11:30 – 11:45 Lunch and good of the order

11:45 – 12:00 OWASP News and notes

12:00 – 1:00 Featured presentation: Administering Responsibly with Dan Conrad

Managing elevated and shared access credentials is one of the biggest challenges facing complex heterogeneous organizations today. Administrators must be able to access the systems they manage with sufficient rights to do their jobs, but organizations must control that access to ensure security and regulatory compliance. The days of administrators sharing accounts and passwords and operating without auditing are gone (or they should be).

Large enterprises face unique challenges. They too must control the use of elevated privileges, but they need to find ways to enhance authentication for these accounts to meet mandates while still enabling administrators to administer. Even with multifactor authentication to “check out” a privileged account or session, we still need to take steps to mitigate potential account compromises–making sure the admin that authenticated today is still who they say they are. We’ve come to the point where we need to continuously analyze administration by watching normal behavior and comparing it to current behavior – with real-time in-line remediation to add a powerful layer of risk mitigation.

Join us for an interactive discussion regarding privilege elevation and discuss the technologies available to assist in mitigating vulnerabilities tied to privileged access.