When password management comes to mind, most managers think of their own personal passwords or end-users. Passwords used to access the network or email systems. But there is another set of passwords that is at the heart of the enterprise operation; passwords that access the massive network of servers, network devices, security and other infrastructure that is central to the communications network of a company. Every day, IT administrators are logging-on to these critical infrastructure points, frequently with ROOT and ADMINISTRATOR privileges, for routine maintenance, repair and application of the most updated security patches. Administrative privileges are required for emergency and disaster recovery scenarios, points when passwords must be prompt and readily available in the time sensitive circumstances. Administrators have the best intentions, but the more the passwords exchange hands or remain unchanged, then the greater the likelihood of a security breach. Enterprises have gone to great lengths to educate end-users to help them choose and manage passwords. Due to the high sensitivity of administrator passwords, it goes without saying that the same security precautions apply. However, there are several additional security measures that need to be addressed since administrative user rights are extremely powerful, and thus call for an extra level of caution and security. In this session, Philip Lavoie of Cyber-Ark will educate attendees on how to establish a password control and change management programs.
Philip Lavoie has been in the security industry for 7 years having worked with RSA Security, an industry leader in computer security. During this time he has had a strong focus on authentication, encryption and access control. While at RSA Security, Phil often spoke on topics such as single sign-on, two-factor authentication and digital signatures. His authentication experience includes Public Key Infrastructure, biometrics, smartcards/tokens and passwords. Currently Phil is the Mid-West regional sales manager for Cyber-Ark Software where his authentication focus is on the sharing of privileged user credentials and password management.
IIT Rice Campus Room 103 201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187-8489Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
The IIT 19-acre campus is located just northeast of the intersection of Naperville and Butterfield roads in south Wheaton's Danada development. The campus is three miles west of the Butterfield Road interchange of the North-South Tollway (I-355) and two miles north of the Naperville Road interchange of the East-West Tollway ( I-88).
From the North or South:
From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3-1/2 miles on Butterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north entrance.
From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway):
Take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.
From the East or West:
From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Naperville Road and continue north for 1.5 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left onto East Loop Road, (Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building.
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