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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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Why big data breaches won’t always be so easy

Posted September 19, 2014    Byron Acohido

This blog post is republished with the permission of ThirdCertainty. See the original post here. – By: Byron Acohido, Editor-In-Chief, ThirdCertainty Some day, perhaps fairly soon, it will be much more difficult for data thieves to pull off capers like the headline-grabbing hacks of Home Depot and Target. That’s not a pipe dream. It’s the projected outcome…

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8 Reasons Your Privileged Password Management Solution Will Fail

Posted September 18, 2014    Chris Burd

Leveraging complex, frequently updated passwords is a basic security best practice for protecting privileged accounts in your organization. But if passwords are such a no-brainer, why do two out of three data breaches tie back to poor password management? The fact is that not all privileged password management strategies are created equal, so it’s critical…

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You Change Your Oil Regularly; Why Not Your Passwords?

Posted September 11, 2014    Chris Burd

There are many things in life that get changed regularly:  your car oil, toothbrush and hopefully, your bed sheets.  It’s rare that you give these things much thought – even when you forget to change them. But what if you’re forgetting something that can cost you millions of dollars if left unchanged for long periods…

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