Privileged access has been one of the most complex issues organizations have had to address. Breaches of privileged access can have profound impact on IT infrastructure, expose large volumes of confidential data and cause devastating consequences for the business. The rapid evolution of the public cloud technologies in the past few years has introduced even more complexity and has challenged the existing methods and tools for securing privileged access. As a result, we are witnessing an exponential increase in cloud access breaches that leave terabytes of confidential data exposed and cost businesses billions of dollars every year.
In this talk, we will review key examples of how the growing public cloud ecosystems have re-defined privileged access security requirements which, in turn, created the need for new and innovative approaches to securing privileged access. We will also review the best practices for cloud privileged access governance that are already emerging and are being adopted by the industry leading organizations. We will conclude with recommendations for security professionals to help identify their cloud privileged access exposures and define a methodical approach for addressing this critical risk in their environments.
Speaker: Art Poghosyan
Art has spent nearly two decades of his professional career in Information Security. The first 8 years of his career Art spent at Big 4 firms, serving global enterprises across many industries. In 2010, Art co-founded Advancive, a market leading brand for Identity & Access Management (IAM) consulting and solutions implementation. Art led the company’s exponential growth and eventual acquisition by Optiv Security in 2016. At Optiv, Art built and launched Optiv’s first managed IAM service offering focused on Privileged Access Management (PAM). In 2018, Art left Optiv to start his next business venture, Britive, where he is serving as the CEO. Art is a frequent industry contributor, recognized for sponsorships and speaking engagements at events such as Identiverse, RSA Charge, ISSA LA Summit, and ISACA Orange County conference. He is a regular volunteer and contributor at (ISC)2 CISSP and ISSAP certification exam development workshops.