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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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Your New Years Resolution: Controlling Privileged Users

Posted January 27, 2015    Dave Shackleford

Is 2015 the year you get a better handle on security? The news last year was grim – so much so, in fact, that many in the information security community despaired a bit. Really, the end-of-the-year infosec cocktail parties were a bit glum. OK, let’s be honest, infosec cocktail parties are usually not that wild…

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Adobe Patches Zero-Day Flaw Being Exploited in the Wild

Posted January 22, 2015    BeyondTrust Research Team

Earlier this week, French malware researcher Kafeine reported on a new Adobe Flash zero-day vulnerability that was being exploited in the wild using the latest versions of the Angler Exploit Toolkit. “Any version of Internet Explorer or Firefox with any version of Windows will get owned if Flash up to 16.0.0.287 (included) is installed and enabled”…

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Your Data Security Strategy Starts with Deploying a Least Privilege Model (part 2 of 2)

Posted January 22, 2015    Scott Lang

In last week’s blog, we talked about how controls and accountability must be put into place so that only the right folks can access data and the systems on which that data resides, and that employing a least privilege model helps to achieve that and more. We’re using conclusions and data from a recent report…

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