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Upcoming webinar with IBM | 5 ways to protect your sensitive data in the cloud

Posted June 12, 2012    Peter McCalister

Please join us for a joint webcast featuring Ed Bottini, Cloud Ecosystem Program Director at IBM and Jim Zierick, EVP of Product Operations at BeyondTrust on June 26 at 9am-10am PDT.

During this live webcast we’ll take a closer look at the needs that drive migration of data centers into the cloud, the role of virtualization in both public and private cloud infrastructures, and the security and compliance implications of cloud computing in order to provide insight into the protection of sensitive data in the cloud through “administrative access” and “privileged delegation.” Space is limited so please sign up now.

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Exploiting MS14-059 because sometimes XSS is fun, sometimes…

Posted October 17, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

This October, Microsoft has provided a security update for System.Web.Mvc.dll which addresses a ‘Security Feature Bypass’. The vulnerability itself is in ASP.NET MVC technology and given its wide adoption we thought we would take a closer look. Referring to the bulletin we can glean a few useful pieces of information: “A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists…

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Four Best Practices for Passing Privileged Account Audits

Posted October 16, 2014    Chris Burd

Like most IT organizations, your team may periodically face the “dreaded” task of being audited. Your process for delegating privileged access to desktops, servers, and infrastructure devices is a massive target for the auditor’s microscope. An audit’s findings can have significant implications on technology and business strategy, so it’s critical to make sure you’re prepared…

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Bad POODLE, Don’t Bite!

Posted October 16, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

Researchers at Google (Bodo Moller, Thai Duong, and Krzysztof Kotowicz) have discovered that the encryption schemes used by SSL 3.0 are exploitable (CVE-2014-3566). Although the majority of web servers implement Transport Layer Security (TLS), the majority of clients will downgrade to SSL 3.0 in an attempt to maintain interoperability between protocols. For example, when a…

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