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Top 10 Reasons To Buy New Least Privilege Book

Posted October 19, 2011    Peter McCalister

While you work hard to keep the bad guys out, a trusted employee, contractor or partner, can cause more damage than any outside hacker could ever do. This book will help you prevent this nightmare scenario by showing you how “less is more” when it comes to protecting your network and information assets.

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Preventing Good People from doing Bad Things will help you establish a well-defined awareness of boundaries which enables end users and applications to communicate freely within an IT environment without worry of intentional, accidental, or indirect misuse of privilege. It fully details how this concept of least privilege can provide the security and governance your organization needs to succeed.

Top 10 Reasons to Buy This Book

  1. You don’t want your company to be the next big data breach
  2. You are curious about least privilege and how it applies to your organization
  3. You need to know how to spot and prevent the misuse of privileges in your company
  4. You want to know how to keep your mission-critical information as safe as possible
  5. You’re interested in what industry analysts and experts have to say about least privilege
  6. Managing identities has always seemed daunting and you want helpful tips and tricks
  7. You’re interested in ways to make your enterprise truly audit-ready
  8. You’re looking to prevent costly errors that could compromise data security
  9. You want complete enterprise security and want to know how to get there
  10. You are curious in best practices for internal and external IT security

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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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