In enterprises, business risks and IT risks are tightly coupled. Identity platforms like Active Directory and Azure AD are at the core of enterprise access control and management. Preventing threat actors from bypassing the security and auditing controls of your identity platforms is vital to meeting governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) demands.

In this session, Steve Walker, Principal Partner Solutions Engineer at Semperis, will discuss:

  • Why identity is at the core of successful GRC management
  • How cyber threats target identity to infiltrate organizations
  • Why identity threat detection and response (ITDR) is necessary
  • The key phases of a robust ITDR + GRC strategy

Steve Walker, Principal Partner Solutions Engineer at Semperis, has helped build global platforms for some of the world’s largest organizations. He was a member of Product Engineering at Microsoft, where he worked on perhaps the best-known software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution platform: Office365. Steve was also the primary technical resource behind Fortune #1’s move to the Microsoft cloud. Through this expertise, Steve formed a keen awareness of the systemic risks inherent in today’s hybrid identity environments. Organizations of all sizes depend on Microsoft Active Directory (AD), which underpins the vast majority of today’s technology stacks. In his role at Semperis, Steve now helps global organizations protect their AD environments from ransomware and other cyberattacks.