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Windows 8.1 Security Improvements Helps Protect Against Pass the Hash Attacks

Monday, October 21st, 2013

This cyber security month, we’d like to congratulate and thank Microsoft on their efforts to block Pass the Hash cyber-attacks. Known by Microsoft as “one of the most popular types of credential theft and reuse attacks ,” Pass the Hash attacks are known for their ability to infiltrate full networks within minutes, making a major mess […]

The Value of SIEM and How to Integrate with Secret Server

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

What is a SIEM tool and why should I use one? SIEM (System Information and Event Management) tools are a type of software that pulls in log and audit information from multiple sources across your network. This can include access logs for building entry, computers, servers, network devices, databases and applications. SIEM tools can aggregate […]

Using Secret Server to Help Maintain Compliance Mandates

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Secret Server is a powerful, flexible tool which can help your organization meet a variety of compliance mandates, such as SOX, PCI, HIPAA and more. In this article we are going to review several ways you can utilize Secret Server to maintain compliance by securely managing your privileged account credentials. Centralizing Your Sensitive Information Before […]

Integration Spotlight – Secret Server and Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

  In this week’s webinar we will be diving into the integration of Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager and Secret Server. Since the software integration in 2011, users have been securing their credentials through Secret Server and remote connections using Remote Desktop Manager after several client requests. Since then, administrators have been able to use both […]

Securing Web Browsers Through Group Policy

Monday, September 9th, 2013

When developing a workflow to manage shared credentials, it’s important to take into account certain environmental factors that may cache credentials on their own. These factors can decrease security around shared credentials. This week, we’ll focus on securing your web browsers through group policy. Disable Password Caching for IE Note: these instructions are specific to […]

Importing Credentials into Secret Server Part Two of Two

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

In our last post we discussed importing secrets manually into Secret Server using our Migration Tool and built in CSV and XML import. This week we are going review how to automatically import credentials into Secret Server. Discovery in Secret Server Discovery is a major feature in Secret Server with two main functions: Scan your […]

Importing Credentials into Secret Server Part One of Two

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

After installing Secret Server and thinking through your Folder and Permission structure, the next step is to import information into Secret Server. Secret Server provides multiple tools to quickly import information into Secret Server, whether you are currently using sticky notes, Excel spreadsheets or a personal password tool such as KeePass. Secret Server can also automatically […]

Conventions for Naming Secrets

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

When first adding Secrets to your Secret Server account, one of your questions might be, “What should I name my Secrets?” This is a great question and one that we recommend thinking about for any new Secret Server customer. Secret names should be descriptive, but should not reveal any sensitive data. An option for Administrators […]

Password Requirements in Secret Server

Friday, June 28th, 2013

An important part of account security is choosing a strong password to be used to protect the account. The biggest challenge for most users is designing a strong password – one that contains at least eight characters consisting of a mix of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols. It can be tedious and time […]

Restricting User Input for Launcher

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

A new feature in Secret Server is the ability to control which servers users are able to connect to using a Launcher. This can be done by specifying a list of machines or servers on a Secret in a notes field. This list can either be a whitelist or a blacklist of servers the Launcher […]

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