Customers in the throes of deploying their privileged account management solutions often ask us, “What’s next?” Whether it is a greenfield deployment, an expanding BeyondTrust footprint or a competitive switch-out, having a plan – a target end state – is essential.
Microsoft released an out-of-band patch to address a critical vulnerability that affects all versions Internet Explorer. It should be noted that Windows 10 is also affected due to its default installation of IE 11.
Learn how to properly define auditing, what kinds of detail auditors require so you can successfully pass an audit, and what kind of expectation you should have when it comes to proper time frame to address audits – all when using a 2.0 definition of an IT Audit.
The KuppingerCole Executive View reviews the products in the Suite – including PowerBroker Auditor for Active Directory, Exchange, File System and SQL, as well as PowerBroker Recovery for Active Directory – including our business strategy, strengths and weaknesses.
In the last several years, Mac administrators have come to realize that they may be just as vulnerable to exploits and malware as most other operating systems.
August brings with it another hefty Patch Tuesday containing 14 bulletins in total. As usual, Internet Explorer and Office patch their monthly dose of memory corruption vulnerabilities, while more atypical vulnerabilities present themselves in forms ranging from Cross-Site Scripting to command line parsing.
In order to be more security-conscious, companies must evolve as the sophistication of vulnerabilities, attacks and attackers have evolved. Your organization must have more than the good firewall, antivirus software and spam filtering of old to stave off today’s attackers.
Russell Smith looks at the risks of assigning domain administrator privileges to IT staff, how to assign local administrator privileges safely, and successfully managing access to DCs.
The risks of using privileged domain accounts on devices that are not secured to the same level as DCs increases the chances that domain administrator credentials could be exposed. Windows caches credentials by default to authenticate users when a domain controller can’t be reached, including those of domain administrator accounts that have previously logged in to a device. As such, a compromised workstation or member server can also lead to stolen domain administrator credentials.
BeyondTrust PowerBroker for Mac reduces the risk of privilege misuse by enabling standard users on Mac OS X to perform administrative tasks successfully without entering elevated credentials.