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CETREL S.A. Replaces SUDO with PowerBroker for Servers

Posted March 24, 2011    Peter McCalister

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CETREL S.A., an advanced electronic payment company, is headquartered in Masbach, Luxemberg. It’s active in three lines of business: business process outsourcer for cards, acquirer for multi-domestic and international merchants, and provider of share service center solutions for the financial industry. The company is also a member of the SIX group, and is working towards becoming an elite player in the international issuing and acquiring card business.

For the past several years, the CETREL security team had been using sudo to manage their critical Unix/Linux assets. At first, sudo seemed to manage the CETREL IT environment well. After a while, however, productivity was hindered, as reviewing and configuring sudo logs require accessing every server individually. It became increasingly important to find a simpler and more secure method to manage the access and accountability of generic users, in addition to finding a solution to offer direct support for auditing and compliance problems. Enter BeyondTrust.

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A Quick Look at MS14-068

Posted November 20, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

Microsoft recently released an out of band patch for Kerberos.  Taking a look at the Microsoft security bulletin, it seems like there is some kind of issue with Kerberos signatures related to tickets. Further information is available in the Microsoft SRD Blogpost So it looks like there is an issue with PAC signatures.  But what…

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Password Game Show

Managing Shared Accounts for Privileged Users: 5 Best Practices for Achieving Control and Accountability

Posted November 20, 2014    Scott Lang

How do organizations ensure accountability of shared privileged accounts to meet compliance and security requirements without impacting administrator productivity? Consider these five best practices…

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Triggering MS14-066

Triggering MS14-066

Posted November 17, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

Microsoft addressed CVE-2014-6321 this Patch Tuesday, which has been hyped as the next Heartbleed.  This vulnerability (actually at least 2 vulnerabilities) promises remote code execution in applications that use the SChannel Security Service Provider, such as Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). The details have been scarce.  Lets fix that. Looking at the bindiff of schannel.dll, we see a…

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