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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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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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