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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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Don’t Create a Different sudoers File for Each System

Posted May 20, 2015    Randy Franklin Smith

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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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On Demand Webinar: Securing Windows Server with Security Compliance Manager

Posted May 14, 2015    BeyondTrust Software

On Demand Webinar: Security Expert Russell Smith, explains how to use Microsoft’s free Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool to create and deploy your own security baselines, including user and computer authentication settings.

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