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The 5 Things Every Linux Administrator Should (and Should Not) Do When It Comes to Privileged Account Management

Posted February 3, 2014    Sarah Lieber

When it comes to privileged account management the list of things an administrator can do to protect their environment is seemingly never ending. Last week we hosted a webinar with Oracle Linux and presented a list of 5 things every Linux administrator should, and should not, do when managing privileged accounts. Given the current security landscape and the threats we’ve discovered from breach reports, we see the management of privileged accounts as a critical business function of security. In the video below we cover the few tips in hopes to give you the best security return-on-investment for each dollar and hour you spend on implementation.

Led by Avi Miller, Product Manager, at Oracle and Paul Harper, Product Manager, at BeyondTrust, the webinar below covers the 5 Do’s and 5 Don’ts when it comes to privileged account management. Avi and Paul also covered specifically how you can protect privileged accounts within the Oracle Linux environment with BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker for Linux solution. Watch the webinar below. Enjoy!

The 5 Things Every Linux Administrator Should (and Should Not) Do When It Comes to Privileged Account Management from BeyondTrust on Vimeo.

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How to Audit VMware ESX and ESXi Servers Against the VMware Hardening Guidelines with Retina CS

Posted February 27, 2015    BeyondTrust Research Team

Retina CS Enterprise Vulnerability Management has included advanced VMware auditing capabilities for some time, including virtual machine discovery and scanning through a cloud connection, plus the ability to scan ESX and ESXi hosts using SSH. However, in response to recent security concerns associated with SSH, VMware has disabled SSH by default in its more recent…

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Privileged Passwords: The Bane of Security Professionals Everywhere

Posted February 19, 2015    Dave Shackleford

Passwords have been with us since ancient times. Known as “watchwords”, ancient Roman military guards would pass a wooden tablet with a daily secret word engraved from one shift to the next, with each guard position marking the tablet to indicate it had been received. The military has been using passwords, counter-passwords, and even sound…

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In Vulnerability Management, Process is King

Posted February 18, 2015    Morey Haber

You have a vulnerability scanner, but where’s your process? Most organizations are rightly concerned about possible vulnerabilities in their systems, applications, networked devices, and other digital assets and infrastructure components. Identifying vulnerabilities is indeed important, and most security professionals have some kind of scanning solution in place. But what is most essential to understand is…

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