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Securing and Hardening Linux and Unix Endpoints Against Cyber Attack: Part IV

March 30th, 2021

This post is part of a series on securing your endpoints against cyber attacks. Read: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV How Secure are your Linux Endpoints? An Ethical Hacker’s Guide to Securing and Hardening Linux and Unix Endpoints Welcome to the next post in our series on hardening and…


Securing and Hardening Linux and Unix Endpoints Against Cyber Attack: Part III

March 23rd, 2021

This post is part of a series on securing your endpoints against cyber attacks. Read: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV How Secure are your Linux Endpoints? An Ethical Hacker’s Guide to Securing and Hardening Linux and Unix Endpoints Welcome to the next post in our series on hardening and…


Privilege Manager 11: New Privilege Management Capabilities for Unix and Linux

March 2nd, 2021

With the latest release of Privilege Manager, all endpoints and servers throughout your organization can now follow consistent least privilege and Zero Trust policies, whether they are Windows, Mac, or Unix/Linux. Until now, privilege security for Unix/Linux has been cumbersome and even risky.  Unix/Linux has become the go-to operating system for many types of computer…


Defense-in-depth with Overlapping Rings of Endpoint Security

February 16th, 2021

Defense-in-depth with overlapping rings of endpoint security When a cyber criminal wants to break into your network, the number one way they succeed is by attacking endpoints. Cyber criminals break into one endpoint and then use the passwords found there, and the privileges they provide, to move laterally from the endpoint onto your network. Endpoint…


Enterprise Endpoint Management is a Must When All Users are Privileged Users

January 26th, 2021

A newly released eBook, The Definitive Guide to Endpoint Privilege Management (EPM), makes a strong case for why vulnerable endpoints must be secured from the perspective that all users are privileged users. In the guide’s Foreword, I emphasize that user identity has become the new “perimeter” of cyber security. That’s because a single compromised credential…


An Ethical Hack Reveals Endpoint Security Vulnerabilities

January 5th, 2021

“Know thy enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles, you will never be defeated.” ~ Sun Tzu, The Art of War Sun Tzu’s advice is as applicable in cyber security as it is in battle. He warns, “When you are ignorant of the enemy but know yourself, your chances of winning or losing are equal. If ignorant…


Hardening Windows Endpoints Against Cyber Attack: Part II

December 30th, 2020

This post is part of a series on securing your endpoints against cyber attacks. Read: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV In Part I of the blog series, Hardening Windows Endpoints Against Cyber Attack, I covered the first three steps of an ethical hack: Step 0: Pre-Engagement Step 1: Passive…


Least Privilege Examples, as told by the Three Ghosts of “A Christmas Carol”

December 24th, 2020

With the holiday season upon us, it’s a good time to settle down with a beloved story. I re-watched the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, the other day (well, actually it was Scrooged with Bill Murray, of course) and found myself thinking about the parallels with cyber security. Really, I did. In the story,…


Hardening Your Endpoints Against Cyber Attack: Part I

December 22nd, 2020

This post is part of a series on securing your endpoints against cyber attacks. Read: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV To secure Windows endpoints against cyber attacks, it helps to think like a cyber criminal. Cyber criminals look for the cheapest, fastest, stealthiest way to achieve their goals. Windows…


How to Protect Your macOS Endpoints with Shift from KEXT to SYSEX

December 3rd, 2020

Cue music: Ch-Ch-Cha-Changes In recent macOS releases, Apple has been drawing attention to third-party software that uses technology like kernel extensions and system extensions. This technology allows users to install components or apps that extend the native capabilities of the macOS operating system. Apple’s deprecation of kernel extensions (KEXTs) and introduction of Endpoint Security Enabled…