Mark Speaking at BSides PDX on October 27

BSides Portland PKI Solutions

Join Mark B. Cooper, president and founder of PKI Solutions, at this year’s BSides PDX, a gathering of the most interesting infosec minds in Portland and the Pacific Northwest. Mark will give a special presentation on “The Secret to Secrets Management” on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 pm.

In his presentation, Mark will discuss the modern IT landscape and how it is filled with secrets: certificates, cryptocurrency wallets, SQL connection strings, storage account keys, passwords, and encryption keys. Getting a handle on secrets management is a top challenge. Mark will outline why a centralized approach to secrets management is vital for companies to protect their data and assets, while a poorly-managed security approach could lead to breaches, non-compliance, or outages.

Compromising secrets is one of the primary ways of hacking a system, according to CNBC. Mark will explain how to separate data from the secrets/keys that protect the data; provide specific ways for organizations to better store, manage, and protect their secrets; and walk through the do’s and don’ts of handling secrets. Currently, 87 percent of executives lack confidence in their organization’s level of cybersecurity, according to EY. To register for the conference, please visit

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