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Janel Schalk

Senior Director, Strategic Consulting and Access Management

Janel Schalk is the senior director of strategic consulting and access management for Optiv’s identity and access management (IAM) practice. In this role she focuses on building client and vendor relationships, providing strategic oversight to engagements, and building excellent teams through people leadership for North America and India based consultants and managers.

 

Keeping Credentials Safe: Worldwide in Real-Time

· By Janel Schalk ·

If you were to gather ten cyber security experts in a room and ask them what the most common threat actor access point is for today’s enterprise, every one of them will likely answer user credentials. Credentials have proven to be the weakest link in the cyber security industry. In fact, Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), demonstrates 81 percent of hacking-related breaches have leveraged stolen and/or weak passwords.

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The Fundamentals of Identity and Access Management

· By Janel Schalk ·

Identity and access management (IAM) is an exciting world filled with dreams of business enablement while reducing risks and implementing security policies and processes. However, it can be daunting to educate, prioritize, pick and implement solutions, and then maintain all of it with thoughtful governance.

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What to Consider Before Starting an IAM Initiative

· By Janel Schalk ·

nytime an organization implements a new solution or program, there are a number of things to understand and prepare in order to maximize success. Identity and Access Management (IAM) initiatives are complex and can have some of the largest organizational impacts of any program or service at a company. IAM programs involve people, processes and technologies from across the business.

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