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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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How To Implement The Australian Signals Directorate’s Top 4 Strategies

Posted October 20, 2014    Morey Haber

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), also known as the Defence Signals Directorate, has developed a list of strategies to mitigate targeted cyber intrusions. The recommended strategies were developed through ASD’s extensive experience in operational cyber security, including responding to serious security intrusions and performing vulnerability assessments and penetration testing for Australian government agencies. These recommendations…

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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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