Santa Clara, CA Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, today announced that General Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA, and security expert Bruce Schneier will present keynotes at Centrify Connect: The Identity Security Conference. Centrify Connect will take place on Wednesday, May 11th and Thursday, May 12th at the Park Central Hotel in New York. The two-day event includes in-depth content for both IT business leaders and technical personnel.

Attendees of Centrify Connect will meet to exchange ideas with peers across a network of organizations that depend on Centrify to secure against cyberthreats. Customer presentations will offer real-world perspective on securing identity across the enterprise. Centrify partners and industry and technology experts will hold open discussion around security best practices. Centrify Connect is also approved by ISC(2) for CPE credit toward CISSP certification.

With massive data breaches making headlines every day, this conference will be an invaluable identity security event. Compromised credentials are the leading point of attackused in data breaches, which means identity is the new security perimeter for all organizations. At Centrify Connect, attendees will learn how to minimize attack surfaces, thwart in-progress attacks, and achieve continuous compliance.

Conference sessions will include expert panels on:

  • Cloud app security
  • Securing outsourced IT
  • Best practices in Big Data security
  • Industry trends in mobile security
  • Multi-factor authentication (MFA) everywhere
  • Securing Mac and Mobile in the enterprise

The event will include technical tracks with in-depth content for implementing solutions that address some of IT’s biggest pain points: end-user and privileged user management, SaaS app provisioning, password sprawl, and mobile device provisioning. 

“Our goal is to help our customers get the most from Centrify across cloud, mobile and data center environments. Working together with our customers, we are defining a new era of security based on identity.  We’re excited to learn from our customer’s perspectives, as well as hear from both General Hayden and Bruce Schneier,” said Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify.

About Keynote and Industry Speakers

General Hayden is the former director of the CIA and the NSA. He was on the frontline of the war on terrorism and the growing cyber challenge, and a participant in some of the most telling events in American national security history.  He understands the dangers, risks, and potential rewards of the political, economic, and security situations facing the nation.

Bruce Schneier is one of the world’s leading computer security experts and has been described by The Economist as a “security guru.” Schneier is best known as a refreshingly candid and lucid security critic and commentator.

Andras Cser of Forrester Research is a leading expert on identity management, access management, privileged identity management, and more.  He covers cloud security and enterprise fraud management.

Centrify experts will discuss protecting both end users and privileged users across today’s hybrid IT world of cloud, mobile, and data center. The agenda includes solution showcases, business insights and fireside chats for IT and security leaders, tech insights, best practices sessions, and deep dives for technical contributors.

Registration is now open, visit for more information.

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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