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Technical Product Updates and Industry Trends

  • Lessons from the Sony Hack: Prioritize Privileged Account Management

    CNN recently reveled the methodology of the cyber attack that allowed anonymous cybercriminals Guardians of Peace direct access to their network, or the “keys to the entire building,” as one Sony Pictures Entertainment official stated. According to investigators, the attack was carried out through a set of stolen system administrator credentials; a privileged account username and

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  • 3 Tips to Stay Safe Shopping this Holiday Season

    The holidays are here, and so are many tempting sales from the nation’s largest retailers. Despite the recent trend of data breaches we have seen among consumer companies like Target and Home Depot, we doubt that will slow down 2014’s holiday shoppers. No matter where you shop, use these three tips to stay safe. Use

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  • When the Trusted Go Rogue, and How They (almost) Got Away With It

    Jason Cornish, a former IT admin, successfully took down 88 servers of a major pharmaceutical corporation for the comfort of a fast food joint. The breach cost the company over $800,000 and caused the entire US office to shut down for three days. Unfortunately for all companies, insider threat is very hard to detect. According

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  • 5 things you can’t miss at Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit 2014

    You may be thinking of warm pumpkin pie, football and turkey induced comas as Thanksgiving quickly approaches, but just as the holiday season kicks off, so does Gartner’s Identity and Access Management Summit in Las Vegas on December 1st. We have a lot planned at Gartner IAM and there are many ways you can connect

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  • What’s New in Password Reset Server 4.0?

    Password Reset Server 4.0 is out, and it has new features to make your installation simple and easy to use. What will be your favorite new feature? HSTS HTTP Strict Transport Security, when turned on, means that Password Reset Server can only be accessed using HTTPS. It is important to access sites that send or receive

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