Session #6: Broken Authentication: Strategies for Incident Response, Prevention & Mitigation
Description: While ransomware is the latest and certainly the most pressing threat facing government agencies today, it’s not the only way attackers are going after public entities. Security leaders at government agencies need strategies that help mitigate common and timely attacks, and fast, to get ahead of threat actors today – as well as for whatever strategies these attackers turn to tomorrow. With the use of stolen credentials and phishing as the top two causes of breaches across industries in 2019, it’s unsurprising to see the impact that successful people-oriented attacks can have across the attack chain. As the cat and mouse game continues, public security professionals must juggle ransomware mitigation alongside a growing list of threats and limited resources to prioritize protecting against this landscape.
Expected Outcome: In this talk, Sami Laine, Director of Technology Strategy at Okta, will talk through the impact of broken authentication on state and local governments, break down common attack types, and discuss strategies that can help agencies to protect their organizations.
Intended Audience: State and Local Government Security Leaders