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by JD Sherry, on Dec 03, 2020

The concept behind Zero Trust is simple. When you’re designing security, as Forrester alum and concept founder John Kindervag says, “never trust, always verify.” In practice, that means giving users just what they need, when they need it, and nothing more. That sounds great. So, why hasn’t everyone committed to …

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Topics:Zero Standing PrivilegePrivileged Access Management (PAM)

by Mahesh Babu, on Nov 17, 2020

The Marriott breach this year involved the theft of employee credentials. Specifically, attackers obtained the login credentials for two franchise property employees which gave them access to a third party guest application used to deliver guest services. From there, attackers were able to harvest guest information needed to execute spear-phishing campaigns: …

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Topics:Cyber Threats

by Mahesh Babu, on Sep 09, 2020

Just-in-time administration (JIT) is a now prevalent capability in PAM solutions. Once an emerging, niche feature set, this has now propelled into a table-stakes capability for PAM vendors offered as a bolt-on with their Enterprise Vault and PEDM offerings promising to (1) reduce the surface of unnecessary persistent access given …

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Topics:Privileged Access Management (PAM)

by Stephen Burgio, on Jul 21, 2020

Today, it’s rare that an attack on public figures is carried out before company defenders are able to mount a response. Typically, an announcement is made that X company experienced an incident, Y-number of identities were compromised, clean-up efforts are completed, and consult Z if you’d like to be part …

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Topics:Cyber Threats

by Tim Keeler, on Jun 23, 2020

The recent cyber campaign targeting Australian government networks should not come as a surprise to cyber security experts. The heavy use of spear-phishing for intrusion, credential harvesting for privilege escalation and lateral movement is in every adversary’s playbook. What is important to note is one’s exposure to this type of …

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Topics:Cyber Threats

by Mahesh Babu, on May 12, 2020

If we agree that standing privilege is defined as that accounts have persistent privilege access for all time on some set of systems. Zero standing privilege is the exact opposite. It is the purest form of just-in-time administrator access, ensuring that the principle of least privilege is enforced by granting, …

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Topics:Privileged Access Management (PAM)

by Mahesh Babu, on May 06, 2020

Usability ensures more deployment of a security tool, adoption by those the security tool is trying to protect and usage by the security teams administering the tool. This, in turn, ensures more of the estate is protected. Usability, therefore, has three key components - (1) ease of deployment, (2) low …

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Topics:Privileged Access Management (PAM)

by Mahesh Babu, on May 05, 2020

The credential has become a commodity that will be breached. 74% of breached organizations admitted the breach involved access to a privileged account. In addition, The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) found that out of all attacks, 29% of total breaches involved the use of stolen credentials, second only to phishing …

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Topics:Cyber ThreatsPrivileged Access Management (PAM)

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