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Survey Finds Compliance to be Top Security Concern

Posted May 10, 2011    Peter McCalister

This week ISACA released results from its Top Business/Technology Issues Survey, which revealed that issues such as regulatory compliance, governance and information security management continue to top the list of enterprise IT concerns.

Fueled by the challenge of the global economy and greater numbers of government mandated standards and regulations, particularly around privacy issues, compliance is the issue most top of mind, with 53 percent citing privileged access monitoring and segregation of duties as their biggest concern.

To most of us in this space, these results come as no surprise. In addition to added regulations, the seemingly endless numbers of high profile data breaches are potentially keeping more CTOs and CIOs up at night. Add to that the latest and greatest technologies beginning to dominate the enterprise – mobile hardware and applications, cloud computing, virtualization, to name a few – and you have a significantly more complicated network environment, and exponentially increased associated risk.

The good news is that as enterprises begin to pay more attention to privileges and access, they are more enthusiastically embracing the principal of least privilege as it relates to improving their overall security posture. With more and more threats and privacy breaches generated from inside the enterprise, securing the perimeter within becomes more of a central and critical focus.

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Failing the Security Basics: Backoff Point-of-Sale Malware

Posted August 22, 2014    Marc Maiffret

At the beginning of this month, US-CERT issued a security alert relating to a string of breaches that had been targeting Point of Sale (POS) systems. The alert details that attackers were leveraging brute forcing tools to target common remote desktop applications such as Microsoft’s Remote Desktop, Apple Remote Desktop, Splashtop and LogMeIn among others….

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Troubleshooting Windows Privilege Management Rules with Policy Monitor

Posted August 21, 2014    Jason Silva

When defining and testing PowerBroker for Windows rules for production or pilots, customers sometimes tell us, “I don’t think this policy / program is working.” This is usually a case of the policy not properly triggering because of the way the rule was created. A unique feature of PowerBroker for Windows compared to other solutions is a client-side…

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BeyondTrust Webcast: Darren Mar-Elia’s 4 Active Directory Change Scenarios to Track

Posted August 20, 2014    Chris Burd

In our latest webcast, we joined Darren Mar-Elia, CTO at SDM Software, to discuss best practices for Active Directory (AD) change management. Here are some key takeaways from the presentation, followed by a link to a full-length video of the presentation. Mar-Elia kicks things off with a critical insight: that the best AD change management…

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