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10 Things You Should Know About PowerBroker Auditor for Active Directory

Posted February 21, 2012    Morgan Holm
  1. Rapid installation and minimal training with no reliance on native auditing tools
  2. Unmatched scalability and performance (“Our typical traffic volume is more than 1.5 million events per day and Blackbird has scaled-up effortlessly,” Josh Munn, Senior Systems Administrator, The University of Mississippi Medical Center)
  3. Real-time collection and alerting for active directory and group policy changes
  4. Centralized audit analysis and reporting with role based access control
  5. Fully contextualized auditing views (Shows results in plain English, including before-and-after states of every event)
  6. A Rollback button to undo changes
  7. Granular searching and reporting at the attribute level
  8. Complete security and compliance library with support for custom reports
  9. Seamless integration into native tools and other Blackbird solutions
  10. Report scheduling and automated delivery
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Adobe Patches Zero-Day Flaw Being Exploited in the Wild

Posted January 22, 2015    BeyondTrust Research Team

Earlier this week, French malware researcher Kafeine reported on a new Adobe Flash zero-day vulnerability that was being exploited in the wild using the latest versions of the Angler Exploit Toolkit. “Any version of Internet Explorer or Firefox with any version of Windows will get owned if Flash up to 16.0.0.287 (included) is installed and enabled”…

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Your Data Security Strategy Starts with Deploying a Least Privilege Model (part 2 of 2)

Posted January 22, 2015    Scott Lang

In last week’s blog, we talked about how controls and accountability must be put into place so that only the right folks can access data and the systems on which that data resides, and that employing a least privilege model helps to achieve that and more. We’re using conclusions and data from a recent report…

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Basic Blocking and Tackling for Defending Against Advanced Targeted Attacks

Posted January 22, 2015    Larry Brock

With football season at its pinnacle at both the college and professional levels, the best teams continually focus on the fundamentals that make them successful. In security, we need to do the same.  It is okay for us to have a few key plays, especially in certain industries where we have to focus on unique…

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