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On Demand Webinar – A Security Expert’s Guide: The Windows Events You Should be Tracking and Why

Posted March 23, 2015    Lindsay Marsh

On-Demand Webinar – Windows Security Expert and MCSE, Russell Smith, discusses the Windows Events you should be tracking right now and why. He will also show you how to set up Event Log subscriptions so you have better monitoring across your Windows environments.

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5 Best Practices Healthcare Organizations can do to Help Mitigate Risks

Posted March 20, 2015    Lindsay Marsh

Healthcare data breaches are becoming far too common and the data extracted is more harmful to the public than credit card data. As a healthcare organization, reducing security breaches should be a top agenda item.

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On Demand Webinar: Group Policy Backup and Restore

Posted March 19, 2015    Lindsay Marsh

Join Group Policy MVP, Jeremy Moskowitz of GPanswers.com, and learn several ways to backup your GPOs, and ensure that when disasters occur (and they always do) that you’re prepared and ready to act. This is a webinar you don’t want to miss!

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Premera Breach – What Happened and Was it Related to the Anthem Breach?

Posted March 18, 2015    BeyondTrust Research Team

Premera Blue Cross, a major health care services provider, recently disclosed information regarding a data breach that could impact 11 million of its customers. According to Premera’s cyberattack website created to disseminate information about the breach, hackers gained access to their systems and may have accessed customer information including names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers,…

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On-Demand Webinar: The Dark and Bright Side of Enterprise Password Management

Posted March 12, 2015    BeyondTrust Software

New webinar featuring Security Expert MVP, Paula Januszkiewicz in a discussion on Enterprise Password Management.

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March 2015 Patch Tuesday

Posted March 10, 2015    BeyondTrust Research Team

Microsoft patched 44 CVEs across 14 bulletins this month, with vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Adobe Font Driver necessitating the bulk of those fixes. With so many bulletins, it was only natural that a wide variety of security flaws were found:  remote code execution, elevation of privilege, denial of service, information disclosure, cross-site scripting, spoofing and security feature bypass were all present and accounted…

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The “insider” threat. Is it real, or is it being blown out of proportion?

Posted March 4, 2015    G. Mark Hardy

A lot depends on whether or not you’ve been compromised. And therein lies the problem. Cyber threats are often ignored until they cause some damage, at which point management looks for people to blame and gives all kinds of attention to fixing the problem – until the next crisis in accounting or warehousing or staffing comes along.

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Webinar March 4th: Recreating the Carbanak Breach & Techniques for Mitigating Similar Attacks

Posted March 3, 2015    Lindsay Marsh

Join BeyondTrust Research and Development team for an in-depth live webinar that will explore the attack vectors used in the Carbanak Bank Breach and share successful mitigation techniques needed to prevent this type of attack.

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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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