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Video Killed The Radio Star For Least Privilege

Posted May 18, 2011    Peter McCalister

On August, 1, 1981 at 12:01am EST in the United States the first video played on MTv was the Buggle’s “Video Killed The Radio Star.” This was heralded as the video age and music has never been the same since. In February of 2005, YouTube launched as the premier video sharing site on the web and communication has not been the same since.

By now you are asking what this has to do with least privilege and why should I keep reading today’s blog? The short answer is that you may be interested to check out and subscribe to this YouTube channel for the latest on:

The 10 reasons to implement a least privilege solution.
How to misuse hypervisor privilege to clone virtual servers for intentional harm and how to prevent this from happening inside your organization.
The most effective way of rolling out a least privilege solution across all of your Windows desktops enterprise-wide.
How to get your desktop least privilege solution to automatically generate the rules critical for protecting your enterprise
Why superheros should also use a privilege identity management solution or face the consequences.
Once you’ve finished your popcorn and movie time you can pick up the latest whitepaper on how to successfully implement a least privilege solution in your organization.

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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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