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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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Failing the Security Basics: Backoff Point-of-Sale Malware

Posted August 22, 2014    Marc Maiffret

At the beginning of this month, US-CERT issued a security alert relating to a string of breaches that had been targeting Point of Sale (POS) systems. The alert details that attackers were leveraging brute forcing tools to target common remote desktop applications such as Microsoft’s Remote Desktop, Apple Remote Desktop, Splashtop and LogMeIn among others….

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Troubleshooting Windows Privilege Management Rules with Policy Monitor

Posted August 21, 2014    Jason Silva

When defining and testing PowerBroker for Windows rules for production or pilots, customers sometimes tell us, “I don’t think this policy / program is working.” This is usually a case of the policy not properly triggering because of the way the rule was created. A unique feature of PowerBroker for Windows compared to other solutions is a client-side…

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BeyondTrust Webcast: Darren Mar-Elia’s 4 Active Directory Change Scenarios to Track

Posted August 20, 2014    Chris Burd

In our latest webcast, we joined Darren Mar-Elia, CTO at SDM Software, to discuss best practices for Active Directory (AD) change management. Here are some key takeaways from the presentation, followed by a link to a full-length video of the presentation. Mar-Elia kicks things off with a critical insight: that the best AD change management…

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