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Scalability When You Need It

Posted September 25, 2013    Morey Haber

I think we have all been there before. We pilot a solution, run the gambit of tests in the lab, and when it comes to production, the scalability falls flat on its face. It does not matter if the solution was architected correctly for the environment with multiple nodes, high performance database, and tons of…

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Live from VMWorld

Posted August 27, 2013    Morey Haber

This time it is all about virtualization and rightfully so. VMWorld 2013 is one of the largest shows I have seen in a long time, focused solely on a single subject and vendors are spread out across the expo floor covering everything from layer 7 switching fabrics for virtualized networks, to high speed SSD caches…

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EMET 4.0: Adding a Layer to the Security Onion

Posted June 19, 2013    BeyondTrust Research Team

With the release of the EMET 4.0 beta back in April, it’s no surprise that there has been a lot of buzz lately around Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). Now, after some delay, the beta testing is over and the brand new, and very shiny, EMET v4 has been released. The latest version of…

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June 2013 Patch Tuesday

Posted June 11, 2013    BeyondTrust Research Team

It’s halfway through the year and we are seeing the total bulletin count creep just past fifty. This month, Microsoft is providing patches for Internet Explorer, the Windows kernel (and kernel-mode drivers), Windows print spooler components, and Microsoft Office. There are five bulletins in total, comprised of 1 critical (Internet Explorer) bulletin and the remaining…

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Do you want to do this the “hard” way?

Posted May 28, 2013    Mike Yaffe

Too often I see people working on what they can fix, what is easy. It’s like when I exercise, if I see progress I keep working at it but the problem areas (there are a lot of them) can wait until tomorrow. Over the past several years I see organizations doing a better job with…

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Virtual Insecurity, and Ways to Combat It

Posted May 8, 2013    Mike Puterbaugh

Stating the obvious, our customers continue to make investments in virtualization. To support them, BeyondTrust has always been on the leading edge of providing tools and solutions in that regard. Whether it for managing privileges on virtual hosts, or scanning private cloud assets for flaws, BeyondTrust has always been at the forefront of security and…

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Recently Patched Java Vulnerability Exploited In the Wild: How (Not) Surprising

Posted April 23, 2013    BeyondTrust Research Team

A type confusion vulnerability, recently patched in Java 7u21 and Java 6u45, has been spotted in the wild. According to a recent blog post from F-Secure, exploitation of CVE-2013-2423 started shortly after April 21st, 2013 and continues. Given what we know about Java, none of this is surprising. “Why?!” you may ask, “didn’t we all…

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Java: Sizeable Critical Patch Update and Two Sugars, Please

Posted April 15, 2013    BeyondTrust Research Team

Oracle is rolling out yet another Critical Patch Update (CPU) for Java – and this time they’ve fixed 39 remotely exploitable vulnerabilities. This is not to say that all of these vulnerabilities may provide an attacker with remote code execution. However, the highest CVSS Base Score of all the vulnerabilities was a 10.0, meaning that…

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Security Intelligence: Finding Out What Part Actually Makes You Smart

Posted April 12, 2013    Mike Yaffe

Organizations of all sizes having been trying to address Big Data, Security Intelligence and contextual security for awhile, but without much success. For security folks in particular this is a sensitive topic, as nestled among the thousands of lines of code or logs files is what they need to know to prevent the next successful breach. SIEM…

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United States Health Department Updates HIPAA Guidelines

Posted January 25, 2013    Morey Haber

It comes as no surprise to information technology security professionals that data leaks and privacy issues can occur at virtually any level of an organization including business associates, contractors, subs-contractors and outsourced firms like payroll and billing. With this, it is has been a long time coming that the U.S. Department of Health and Human…

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