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February, 2011

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Gimme Shelter … From Governance, Risk & Compliance Issues

Posted February 28, 2011    Peter McCalister

In the on-going debate of best rock band ever between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, I have, and will ever, fall into the Stones camp. With that said, this is a least privilege forum so I need to endeavor to stick to the subject at hand as Keith’s guitar wails in the background and Mick’s vocal starts “Oh, a storm is threatening.”

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Use Me (Or My Password)

Posted February 25, 2011    Peter McCalister

Wednesday’s car ride prompts a Classic Rock play list on the iPod and what do you know… Bill Wither’s “Use Me” spawns yet another blog courtesy of the line “Cause I sure am using you to do the things you do.” Without privilege identity management, your users will be used to do the things you don’t want them (or anyone) to do.

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Top VM Reports for Healthcare

Posted February 24, 2011    Morey Haber

Every few weeks, I find myself on the road visiting clients, working at tradeshows, and reviewing the latest solutions in security. eEye’s solutions touch almost every vertical market and some of them recognize the need for better vulnerability assessment solutions and reporting over others. When I visit clients in the Healthcare industry, I find a level…

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The Difference with Insiders

Posted February 24, 2011    Peter McCalister

The online security hacking group Anonymous has been making a lot of headlines recently. They committed denial of service attacks on companies like Mastercard, VISA and Paypal – companies who cut off Wikileaks from their services.

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I Am the Ostrich, Goo Goo G’joob

Posted February 23, 2011    Peter McCalister

The top is down on my convertible and I hear “I am he as you are he as we are all together. See how they run…” blasting on the radio and what do I think of? Yep, privilege identity management.

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Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Privilege Escalation

Disclosed February 23, 2011    Fully Patched
Vendors: Microsoft
Vulnerability Severity: Medium
Exploit Impact: Elevation of Privilege
Exploit Availability:
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Prioritizing Vulnerability Assessment and Remediation Steps: A New Users Guide to Getting Started – Part 2

Posted February 22, 2011    Morey Haber

The odd part about writing weekly blogs is the amount of discussions that start internally, with clients directly, and sometimes through straight blog comments. After writing “A New Users Guide to Getting Started” article, my team indicated several really good ideas for a Part II follow-up blog. Simply, just getting started with vulnerability management is not enough….

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Citrix Licensing Server 11.x Unspecified Vulnerabilities

Disclosed February 22, 2011    Fully Patched
Vendors: Citrix
Vulnerability Severity: Low
Exploit Impact: Information Disclosure
Exploit Availability:
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RSA Survey: No Trust for Cloud Vendors, Wikileaks

Posted February 21, 2011    Peter McCalister

At this year’s RSA we had a swat team passing out surveys – over 111 responses – to find out if people trust their cloud vendors with their data.

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Thoughts From Another Successful RSA

Posted February 18, 2011    Peter McCalister

17,000 security professionals descended on Moscone Center in San Francisco this week for the annual RSA pilgrimage of education, communication and motivation. Now that the event is over and everyone is heading back to their respective everyday roles, I thought I pass along a few observations to commemorate what was easily one of the better shows in the last couple of years for the security industry.