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Microsoft Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification – May 2010

Posted May 6, 2010    Chris Silva

It’s that time again, and Microsoft has just released their advanced notification for next week’s Patch Tuesday. Luckily for those still recovering from the April Patch Tuesday, this month should be a bit easier. Microsoft has announced it will be releasing two patches.

They have been classified as:

* Critical (2 Patches)

All currently supported operating systems are affected this month, along with Office and VBA.

* Microsoft Windows 2000 (1 Patch)
* Windows XP (1 Patch)
* Windows Server 2003 (1 Patch)
* Windows Vista (1 Patch)
* Windows Server 2008 (1 Patch)
* Windows 7 (1 Patch)
* Windows Server 2008 R2 (1 Patch)
* Office XP (1 Patch)
* Office 2003 (1 Patch)
* Office 2007 (1 Patch)
* Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (1 Patch)
* Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications SDK (1 Patch)

It looks like far less Mountain Dew will be consumed next week. And remember, if you are one of the few still running Vista SP0, you won’t be receiving a patch – be sure to upgrade your service pack first. Check back here on Tuesday for analysis of the patches once details are made public.

As usual, eEye Digital Security will be holding a vulnerability expert forum (VEF) on Wednesday May 12 at 11AM PDT. The vulnerability expert forum is a live webcast where the eEye research team will discuss these patches and additional security landscape topics. Be sure to sign up advance.

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Implementing Least Privilege for Windows the Easy Way

Posted July 31, 2014    Morey Haber

The concept of least privilege states that asset users should have the lowest level of access privileges required to effectively conduct their jobs. Implementing least privilege can bring several benefits to your organization, including: Increased security by reducing the attack surface available to users and to potential attackers who compromise user systems via phishing, malware,…

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Introducing the Gartner Market Guide for Privileged Account Management

Posted July 29, 2014    Chris Burd

Gartner recently released a new Market Guide for Privileged Account Management (PAM), and we’d like to share a complimentary copy with you. The report includes PAM market analysis and direction, vendor overviews, and recommendations for selecting PAM solutions for your environment. BeyondTrust is one of two representative vendors (out of 20) to address all solution…

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Integrating Least Privilege and Password Management to Solve Account Security Challenges

Integrating Least Privilege and Password Management to Solve Account Security Challenges

Posted July 24, 2014    Morey Haber

There is a reason all BeyondTrust Privileged Account Management (PAM) solutions share the PowerBroker name: They all inherently enable you to reduce user-based risk and can be integrated under a centralized IT risk management platform. Here’s one common use case that demonstrates how this integration changes the playing field. Consider the challenge of privileged access:…

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