Preventing Credential Theft & Account Takeovers

Breaches that expose passwords and grant cyber attackers access to privileged user accounts are now so common that users greet the news with more shrugs than shock, and security experts advise to "assume user credentials have been exposed." Yet, these attacks can be as catastrophic as they are commonplace.  Stolen credentials and account takeovers are the footholds cybercriminals use to launch all manner of attacks -- from financial fraud and virtual currency theft, to data breaches and cyber espionage. In this webinar learn how these bread-and-butter cyberattacks work and how to bolster your defenses against them.     

Tue, Mar 10, 2020 10:00 AM PDT / 01:00 PM EDT
1h 00min

When you attend this webinar, you will:

  • Learn where your credentials are most vulnerable to compromise (and why users falling for phishing messages are only the start of your problems)
  • Get a guide through the anatomy of an account takeover attack
  • See where innovations in multi-factor authentication can help protect against identity-related threats like these
  • Discover tools and techniques to harden your defenses against credential theft and account takeovers

Featured Speakers

  • Allan Alford
    Allan Alford
    NNT Data Services

    Allan Alford is Delivery CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) at NTT Data Services, governing all security concerns for delivered IT and business services. With 20+ years in IT and Engineering, Alford formerly served as CISO at Mitel, Forcepoint and Polycom. Alford has managed security strategy and led compliance with various frameworks and regulatory requirements such as NIST CSF, GDPR, ISO 27001, DFARS and others. Alford secured Mitel’s enterprise and UCaaS environments and served at Pearson as Product Information Security Officer, where he created the security practice for a company-wide cloud transformation program. Alford also built and led the product security program at Polycom, integrating it fully into the product delivery process. Alford gives back to the security community via his Defense in Depth podcast – a weekly show that focuses each episode on a relevant topic in information security - and by authoring articles and speaking at conferences and summits. Alford holds a master's degree in Information Systems & Security, a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on leadership and a CISM certification.

  • Hormazd Romer
    Hormazd Romer
    VP of Product Marketing

    Hormazd Romer is the VP of Product Marketing at Yubico and brings a wealth of enterprise expertise with a focus on security solutions. He has been a frequent speaker at industry events, tradeshows, and webinars, and is often cited in the press for his insights on the latest trends in enterprise security. Hormazd has played a key role in bringing leading security solutions to market, which included growing the Oracle Identity Management business from early start to industry leader, and managing Symantec’s $1B enterprise infrastructure security product portfolio. Hormazd most recently served as CMO at LogicHub, a provider of an automation platform for security operations. Previously, he held senior management positions at Accellion, Symantec, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems. Hormazd received his Bachelors of Mathematics degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

  • Sara Peters
    Sara Peters
    Senior Editor
    Dark Reading

    Sara Peters is Senior Editor at Dark Reading and formerly the editor-in-chief of Enterprise Efficiency. Prior that she was senior editor for the Computer Security Institute, writing and speaking about virtualization, identity management, cybersecurity law, and a myriad of other topics. She authored the 2009 CSI Computer Crime and Security Survey and founded the CSI Working Group on Web Security Research Law -- a collaborative project that investigated the dichotomy between laws regulating software vulnerability disclosure and those regulating Web vulnerability disclosure.

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