The Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report 2019 analyzes the data from security bullitens issued by Microsoft throughout 2018. On the second Tuesday of every month, or "Patch Tuesday," Microsoft releases fixes for any vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft products. This report compiles these releases into one, holistic...
Attack Surface Manager (ASM) gives security teams unprecedented power to easily implement a cyber hygiene program to harden their networks against malicious lateral movement of cyberattackers. This paper provides an overview of common ways that Illusive's customers are using Attack Surface Manager, including...
Access risk: Security leaders understand their governance and technology challenges. But addressing them with new automated tools - and selling these new processes within their organizations? Those are the problems attendees attempted to solve at a recent dinner in Philadelphia.
Research results from over 1,000 global key decision makers with visibility over access management confirm that security professionals are aware that a breach is only a matter of time, with 50% of respondents having already suffered a serious breach or expecting to experience one over the next six months (up from 42%...
Unix and Linux build the foundation for most business-critical systems. Thus, they present target-rich environments for cyber-attackers. Privileged Access Management (PAM) helps to mitigate such risks. To succeed, security teams must follow an integrated approach, covering both privilege elevation and centralized...
The abuse and/or misuse of privileged credentials plays a role in almost every cybersecurity breach incident today. With privileged access in hand. an attacker essentially becomes a malicious insider - and that's an alarming scenario for any IT professional, all the way up to the C-level and the Board.
System Administrators are no loner managing boxes sitting under their desks; Now, they're coding their infrastructure. The new digital users, enforced by the as-a-service business model, leave them facing critical challenges to manage and interconnect increasingly diverse systems, and to ensure scalability and...
The computer systems the U.S. Department of the Treasury uses to track the nation's debt have serious security flaws that could allow unauthorized access to a wealth of federal data, according to a pair of audits released this week by the Government Accountability Office.
Overall, Password Strength Scores follow the trends for Security
Scores: As companies get bigger, on average their Password
Strength Score goes down.
For businesses with fewer than 25 employees, the average total
Password Strength Score is 53. At more than 10,000 employees,
the average score drops to...
Multifactor authentication remains an industry best practice
for preventing unauthorized account access. Our analysis this
year found that, overall, 45% of businesses are using multifactor
authentication. This is a significant increase from last year's
24.5%. Encouragingly, more businesses are augmenting
The explosion in the quantity and diversity of internet-connected devices - from industrial control systems and cars to farming equipment and refrigerators - makes applying privileged access management more important than ever, says Wallix Group's Chad Carter.
Identity and access management is more complicated when organizations rely on a cloud infrastructure, says Brandon Swafford, CISO at Waterbury, Connecticut-based Webster Bank, who describes the challenges in an interview.
Effectively managing privileged
accounts (sometimes called
superuser accounts) is becoming
more and more critical as security
and compliance emerge as
the driving forces behind most
IT initiatives. Unfortunately,
native tools and manual
practices for privileged account
management are proving to be
With major data breaches in the news and high-stakes security regulations in effect - including GDPR and the NIS Directive - CISOs worldwide are scrambling to comply with IT standards and avoid hefty fines. Privileged Access Management (PAM) streamlines compliance and overlaps with the requirements of many...
Companies are moving to the cloud in greater numbers than ever, targeting flexibility and access for their increasingly distributed workforces. But cloud migration of critical resources, even a portion for hybrid environments, presents serious security challenges and risks on many levels. The cloud is an attractive...