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Identity Security in a Digital Age: Evolutions, Challenges, and Future Prospects

November 15, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AST

The digital age has brought about unparalleled convenience, connectivity, and opportunities. Yet, it also presents complex challenges in the realm of identity management and cybersecurity. Traditional perimeter-based security models are increasingly obsolete in today’s hybrid digital environments. The rise of cloud services, IoT devices, and mobile workforces necessitates a fresh approach to identity protection and management.

The evolving landscape has seen a shift towards identity-centric security frameworks, where understanding “who” is accessing “what” becomes central. With data breaches becoming more sophisticated and targeted, the importance of ensuring the right people have the right access to the right resources has never been more pronounced.

In this session, we will delve deep into the intricate world of identity protection and management:

  1. The Evolution of Identity in Business: Understand how digital identities have evolved from simple username-password combinations to multi-faceted profiles involving biometrics, behavioral patterns, and more.
  2. Trends and Threats: A deep dive into the latest trends in identity management, from self-sovereign identities to decentralized systems, and the associated threats like identity theft, impersonation, and man-in-the-middle attacks.
  3. Moving Beyond Perimeters: Explore how businesses are shifting from perimeter-based defenses to identity-centric security models, emphasizing continuous authentication and authorization.
  4. Strategies for Robust Identity Security and Management: Delve into best practices, tools, and strategies to manage and protect digital identities effectively, from multi-factor authentication to AI-driven behavior analysis.

Join us to discover:

  • The significance of identity in the modern digital landscape and its critical role in cybersecurity.
  • Insights into the current state of identity protection and management, emerging trends, and associated challenges.
  • Practical strategies and tools to enhance identity security in your organization.

Empower your organization with the knowledge and tools to navigate the complex world of digital identity in today’s rapidly evolving cyber landscape.

Meet the Speaker

Derek A. Smith

Founder, National Cybersecurity Education Center

Derek A. Smith is an expert at cybersecurity, cyber forensics, healthcare IT, SCADA security, physical security, investigations, organizational leadership and training. He is currently an IT Supervisor at the Internal Revenue Service. He is also owner of The Intercessors Investigative and Training Group ( Formerly, Derek worked for several IT companies including Computer Sciences Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton. Derek spent 18 years as a special agent for various government agencies and the military. He is also a cyber security professor at the University of Maryland, University College and Virginia University of Science and Technology and has taught for over 25 years. Derek is retired from the US Army and also served in the US Navy, and Air Force for a total of 24 years. He is completing his Doctorate Degree in Organizational Leadership and has completed an MBA, MS in IT Information Assurance, Masters in IT Project Management, and a BS in Education. Derek has written several books including Cybersense: The Leaders Guide to Protecting Critical Information, and its companion workbook, and he has contributed to several other books as an author and technical adviser.



November 15, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AST
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