Virtual Custom Event

Okta Blind Whisk(e)y Tasting Event

Duration: 90 Minutes

Aleksei Denisov, Sr. Security Engineer, Splunk

Aleksei Denisov, Sr. Security Engineer at Splunk will share the challenges they faced along with their buyer journey and the business value they were able to realize with their ASA deployment..

Designed for Scale and Flexibility – Splunk Automates Identity for a Multi-Cloud Infrastructure

Wednesday April 14, 3:00-4:30 PM PT

To keep the pace with changing technology, organizations are expediting strategic IT and security initiatives. The resulting acceleration of cloud adoption has contributed to an increase in investment of  Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provided by cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure.

Given the complexity of cloud security along with the urgency to scale faster, the need to control and manage access to company resources has never been higher. But addressing each point of vulnerability with a different security application only increases complexity and the subsequent burden on IT resources, slowing down your operation rather than speeding it up.

Please join us for an exclusive Virtual Roundtable that will feature Splunk as they share their strategy on how they are addressing dynamic cloud security in public clouds and for SaaS applications. We’ll examine the business value of having a single, unified Integrated Access Management (IAM) system that brings all of a company’s servers alongside its applications under a single, secure umbrella of identity-based authorization and management.



Ben Sabrin, Vice President, Advanced Server Access, Okta

Topics of discussion:

  • Zero Trust in practice – how Splunk was able to mitigate the risk of unauthorized access by eliminating SSH keys and enforcing strict role-based access controls for just-in-time access matched with ephemeral credentials for a seamless end-user experience.
  • Centralizing access controls to servers by automating the end-to-end lifecycle of local server user and group accounts under a single directory.
  • How automated server enrollment into Terraform supports their multi-cloud environment, making every actionable event an API, allowing for custom workflows to streamline time-consuming manual tasks.

Following the discussion Richard Beeson, Whisk(e)y Ambassador, will lead a complimentary blind whisk(e)y tasting along with trivia and a chance to win a full size bottle of the winning whisk(e)y.


Richard Beeson, Whisk(e)y Ambassador

Richard has built a reputation as a spirits and beer expert in the restaurant and distribution industry over the past fifteen years. He has been involved in importing both Irish whiskey and Scotch whisky and expanding distribution of Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the Northeast region. He started his career tending bar in the pubs of the Boston area and worked to cultivate a dedicated whisk(e)y selection and following as he has moved from the restaurant industry to distribution.

Your Whisk(e)y Ambassador for the tasting, Richard Beeson, has traveled to Ireland, Mexico, Germany, and throughout the US to study distillation and brewing. After making the switch from the restaurant industry to the distribution world in 2013, Richard worked with the new wave of Irish craft distillers to break into the US market, as well as Scotch whisky importers with unique bottlings, and small to large US distilleries looking to capitalize on what became a global boom.

In 2017 he opened his own small whisk(e)y pub in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts. The Keep boasts one of the largest and most diverse selections of whisk(e)y in the state. You can find Richard there most nights, finicking over new bottles and searching for the next interesting dram of what is known as “the water of life.”

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