Identity as the New Perimeter – Here’s How You Can Adapt and Protect Your Organization


81% of the attacks used stolen credentials. 86% of passwords are terrible. And as the CISO of your organization, you are responsible for keeping your enterprise safe; even while the majority of users and system accounts are working against you. Data is leaving the four walls of your data center and going to the cloud at an alarming rate. What could possibly go wrong?

In this talk, we will provide real-world examples and how to apply both traditional and new security controls/tools to help secure your environment. Recommendations like how to prevent external threats like account takeovers and internal threats like cached credentials and password reuse.

The new perimeter is identities whether you are still on-premise or in the cloud, so learn how to better protect your organization and minimize the likelihood that your company becomes the Next Big Breach.

Bio: Jack Nichelson has committed himself to leading IT initiatives within government, financial, and manufacturing sectors. As the Chief Information Security Officer for MRK Technologies, Jack offers nearly 20 years’ experience complemented with experience instructing and mentoring. Jack earned the recognition as one of the “People Who Made a Difference in Security” by the SANS Institute and received the CSO50 award for connecting security initiatives to business value. He holds an Executive MBA from Baldwin-Wallace University and a bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University and is an adviser for Baldwin-Wallace’s state winner Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) team. He is certified in the following: CISSP, GCIH, GSLC, CRISC, CCNP, CCDA, CCNA and VCP.