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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?.

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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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How to Audit VMware ESX and ESXi Servers Against the VMware Hardening Guidelines with Retina CS

Posted February 27, 2015    BeyondTrust Research Team

Retina CS Enterprise Vulnerability Management has included advanced VMware auditing capabilities for some time, including virtual machine discovery and scanning through a cloud connection, plus the ability to scan ESX and ESXi hosts using SSH. However, in response to recent security concerns associated with SSH, VMware has disabled SSH by default in its more recent…

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Privileged Passwords: The Bane of Security Professionals Everywhere

Posted February 19, 2015    Dave Shackleford

Passwords have been with us since ancient times. Known as “watchwords”, ancient Roman military guards would pass a wooden tablet with a daily secret word engraved from one shift to the next, with each guard position marking the tablet to indicate it had been received. The military has been using passwords, counter-passwords, and even sound…

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In Vulnerability Management, Process is King

Posted February 18, 2015    Morey Haber

You have a vulnerability scanner, but where’s your process? Most organizations are rightly concerned about possible vulnerabilities in their systems, applications, networked devices, and other digital assets and infrastructure components. Identifying vulnerabilities is indeed important, and most security professionals have some kind of scanning solution in place. But what is most essential to understand is…

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