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Embrace your cloud with confidence and control!

Posted March 2, 2012    Peter McCalister

Security concerns continue to be top impediments to cloud adoption but business demands are pushing IT cloud initiatives forward. IT must meet business demands while keeping systems and data safe as they embrace cloud solutions.

At the RSA conference this week in San Francisco, cloud computing is top of mind. Much of the focus is on external threats but the internal threat of employees destroying critical data is an even broader security issue. Managing identity services and privileged access is critical for securing the cloud.

By implementing a comprehensive identity services solution you can integrate and maintain control of your cloud environment by leveraging your existing investment in Active Directory. This ensures that all your systems, including Linux and UNIIX systems, deployed in the cloud are integrated in Active Directory reducing the complexity of managing multiple identities and enabling single sign-on.

You can also increase control of your cloud with consistent policy-driven, role-based access controls that include monitoring, logging, and reporting for demonstrating compliance with regulatory requirements like PCI DSS, SOX, and HIPAA.

As you move to public, private or hybrid cloud, implement powerful identity services with privileged access management and take it with you to the cloud.

Go ahead. Embrace your cloud!

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Looking back on information security in 2014

Posted December 16, 2014    Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford is a SANS Instructor and founder of Voodoo Security. Join Dave for a closer look at the year in security, and learn what you can do to prepare for 2015, with this upcoming webinar. 2014 has been one heck of an insane year for information security professionals. To start with, we’ve been forced…

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December 2014 Patch Tuesday

Posted December 9, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

This month marks the final Patch Tuesday of 2014. Most of what is being patched this month includes Internet Explorer, Exchange, Office, etc… and continues a trend of the greatest hits collection of commonly attacked Microsoft software. Probably the one thing that broke the mold this month is that for once there is not some…

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“I’d love to come, but I’m on-call”: Privilege management can relieve holiday help desk headaches

Posted December 3, 2014    Jason Silva

Part of working in IT means you put in your time “on-call.” Companies either don’t realize there is a better way to allow users to maintain administrative access to endpoints, or they remove admin rights from users but don’t account for the resulting operational inefficiencies.

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