Ex-CIO of US DoD to Speak on Identity as Attack Vector @ RSA 2016

Teri Takai to Present 12pm Tuesday Session at Gurucul Booth #S2415


Teri Takai, former Executive Vice President and the CIO for Meridian Health Plan and its affiliated companies, has also served as the US Department of Defense CIO where she provided strategy, leadership and guidance to create a unified information management and technology vision. Prior to her federal political appointment, Ms. Takai worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 years. She has also served as CIO for the State of California, and was Director of the Michigan Department of Information Technology (MDIT) and CIO for the State of Michigan. She is currently on the board of First Net as well as a member of the technical advisory boards of Palo Alto Networks, Gurucul, and Haystax Technologies.

WHAT: Identity intersects with virtually every data source within IT infrastructures, and is even more critical in cloud application environments. Despite this fact, many organizations still rely on declarative legacy roles and manual processes to manage identities often resulting in excessive access risks and making the detection of outlier activity difficult. It’s no surprise that the majority of external attacks use some form of identity compromise to evade detection by existing defenses. Identity abuse also enables insiders to operate under the radar to exfiltrate data. In this session Ms. Takai will explain:

•  Why identity is a now a security perimeter and should be treated as a threat plane
•  How the compromise and misuse of identities are the root cause of most data breaches
•  How to reduce identity as a threat plane using identity access intelligence data science
•  How insider threats and hijacked accounts can be detected using user behavior analytics (UBA)

WHERE:      RSA Conference 2016, Gurucul Booth #S2415, South Expo, Moscone Center, San Francisco
WHEN:      Tuesday, March 1 at Noon Pacific Time
HOW:      To schedule a conversation with Teri Takai, please contact Marc Gendron at marc@mgpr.net or 781-237-0341.

About Gurucul
Gurucul is changing the way enterprises protect themselves against cyber fraud, insider threats and external intruders on-premises and in the cloud. The company’s user behavior analytics and identity access intelligence technology uses machine learning anomaly detection and predictive risk scoring algorithms to reduce the attack surface for accounts, unnecessary access rights and privileges, and to identify, predict and prevent breaches. Gurucul technology is used globally by organizations to detect insider threats, cyber fraud, IP theft, external attacks and more. The company is based in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit www.gurucul.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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