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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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Looking back on information security in 2014

Posted December 16, 2014    Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford is a SANS Instructor and founder of Voodoo Security. Join Dave for a closer look at the year in security, and learn what you can do to prepare for 2015, with this upcoming webinar. 2014 has been one heck of an insane year for information security professionals. To start with, we’ve been forced…

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December 2014 Patch Tuesday

Posted December 9, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

This month marks the final Patch Tuesday of 2014. Most of what is being patched this month includes Internet Explorer, Exchange, Office, etc… and continues a trend of the greatest hits collection of commonly attacked Microsoft software. Probably the one thing that broke the mold this month is that for once there is not some…

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“I’d love to come, but I’m on-call”: Privilege management can relieve holiday help desk headaches

Posted December 3, 2014    Jason Silva

Part of working in IT means you put in your time “on-call.” Companies either don’t realize there is a better way to allow users to maintain administrative access to endpoints, or they remove admin rights from users but don’t account for the resulting operational inefficiencies.

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