germany