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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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Advanced Architectures with the Retina Protection Agent

Posted May 31, 2013    Morey Haber

One of the extended features of Retina CS is the Retina Protection Agent. This component is licensed with Retina and allows for users to assess hosts for vulnerabilities using a local scanning agent verses a network scan. This forgoes the need of a traditional SaaS or on-premise vulnerability assessment solution to perform a scan outside…

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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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Retina CS 4.5 – Calendars and Vulnerability Smart Rules

Posted May 21, 2013    Morey Haber

One of the many challenges facing Product Management today is addressing client feature requests. Often times, the request for a specific business problem does not translate to other customers or markets. Other times, the request is so complicated to explain, it takes multiple discussions to figure out the root problem and to figure out if…

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

Posted May 15, 2013    Mike Puterbaugh

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…

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BeyondTrust Performs Vulnerability Assessment of VMware Solutions Better Than Anyone Else!

Posted May 15, 2013    Morey Haber

Retina from BeyondTrust performs vulnerability assessment of VMware solutions so incredibly, extremely, amazingly much better than anyone else…. Ok, I’m in product management and maybe marketing isn’t my forte, but let me explain to you in all seriousness why I think we’ve done something pretty special here. First, let me pose some real world questions…

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Data Discovery using the Retina Network Security Scanner

Posted May 9, 2013    Morey Haber

One of the challenges facing every organization is locating where Personally Identifiable Information (PII) resides on workstations and servers. This data, by nature, is sensitive. However, if this data is not properly being tracked, secured, or even encrypted it can result in data loss. This type of data loss can result in a violation of…

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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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Internet Explorer 8 0day

Posted May 6, 2013    BeyondTrust Research Team

Last week, news broke that the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DoL) website was compromised… and that it had been serving up Internet Explorer 0day to its visitors. This 0day, CVE-2013-1347 (Retina Audit 19041 – Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (Zero-Day)), only affects Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 (as well as Server 2003,…

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5 steps to securing the small business (that don’t cost a penny)

Posted May 1, 2013    Andy Clark

For many small businesses there are considerable restraints on both budget and personnel that can make implementing a good security practice feel like an insurmountable challenge. Recent news gives us a constant reminder of the threats we all face from hactivists, electronic espionage, and good old fashioned script kiddies out to cause damage. These threats…

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