In a recent survey, two thirds of CISOs cited the increase in cloud service adoption, combined with a lack of strong security solutions, as the main reasons cloud services are the prime targets of attack. As organizations undergo digital and cloud transformation, CISOs and security officers are operating in a high stress environment caused by security, compliance, and manageability challenges.

In the past, authentication was a discreet decision with the purpose of securing a single access point. Today, the ability to utilize many different types of authentication—from passwordless authentication, to certificate based authentication, to adaptive and multi-factor authentication—is the foundation of a robust access management framework.

There are also many specific regulations that organizations need to follow in order to stay compliant, especially in the healthcare world, including HIPAA and ECPS, as well as others like GDPR. The need to be able to have true oversight and visibility into who is accessing which app, when, and how is key to compliance.

Our experts will be discussing how policy-based access combined with broad authentication methods are becoming critical security mechanisms in a Zero Trust world. They will present best practices for implementing an access management framework that can secure multiple access points in a distributed computing environment.

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Asaf Lerner
Director, Business Development & Channel Acceleration, Thales

Asaf Lerner brings with him over 20 years of swimming in the high IAM seas, serving in different positions in the industry, from R&D management, to PKI and Authentication Product Management and various market facing roles.  Located in Austin TX, Asaf runs IAM Business Development at Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing (formerly Gemalto/SafeNet) being in charge of creating market awareness of Thales’s IAM solutions, enhancing market partnerships and creating healthy channel work streams. He likes long distance running, cooking and thinks he’s good at Ping Pong.

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Carlos Garcia
Sr Principal Architect, Office of the CIO, Optum

Carlos has specialized in Identity and Access Management systems for the past 20 years. His experience has been in the architecture and implementation of large enterprise and consumer IAM systems. Most of his career has been spent designing and running the large scale IAM systems for UnitedHealth Group. His experience and leadership led him to work on unique challenges such as helping to stabilize and improve the 2013 troubled implementation of, as well as other state health exchanges. In his current role, he works in collaboration to drive the future technology state of UnitedHealth Group and has been a member of the Identity Defined Security Alliance Customer Advisory Board since 2017.

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Tom Bechtold
Director of Web Content, SecureWorld

Tom works with the vendor and practitioner communities to provide quality educational content for information security professionals. This includes forming a National Advisory Board of CISOs and Directors of Security from across North America, developing the SecureWorld web conference and digital marketing programs, and working with nationally-recognized industry thought leaders.