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.     

On Demand
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

  • Andrew Shikiar
    Andrew Shikiar
    Executive Director & CMO
    FIDO Alliance

    Andrew Shikiar is the Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer at FIDO Alliance, a global consortium working to create open standards and an interoperable ecosystem for simpler, stronger user authentication. He has deep experience in multi-stakeholder organizations, having previously led market development efforts for Tizen Association, LiMo Foundation and Liberty Alliance Project – and also helped structure and launch groups such as the Smart TV Alliance and Open Visual Communications Consortia. Shikiar additionally has held executive and managerial roles driving a variety of emerging initiatives at leading technology companies. Managerial roles at Sun Microsystems included PR and marketing leadership for the company's Java and identity management initiatives at their inception. Andrew was also a founding executive at Radical Communication, an early entrant in the interactive email & analytics market. Most recently, Andrew served as VP of Marketing & Business Development for machine learning pioneer BigML.

  • 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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