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Best Practices to Incorporate DevOps in Enterprise Security

June 1st, 2021

It’s impossible to make an organization 100% impenetrable. You may have all the right security policies and tools. But, no matter how quickly you shore up your defenses, cyber criminals just keep getting faster. To avoid becoming the next victim of a cyber attack, you just need to outrun the guy next to you. That’s…


Cyber Incident Response Checklist and Plan: Are You Breach-Ready?

May 27th, 2021

It’s no longer rare to see cyber-attacks in the daily news. From ransomware to data breaches to DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, the incident is usually attributed to either cyber criminals or nation-states, and almost always comes from beyond our own country’s borders and laws. Because of this, we worry about clicking on a…


Cyber Security Incident Reporting Process and Template

May 6th, 2021

Ever since we launched our customizable cyber security incident report template, I’ve been amazed by its volume of downloads. I quickly realized that the increasing cyber threats from criminal hackers, malware, and ransomware being taken seriously by organizations large and small, and that there is a growing demand for guidance and information on cyber security…


The New Cyber Security “Perimeter”: Securing Privileged Access

April 22nd, 2021

Because so many applications and services are now hosted in the cloud, the traditional cyber security perimeter no longer exists. Accelerated by the COVID global pandemic, remote access from multiple devices has become the rule rather than the exception across our networks. In our always-on, Internet-connected universe, every user potentially has access to privileged or…


Adoption Skyrockets with Invisible Privileged Access Management

April 20th, 2021

Traditional PAM solutions require users to interrupt their workflow to access privileged credentials. They must switch screens and switch contexts, slowing their productivity. Frustrated, busy users are more likely to skirt security policies when PAM is difficult to use. Privileged access management must be embedded in daily workflow To realize the benefits of enterprise PAM,…


Privileged Identity Management (PIM) and Identity-Centric Security Controls

April 1st, 2021

The number of identities in the enterprise is exploding. Gaining control of identities related to people as well as machines is a challenge for many organizations. You need to know who your users are and what they do. If you experience a security incident, you must be able to reverse engineer who did what in…


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…


Active Directory Security and Hardening: An Ethical Hacker’s Guide to Reducing AD Risks

February 23rd, 2021

Approx. reading time: 8-10mins  This blog is intended for: IT and System Admins IT Security IT Auditors Pen Testers Tech Geeks Anyone moving into a career in Cybersecurity Skip to most common Active Directory misconfigurations In this post, we’re going to focus on common cyber-attacks that target Active Directory (AD). Active Directory is deployed across…


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…