BeyondTrust

Security in Context: The BeyondTrust Blog

Welcome to Security in Context

Bringing you news and commentary on solutions and strategies for protecting critical IT infrastructure in the context of your business.

July VEF Participant Wins a Kindle Fire

Posted July 15, 2013    Qui Cao

As you all know, every month we host our Vulnerability Expert Forum (VEF) webinar. This is a time where our experts share valuable insight regarding new vulnerabilities that are discovered and the actions that need to be taken as a result. It’s a quick way to get up to speed on current potential risks to your organization and a way to explore the impact that high-risk vulnerabilities and exploits have on network environments and infrastructures. BeyondTrust is committed to helping security administrators reduce the workload they face by making this information easily accessible and by clearly presenting all required information to our audience.

If you haven’t attended a VEF before, I encourage you to sign up and join our next one in August. Not only will you receive a complete analysis of recently announced critical vulnerabilities from Microsoft and other software vendors but you could potentially win a Kindle product from us!

Our July winner, Jeffrey Johnston, was awarded with a new Amazon Kindle Fire for participating in our discussion earlier this month. Here’s a little bit more about Jeffrey:

“I am Jeffrey Johnston, and I work for Yardstick Technologies in Edmonton Alberta Canada.  I am currently the designated NOC Specialist / Engineer for both our own I.T. Services and our managed clients.  My job is to identify, and avoid potential problems before they happen and then prevent them; and I measure my success based on uptime and continuity of network services.

In my spare time, I enjoy engineering in-house alternatives to expensive commercial services which we offer, to either add new functionality or reduce overhead and complexity for either us or our customers.

This was my first time attending the VEF webinar, and I immediately saw the value of the information being provided to me, and was able to quickly put the knowledge I obtained to good use.  The webinar was thorough but concise and to the point.  It started on time and ended on schedule, which is sadly uncommon in today’s world.  I rate it 10/10 in terms of content, professionalism, and value.”

Again, congrats to Jeffrey and thank you to all for being continued supporters of BeyondTrust and security for all. Don’t forget to join us at our next VEF and you too could possibly take home a new Kindle product! Sign up here.

Leave a Reply

Additional articles

Sudo_logo

Don’t Create a Different sudoers File for Each System

Posted May 20, 2015    Randy Franklin Smith

What if you have multiple Linux and/or Unix systems? Sudo management can become onerous and unwieldy if you try to manage a different sudoers file on each system. The good news is that sudo supports multiple systems.

password-safety

What Does Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution Really Do?

Posted May 19, 2015    Morey Haber

LAPS is a feature that allows the randomization of local administrator accounts across the domain. Although it would seem that this capability overlaps with features in BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker Password Safe (PBPS), the reality is it is more suited for simple use cases such as changing the local Windows admin account and not much more.

Tags:
, ,
webinar_ondemand

On Demand Webinar: Securing Windows Server with Security Compliance Manager

Posted May 14, 2015    BeyondTrust Software

On Demand Webinar: Security Expert Russell Smith, explains how to use Microsoft’s free Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool to create and deploy your own security baselines, including user and computer authentication settings.

Tags:
, ,