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PowerBroker for Mac: A Least-Privileged Apple a Day…

Posted July 27, 2015    Jason Silva

BeyondTrust PowerBroker for Mac reduces the risk of privilege misuse by enabling standard users on Mac OS X to perform administrative tasks successfully without entering elevated credentials.

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On Demand Webinar – Now is the time for Privileged Account Management

Posted July 24, 2015    BeyondTrust Software

In this webinar, SANS Instructor and Founder of Voodoo Security, Dave Shackleford, will revisit several hacking and breach scenarios that involved privileged accounts, and use these as examples while discussing tools and tactics to get this problem under control once and for all.

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Privileged Account Management: The Time is Now

Posted July 22, 2015    Dave Shackleford

There’s plenty of problems we don’t have great options for in InfoSec today. Malware is a pain point that keeps evolving rapidly. 0-day exploits are tough to prepare for. Privileged account management? We got this. We know the root causes, we know how it manifests, we know how to get it under control effectively, and there are great technology solutions that are enterprise-class.

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PowerBroker for Windows v6.8: New Enhancements to Simplify Deployments and Management

Posted July 17, 2015    Scott Lang

We’re pleased to announce the availability of PowerBroker for Windows version 6.8, released today and building on patented least privilege management capabilities. This release is packed with enhancements meant to further simplify least privilege management and deployments. Read on to learn what’s new.

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Black Hat Survey: Gap Between Security Concerns and Resources – a Maturity Problem

Posted July 16, 2015    Scott Lang

In advance of the upcoming Black Hat conference, the organization released a first-ever research report based on results of a survey to prior conference attendees. The report, titled, “2015: Time to Rethink Enterprise IT Security”, “reveals a significant gap between the priorities and concerns as well as the actual expenditure of security resources in the average enterprise.”

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Compromised Contractor Credential Leads to Largest Cyberattack into the Systems of the US Government

Posted July 13, 2015    Brad Hibbert

The damage from the US federal government’s Office of Personnel Management data breach is only getting worse. First disclosed last month and affecting 4.2 million US federal employees, the number of compromised records now has reached 21.5 million people, including those who received government background checks for the past 15 years.

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On Demand Webinar: Preserving and Protecting Privileged Passwords

Posted July 9, 2015    BeyondTrust Software

On demand webinar Webinar discusses the changing state of industry security, how current trends impact privileged accounts and their passwords, and what steps IT should be taking to ensure only those who should have access, do.

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Protecting Privileged Passwords: a “Past the Password” Perspective

Posted July 6, 2015    Nick Cavalancia

Webinar discussing the realities of today’s state of security using some of the most recent (and respected) reports in the industry, and look at what steps you should be taking to properly protect your privileged passwords.

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Stopping the Skeleton Key Trojan

Posted June 29, 2015    Robert Auch

Earlier this year Dell’s SecureWorks published an analysis of a malware they named “Skeleton Key”. This malware bypasses authentication for Active Directory users who have single-factor (password only) authentication. The “Skeleton Key” attack as documented by the SecureWorks CTU relies on several critical parts.

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What Does Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution Really Do?

Posted May 19, 2015    Morey Haber

LAPS is a feature that allows the randomization of local administrator accounts across the domain. Although it would seem that this capability overlaps with features in BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker Password Safe (PBPS), the reality is it is more suited for simple use cases such as changing the local Windows admin account and not much more.

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