Privileged accounts: The weakest link in the ransomware attack chain? Webinars

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Privileged accounts: The weakest link in the ransomware attack chain? Webinars 

Wed March 30, 2022 11:34 AM

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Ransomware-as-a-service has lowered the barrier to entry for cybercriminals to deploy sophisticated attacks and collect cryptocurrency through extortion. The key to success for attacks is the compromise of privileged user accounts that unlock valuable, sensitive data that can be held for ransom. Yet, best practice privilege access management (PAM) is still elusive for companies and government entities of all sizes and levels of security maturity. Expired accounts, unnecessarily elevated privileges, and insider abuse are too common. Just being a little bit bad at PAM can expose you to an increased risk of ransomware attack success.
This webinar will focus on easy-to-implement PAM controls that can help you neutralize attacks by:

  • Enforcing the principle of just-in-time, just-enough privilege across systems, devices and services
  • Continuously auditing and discovering privilege accounts, removing unnecessary admin rights
  • Monitoring for policy violations and suspicious behavior
  • Moving passwords to the background to reduce user fatigue and improve security
  • Integrating PAM into a broader zero trust posture


Dinesh Jain, Product Management, IBM Security

Dinesh Jain is part of IBM Security division, working with Identity and Access Management (IAM) since 2004. As a domain expert and product manager for Security IAM, Dinesh is responsible for leading product strategy and roadmap for IBM Security Verify product portfolio. In his job role, Dinesh closely works with development, sales, marketing, customers, business partners and analysts for building the right product strategy and making customer deployments successful.

Patrick Ancipink, Product Marketing, IBM Security

Patrick is a senior product marketer with IBM Security and focused on data security and privileged access management. He has over two decades of diverse experience in enterprise software—from global leaders to disruptive start-ups--and works to ensure that customer-centric initiatives are the design point for technology solutions. After completing his education at Yale University, Patrick started his tech career in a mail room in Silicon Valley and found his way to Austin, TX, where he currently lives with his wife in happy denial about becoming empty nesters.


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