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How To Prepare For When The SEC Comes Asking About Cybersecurity Risk | BeyondTrust CEO Featured in Forbes

Our CEO John Mutch was recently invited to share his thoughts on an increasingly talked-about subject in the IT industry – the potential for the SEC to assume oversight over public companies cyber risk programs – in essence asking them to report on the viability of their security and compliance operations – in the face…

Post by Mike Puterbaugh May 15, 2013
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Security Tools for IT

There is still a divide between the Security Operations Center (SOC) and the Network Operating Center (NOC). Security Operations is more strategic following security best practices to improve corporate security posture (based on business risk) and to ensure implementation of security policies and compliance. While IT is focused on network management, infrastructure availability and SLAs…

Post by Bill Virtue April 30, 2013
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Die Hard – Windows XP Against the World

Today marks the beginning of a significant year-long event in the worldwide computer industry – a year from today, Microsoft will end support for the Windows XP Operating System. Mainstream support had already ended in 2009  and this new milestone marks the end of security updates on the platform. Are you ready? According to a…

Post by Mike Puterbaugh April 8, 2013
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Closing the Door on Hackers – from the New York Times

I recently had the pleasure of contributing an Op-Ed piece to The New York Times. In the article, I talk about some of the aspects of cyber-security that I think are far too-often left out of mainstream media discussions. Specifically, the shared burden that all of us in the technology industry should feel in helping…

Post by Marc Maiffret April 5, 2013
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BeyondTrust CTO sits down with IT Harvest’s Richard Steinnon

BeyondTrust’s CTO, Marc Maiffret, recently sat down with IT Harvest’s Richard Steinnon to discuss a wide range of topics surrounding the security industry today, including the accelerated rate of attacks we’re currently seeing, what our customers are doing to protect themselves, and they even discuss BeyondTrust’s new tagline, Beyond Traditional Security and what that means…

Post by Mike Puterbaugh March 17, 2013
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Retina Helps Identify Weak Certificates

Microsoft has released a Security Advisory for the upcoming patch to increase minimum bit levels of certificates to 1024 bit security advisory 2661254.  The expected release date for this patch is Oct 9th at which time the update will be available through Windows Update. This change to the minimum bits level of certificates will change…

Post by Jerome Diggs September 25, 2012
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Just Released Blink 6.0: Advanced Endpoint Protection

It has been a long time since any vendor has introduced game changing features to end point protection solutions. We have seen claims of better anti-virus protection, advanced persistent threat protection (APT), and even claims of massive resource savings using their latest versions. BeyondTrust believes in a defense in depth approach to end point protection…

Post by Morey Haber August 16, 2012
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Least Privilege Legacy Apps and the Desktop “Wild West”: Part 1

Whenever we hear the phrase “Wild West”, the first words that come to mind are old, insecure, and vulnerable. Any old western featuring Clint Eastwood or John Wayne depicts all of these descriptions. And coincidentally “Wild West” provides the perfect analogy for the way an enterprise’s remaining legacy infrastructure interfaces with a Windows desktops environment….

Post by Peter McCalister January 25, 2011
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Retina Helps Identify Weak Certificates

Microsoft has released a Security Advisory for the upcoming patch to increase minimum bit levels of certificates to 1024 bit security advisory 2661254. The expected release date for this patch is Oct 9th at which time the update will be available through Windows Update.

Post by Peter McCalister October 16, 2010
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