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Centrify Becomes a Member of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)

Centrify expands the ICIT’s growing expertise in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats

January 19, 2016

Santa Clara, CA Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, today announced that it has become a member of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) Fellows Program. Centrify Senior Director of Federal Greg Cranley has been named an ICIT fellow, adding to the Institute's growing expertise in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats. By joining ICIT as a fellow, Centrify has a leadership role in advising the nation’s lawmakers, federal agency decision makers and critical infrastructure sector stakeholders. 

Centrify has already contributed to several ICIT publications and briefings, including speaking at the ICIT Senate Briefing: Hacking Hospitals, to address the growing threats facing healthcare organizations. Attendees included agencies from the Department of Veterans Affairs, State, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services and the Intelligence Community. Attendees gained clarity on today’s expanding attack surface as well as technologies that can help improve security.

“Health care is complex because there are large numbers of payers, patients and providers that require access to digital data. The system is plagued with too many people having too many passwords and too much privilege to health care and patient records. All of this creates a large risk surface,” said Cranley. “This large risk surface makes data ripe for theft for fraudulent use, including making false benefit claims and selling records of patients so that they could be targeted by unscrupulous drug and or medical device providers.”

As a fellow, Centrify will contribute to the Institute’s upcoming thought leadership initiatives, including speaking at an upcoming ICIT Fellow Meeting in February entitled, “Operational Innovation: A New Approach to the Threat Landscape,” and ICIT’s Critical Infrastructure Forum focused on the resiliency and enablement of the nation’s critical infrastructures in April.

“Organizations are facing an epidemic of poorly managed credentials at a time when users demand anytime, anywhere access to the dozens of systems and applications they use on a daily basis,” said Parham Eftekhari, co-founder and senior fellow of the ICIT. “Leadership is needed on this important aspect of cybersecurity, which is why the ICIT is thrilled to partner with Centrify.”

About ICIT

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology is a non-partisan think-tank providing objective advisement on cybersecurity and technology issues to the House and Senate, federal agencies and critical infrastructure sector stakeholders. ICIT Fellows contribute their expertise and cutting edge research to legislative briefs and other publications as well as participate in legislative briefings and speaking engagements to help educate our Nation's technology leaders. For more information please visit www.ICITech.org.

About Centrify

Centrify is the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats that target today’s hybrid IT environment of cloud, mobile and on-premises. The Centrify Identity Platform protects against the leading point of attack used in data breaches ― compromised credentials — by securing an enterprise’s internal and external users as well as its privileged accounts. Centrify delivers stronger security, continuous compliance and enhanced user productivity through single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, mobile and Mac management, privileged access security and session monitoring. Centrify is trusted by over 5000 customers, including more than half of the Fortune 50. 

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