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Surveying the Wild Wild West of Microsoft Server Administration

Posted February 28, 2012    Peter McCalister

I was the on the phone with a large company discussing their requirements surrounding the control of administrator access to Microsoft based servers and applications. Within 5 minutes it became clear of where the folks on the phone stood: “managing our Microsoft servers is akin to the wild wild west”. In this company there are…

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Complementing Privilege Identity Management (PIM) with the PowerBroker Management Suite

Posted February 28, 2012    Morgan Holm

While BeyondTrust has provided audit and recovery solutions for Active Directory for years, we are now seeing an increase in customer inquiries about Privilege Identity Management (PIM) challenges. This growing demand continues to be driven by security and compliance concerns and the need to prevent internal data breaches through the use of privileged accounts. Active…

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Insider Threats Have Redefined Approach to Security

Posted February 28, 2012    Peter McCalister

n an attempt to combat the issue of insider threats, the Department of Defense has tapped PARC, a Xerox company focused on innovation and R&D, to spearhead a new effort called the Graph Learning for Anomaly Detection using Psychological Context (GLAD-PC). The goal is to create technology that can automatically identify the possibility of a…

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February VEF Participant Takes Home a Kindle Fire.

Posted February 28, 2012    Sarah Lieber

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…

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3 Things To Look For At RSA 2012 In San Francisco

Posted February 27, 2012    Peter McCalister

Yep, It’s that time of year again when everyone interested in protecting their IT assets across physical, virtual and cloud environments converge on Mascone Center in San Francisco for the annual RSA conference. Expect over 350 vendors/sponsors and 16,500 other attendees clamoring for 220+ sessions. The theme this year is “The great cipher mightier than…

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Restoring/Undeleting a GPO

Posted February 24, 2012    Morgan Holm

Have you ever needed to undelete or rollback a GPO, but realized you forgot to back it up or could not remember what changes were made to it? Well, we have had many customers with the same problem. That’s why BeyondTrust Recovery for Active Directory also supports group policy objects (GPO). When group policies are…

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Oops! Active Directory Recycle Bin Not Enabled

Posted February 24, 2012    Morgan Holm

Just a reminder for all you PowerBroker Auditor users: to recover from accidental changes and deletions, simply find the event with the interactive console and click “Rollback.”

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Where Does Employee Trust Fit in Information Security

Posted February 24, 2012    Peter McCalister

Next week I will be attending the RSA Conference in San Francisco. As a product management professional who enjoys investigating innovative emerging technologies, I decided to see what a few of the pre-show pundits had to say about the upcoming conference. I just finished listening to a Search Security podcast that discussed what the speakers…

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Balancing Administrator Privileges for Help Desk Savings

Posted February 23, 2012    Peter McCalister

Next week I will be attending the RSA Conference in San Francisco. As a product management professional who enjoys investigating innovative emerging technologies, I decided to see what a few of the pre-show pundits had to say about the upcoming conference. I just finished listening to a Search Security podcast that discussed what the speakers…

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Top 10 Reasons To Implement Least Privilege For Apps & Databases

Posted February 22, 2012    Peter McCalister

Taking a more tongue-in-cheek approach to highlighting the types of privilege misuse that occurs daily in applications and databases inside most organizations, I thought that a top-ten list approach might appeal to you as well. How may of these have you seen throughout your organization? #10—Sam, the CSO, can now sleep nights knowing that inappropriate…

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