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New Least Privilege Book Garners Initial Reviews

Posted November 4, 2011    Peter McCalister

Two weeks ago a new book called “Preventing Good People From Doing Bad Things” was published by Apress Media, and I even published the top 10 reasons to buy the book last week in this blog, but why take my word for it when you can look to those independent reviewers for unbiased insight?.

Bob Gligorea, an information technology and services professional with the following industry certifications: CISA, CISM, CPA, CIA, CCP and CDP said “Preventing Good People From Doing Bad Things is the first information security book I’ve read that adequately addresses the need to implement information security in a balanced approach which addresses all threats, both internal and external.”

10 Ways to Stop Insider Security Threats is the article/review published by Dan McCafferty at Baseline Magazine along with a very cool slide show.

Jason at 404TechSupport said “The book takes an explanatory role. It addresses three audiences: auditors, business people, and IT professionals. It explains the difference between access, authentication, and authorization. One theme that is often brought up is that rank should not equal privilege. Just because somebody came in at the VP level doesn’t mean they get local admin rights… If you’re a business user or exec, this book might be more speaking your language and help you get caught up on thinking through least privilege.”

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Answering the age-old question, ‘What’s plugged into my network?’

Posted October 9, 2015    Alejandro DaCosta

“What’s plugged into my network?” is a question I hear frequently from security administrators. And, really, it’s no surprise why. No longer do we have to account just for the physical servers in our datacenters, workstations and a few network devices. Now we need to keep track of roaming laptops, dynamic virtual systems, off-site cloud deployments and BYOD.


Closing the Vulnerability Gap

Posted October 7, 2015    Brian Chappell

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Scottrade Breach: Identified by Federal Officials

Posted October 5, 2015    Morey Haber

Late afternoon on October 2nd, news leaked out of another large security breach, now at Scottrade. The identity count of records, in the millions again (4.6 million is the latest). This breach comes on the second day of national CyberSecurity month, the first being Experian/T-Mobile breach.