October 19, 2010

The Privileged Challenge
Michael Wrightson, Cyber-Ark Software


IT security managers have spent billions of dollars in securing the parameters of their organizations to keep out those who would bring harm to their internal networks. However in recent years, there is more awareness around a particularly insidious threat. It's the insider threat. According to CERT, of the insiders who have either maliciously or accidently exposed critical information on a network; 90% percent of them were given administrative rights to critical systems.

Cyber-Ark will present a discussion on this very serious problem that EVERY organization faces. This presentation called "The'Privileged' Challenge" will discuss how the threat manifests itself, how widespread it is, who typically perpetrates these serious crimes and the best practices for protecting your organization. 


About the Speaker
After earning his degree in 1995, Michael joined Carrier Corporation in Syracuse, New York, as a Sr. Messaging Analyst. Michael lead the drive in implementing 18,000 desktops of cc:Mail worldwide and then later the conversion to Microsoft Exchange Server.

In 2000, Michael joined Discus Data where he sold software solutions that helped companies better manage Microsoft Exchange Server. Michael then moved to Aelita Software based in Columbus, Ohio, which was in 2004 acquired by Quest Software. At Quest/Aelita, Michael specialized in identity and access management software solutions. Michael then became manager of all the pre-sales engineers in the Northeast region for Quest Software. In 2006 Michael left a successful career at Quest and moved to a startup specializing in data classification based in Alpharetta, Georgia.

In September 2009 Michael joined Cyber-Ark Software, the market leader in enterprise privileged identity management and a visionary in highly sensitive data security. Today, Michael serves the Manager of Channels for the east coast region of the United States and the Caribbean. Michael manages the relationship between Cyber-Ark and its regional partners such as DLT Solutions, Fishnet Security, Cadre Information Security, Gotham Technology Group and many others.



 Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

October 19, 2010 6:30 PM

Government Printing Office
Room A138
732 N. Capitol St.
Washington, DC, 20401

Click here for details

Note that ID is required for security.  Must pass through metal detector and bags will be x-rayed. Each guest must pass through a metal detector.  The guards will then take him or her to a reception area for ID check. The ID will be exchanged for a visitor badge, and the guest can then be escorted to the meeting room.