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CyberArk Addresses Privileged Account Threat for Industrial Control Systems at Cyber Security for the Chemical Industry USA Event

September 27, 2012

Session to Discuss the Emergence of Privileged Accounts as Primary Industrial Control Attack Target; Provide Best Practices in Securing Against Latest Cyber-Threats

NEWTON, Mass. - September 27, 2012 - Cyber-Ark® Software, the leading global information security provider for protecting and managing privileged accounts and sessions, critical applications and sensitive information, today announced details of its presentation at the Cyber Security for the Chemical Industry USA Conference. The event is a forum of IT security focused meetings for the chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries that aims to help organizations secure their operational systems from increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks.

In his session, “Securing, Managing and Monitoring Privileged Account and User Access to Industrial Control Systems,” Cyber-Ark’s Michael Marino will discuss how privileged accounts have emerged as the primary target for cyber-attackers, and why chemical organizations that fail to protect these accounts - that exist in both IT and operational infrastructure -- leave themselves vulnerable. C-level executives and IT professionals in attendance will learn how to secure privileged access to protect their critical infrastructure and meet compliance regulations.

Who: Michael Marino, vice president system engineers, Americas at Cyber-Ark Software

What: Securing, Managing and Monitoring Privileged Account and User Access to Industrial Control Systems - Many times organizations neglect the management of their most privileged administrative accounts which grant system-wide access to critical and sensitive systems. Often, these accounts are shared or used by multiple parties within the organization as well as third-parties who support the infrastructure, leaving the organization open to a wide variety of internal and external threats. In order to create a more secure environment, this session will cover best practices for proper management, monitoring and audit of these privileged accounts which exist across IT, critical networks and facilities.

When: The Cyber Security for the Chemical Industry USA Conference runs September 27-28. The Cyber-Ark session is scheduled for Friday, September 28 at 9:30 a.m. CDT.

Where: The event takes place at the Renaissance Houston Hotel in Houston, Texas.

To learn more about the Cyber Security for the Chemical Industry USA Event, visit and follow updates from the event on Twitter @CyberArk.

About Cyber-Ark

Cyber-Ark® Software is a global information security company that specializes in protecting and managing privileged users, sessions, applications and sensitive information to improve compliance, productivity and protect organizations against insider threats and advanced external threats. With its award-winning Privileged Identity Management, Sensitive Information Management and Privileged Session Management Suites, organizations can more effectively manage and govern data center access and activities, whether on-premise, off-premise or in the cloud, while demonstrating returns on security investments. Cyber-Ark works with nearly 1,100 customers, including more than 35 percent of the Fortune 100. Headquartered in Newton, Mass., Cyber-Ark has offices and authorized partners in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit

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