ALE CENTRAL MTG. for Thurs., August 16th, 2012

Filed at 10:58 am under by Ruscetta

The feature presentation for our ALE Central Meeting
at 7:30pm on Thursday, August 16th, 2012 will be:

Grant but Control,
Trust but Verify

with John E. Kimberly,
SE Region Systems Engineer,
Centrify Corporation

– The presentation will focus on the use of Active Directory
to seamlessly provide access to non-Windows platforms,
including most versions of UNIX / Linux, MAC’s, iPhones,
iPads and Androids, and then use specific Active Directory
GPO’s to control that access and manage the rights and
elevated privileges on those systems. Once complete,
the administrator can easily validate access to systems,
confirm elevated privileges and audit what users do with
elevated privileges, thereby delivering data and system
security, and regulatory compliance.

– John E. Kimberly has a 32 year career in the UNIX and
“open systems” world, in a wide variety of positions at
companies like Dun & Bradstreet, Siemens Information
Systems Worldwide and the Georgia Technology Authority.
He holds certifications in Redhat Linux as an RHCE, Sun
Microsystems as a Hardware, Network and Systems
Engineer, AIX Certified Specialist, VMWare, as well as
experience in system security, threat prevention and
platform hardening from SANS International. For the past
15 years, he has been in the area of Enterprise Architecture
and Disaster Recovery, with additional focus in systems
and data security. Today, he is the Southeastern Region
Sr. System Engineer for Centrify Corporation, which
provides seamless integration for non-Windows platforms
with Active Directory, for access, elevated privilege
management, and license compliance auditing.

– Centrify delivers integrated software and cloud-based
solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to
cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications
by leveraging the infrastructure organizations already own.
From the data center and into the cloud, more than 4000
organizations, including over 40% of the Fortune 50, rely
on Centrify’s identity consolidation and privilege management
solutions to reduce IT expenses, strengthen security and
meet license compliance requirements. Customers come
to Centrify for a variety of services including:
– IT Security
– MAC Security Management
– IT License Compliance & Auditing
– Mobile Security Management
– UNIX & Linux Identity Management
– SAP & Web Single Sign On
– Windows Server Auditing
– SAMBA and NFSv4 integration

The meeting will be held at Emory Law School in our
usual Gambrel Hall, room 1C venue.
Our meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:20pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found at

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