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Passwords: A Hacker’s Best Friend

Posted September 1, 2015    Larry Brock

After all the years of talk about biometrics and multi-factor authentication, we still have passwords and will likely have them for a long time. Because many “high risk” systems require complex passwords (zk7&@1c6), most people that use them believe their passwords are secure. But they aren’t.

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6 things I like about Gartner’s Cyber Resiliency Strategy

Posted August 27, 2015    Nigel Hedges

There were 6 key principles, or recommendations, that Gartner suggested were important drivers towards a great cyber resiliency posture. I commented more than once during the conference that many of these things were not new. They are all important recommendations that are best when placed together and given to senior management and the board – a critical element of organisations that desperately need to “get it”.

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Why Customers Choose PowerBroker: Flexible Deployment Options

Posted August 26, 2015    Scott Lang

BeyondTrust commissioned a study of our customer base in early 2015 to determine how we are different from other alternatives in the market. What we learned was that there were six key differentiators that separate BeyondTrust from other solution providers in the market. We call it the PowerBroker difference,

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On Demand Webinar: Security Risk of Mac OS X in the Enterprise

Posted August 20, 2015    BeyondTrust Software

In the last several years, Mac administrators have come to realize that they may be just as vulnerable to exploits and malware as most other operating systems. New malware and adware is released all the time, and there have been serious vulnerabilities patched by Apple in the past several years, some of which may afford attackers full control of your systems.

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Where to begin? A 7-step strategy to achieving complete privileged account management

Posted August 19, 2015    Scott Lang

Customers in the throes of deploying their privileged account management solutions often ask us, “What’s next?” Whether it is a greenfield deployment, an expanding BeyondTrust footprint or a competitive switch-out, having a plan – a target end state – is essential.

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Emergency Microsoft Internet Explorer Security Update MS15-09315

Posted August 18, 2015    BeyondTrust Research Team

Microsoft released an out-of-band patch to address a critical vulnerability that affects all versions Internet Explorer. It should be noted that Windows 10 is also affected due to its default installation of IE 11.

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IT Auditing 2.0: Changing Your Definition of an Audit

Posted August 18, 2015    Nick Cavalancia

Learn how to properly define auditing, what kinds of detail auditors require so you can successfully pass an audit, and what kind of expectation you should have when it comes to proper time frame to address audits – all when using a 2.0 definition of an IT Audit.

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PowerBroker Auditor: An “impressive set of flexible and tightly integrated auditing tools.”

Posted August 17, 2015    Scott Lang

The KuppingerCole Executive View reviews the products in the Suite – including PowerBroker Auditor for Active Directory, Exchange, File System and SQL, as well as PowerBroker Recovery for Active Directory – including our business strategy, strengths and weaknesses.

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The Truth about Mac OS X Security in the Enterprise

Posted August 14, 2015    Dave Shackleford

In the last several years, Mac administrators have come to realize that they may be just as vulnerable to exploits and malware as most other operating systems.

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Patch Tuesday MS15-078

August 2015 Patch Tuesday

Posted August 11, 2015    BeyondTrust Research Team

August brings with it another hefty Patch Tuesday containing 14 bulletins in total. As usual, Internet Explorer and Office patch their monthly dose of memory corruption vulnerabilities, while more atypical vulnerabilities present themselves in forms ranging from Cross-Site Scripting to command line parsing.

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