In this session, we will delve into an imperative world of implementing Zero Trust principles to strengthen endpoint security and prevent lateral movement. Zero trust is often tied to identity access but in nutshell we can apply these principles or components of it to also secure our endpoints. With cybersecurity challenges evolving, it is important for institutions to adopt a proactive approach and zero trust stands out a key strategy to protect the systems.

Securing Endpoints:
We will cover some of the many key strategies listed below which can be implemented in a higher education setting, sharing UFV's experience in better securing the endpoints, and reducing the threat landscape for lateral movement:

    1. Limiting the Local Admin Rights
    2. Application Control through AppLocker
    3. Account Separation and Admin Workstation Hardening (e.g. RDP restrictions, enforced MFA, ASR)
    4. Endpoint Firewall
    5. Implementing LAPS
    6. Least Privilege

Join us to get insights into some of the challenges you may come across and ways it can be tackled.

Summit Speaker

Jaskiran Mangat

Security Analyst, University of the Fraser Valley

Jaskiran is a Security Analyst at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). She brings over 5 years of experience in higher education IT to her role. Throughout her career, she has acquired comprehensive knowledge across various technology domains, with a specialized focus on cybersecurity. In her current position, Jaskiran plays a crucial role in safeguarding UFV's assets from emerging threats, responding to cybersecurity incidents. Her responsibilities extend to proactive management of UFV's digital infrastructure.

Jaskiran is an avid learner, consistently honing her skills through continuous learning. Outside of office, she often spends time on creative hobbies like writing and painting.

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Technology Track

Session Format
Speaker Presentation (45 minutes)