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July 2014 Patch Tuesday

Posted July 8, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

This July Microsoft has released six security bulletins which account for over 29 unique vulnerabilities. The most critical bulletins are MS14-037 (Internet Explorer), MS14-038 (Windows Journal)  and MS14-040 (Windows AFD). MS14-037 starts things off with another massive Internet Explorer update on the heels of MS14-035 from last month. This new Internet Explorer bulletin covers over…

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How to Stop Pass-the-Hash Attacks on Windows Desktops

Posted June 2, 2014    Morey Haber

One of the most talked about presentations at Microsoft TechEd was Pass-The-Hash: How Attackers Spread and How to Stop Them by Mark Russinovich and Nathan Ide of Microsoft. This presentation demonstrated how simple it is to collect hashes from one machine and leverage them to compromise the entire infrastructure. The publication of attack techniques and lack…

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BeyondInsight Evolution is Paving the Way for a Revolution in IT Risk Management

Posted May 27, 2014    Morey Haber

2008: Unifying Vulnerability Management + Endpoint Protection It all started in 2008, when eEye Digital Security transformed its REM management platform into Retina CS, a solution that could do more than just vulnerability management. Retina CS (short for “Compliance and Security” – or, as we joke internally, for “Chris Silva” our Chief Architect) merged the…

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Managing Rules the Easy Way with PowerBroker for Windows Collections

Posted April 25, 2014    Morey Haber

One of the least-known secrets about PowerBroker for Windows is the ability to create logical groups of rules, or “collections.” Rules automate the actions taken by PowerBroker to enforce system and application access policies on Windows servers and desktops. In addition to making it easy to manage rules, collections enable you to enforce parent rules…

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Mitigating Inside Threats to U.S. Federal IT Environments

Posted April 17, 2014    BeyondTrust Software

Recent high-profile cases have increased the perceived risks that go along with disclosure and usage of confidential information. One of the most difficult security threats to mitigate is an attack from the inside. When an over-privileged user, such as an unhappy current or former employee, contractor, or consultant, begins navigating your network, how will you…

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Are you a Target? Investigating Security Breaches with Kevin Johnson

Posted April 17, 2014    Chris Burd

Last week, over 1,000 IT security professionals watched as Kevin Johnson, CEO of Secure Ideas, presented his expert opinion on lessons learned from recent, high-profile retail breaches. Here’s a summary of key takeaways from the webcast plus an on-demand recording of the full, 60-minute presentation. Understanding the “why” behind attacks According to Kevin, the primary…

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Seizing Windows of Opportunity for Vulnerability Assessment

Posted April 1, 2014    Morey Haber

The change control process for many organizations dictates that vulnerability assessment scanning can only occur during predefined scan windows. During these times, teams are notified that an assessment will be conducted and that alerts from IDS/IPS sensors, SIEMS, and local AV agents should be ignored or whitelisted from the scanners. This is a very typical…

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Greylisting Applications with PowerBroker for Windows Risk Compliance

Posted February 10, 2014    Morey Haber

PowerBroker for Windows is designed to elevate privileges on an application based on rules. It does so using technology that does not alter the user but rather the security token for the application at runtime. The results allow a standard user to launch and interact with an application that requires administrative privileges, without changing the…

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Top 8 Security Insights for 2014

Posted December 23, 2013    Sarah Lieber

Recently our VP of Marketing, Mike Yaffe, wrote an insightful piece, Top 8 Security Insights for 2014, which was featured on a few publications last week. This was a “what we’re predicting in 2014″ type of article that goes into predictions and expectations for the new year around security and privilege. An excerpt and link to the…

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Showcasing Retina Network Security Scanner Unlimited with Marc Maiffret

Posted October 29, 2013    Sarah Lieber

Last week BeyondTrust’s CTO, Marc Maiffret, took us through an introduction, demo and Q&A of Retina Network Security Scanner Unlimited. Retina Network Security Scanner is the fastest, most mature vulnerability assessment solution on the market, and is now available for only $1,200 per year. Features available in Retina Network Security Scanner Unlimited include: Unlimited IP…

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