In February 2014, the Council on Cyber Security released version 5.0 of the Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense, its Top 20 Critical Security Controls. And today we’ll be hosting a webinar to help security professionals better understand the relationship between the Critical Security Controls (CSCs) and privileged accounts. For those of you who are unfamiliar, the CSCs are a recommended set of actions for cyber defense that provide specific and actionable ways to thwart the most pervasive attacks.
The CSCs are developed and maintained by the Council, an international, grass-roots consortium which includes a broad range of companies – government agencies, institutions, and individuals from every part of the ecosystem – who have banded together to create, adopt, and support the Controls.. The CSCs, while important, are useless if organizations don’t fully understand them. For this reason, we’ve teamed up with Eric Noonan, CEO of CyberSheath, to host a webinar that will help organizations navigate the CSCs and discuss best practices.
Privileged accounts, which are exploited in 100% of advanced attacks, are a major issue addressed by the CSCs, with privilege highlighted as critical to preventing attackers from exploiting the network. Eric and I will show attendees how to manage these accounts to reduce the risk of a harmful attack.
Specifically, we’ll cover:
- Understanding controls and their impact on your business
- How to start with quick wins and establish priorities
- Why focusing on admin privileges is key
- What steps are needed to implement solutions with minimal impact
This webinar is great for anyone and you can register for free through this link.
Hope to speak with you at 2 p.m. today!