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Windows IT Pro Rates PowerBroker Desktop 4 out of 5 Stars

Posted June 1, 2012    Peter McCalister

Windows IT Pro has published its review of PowerBroker Desktops, Windows Edition. The review is quite favorable and gave PowerBroker Desktop a 4 out of 5 star rating, saying PowerBroker Desktops is an easier way to protect users’ computers. An excerpt below:

“PowerBroker does the heavy lifting for you. Instead of having to relax NTFS or registry security for each application that would normally require local administrator privileges, PowerBroker elevates the user’s privileges for just that application. The GPMC integration is super convenient…I’m giving PowerBroker 4 stars out of 5.” Read the entire review on Windows IT Pro here.

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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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