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Protect your Windows network from excessive administrator rights

Every developer or user on your network with administrative privileges adds risk of account compromise. Review privileges and take these steps to better manage Windows network access rights.

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Privilege escalation explained: Why these flaws are so valuable to hackers

Attackers use privilege escalation flaws to gain access to systems and applications. Patching and monitoring are the most important ways to stop them.

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Why COVID-19 will change identity management forever

Large job losses, more people working from home, and an increased use of freelancers and consultants are forcing companies to rethink their access control models.

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COVID-19 offers a unique opportunity to pilot zero trust, rapidly and at scale

A zero-trust model addresses many of the security concerns around supporting large numbers of remote workers, and new vendor free trials make fast deployment possible.

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The 10 most powerful cybersecurity companies

What makes these 10 security vendors the biggest power players? We break it down.

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How Virgin Hyperloop One protects its most precious data

VHO's high profile means its intellectual property is coveted by competitors, nation-states and curious hackers. Tightly controlled access is the key to protecting that data.

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Flex streamlines app access for 20k suppliers with IAM overhaul

Contract manufacturer Flex dumped its distributed identity and access management system for a more centralized, cloud-based option that better protects data and intellectual property.

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Peer product reviews: IT pros evaluate 7 enterprises offerings

These downloadable reports offer objective user-contributed product evaluations to help IT decision-makers navigate the tech purchase process.

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Twitter spy scandal a wake-up call for companies to clean up their data access acts

Two Twitter employees accessed user data on behalf of the Saudi government. Neither should have had access, and this is a sign of a bigger problem at all companies.

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How to create an effective security policy (and 4 templates to get you started)

Download our ebook that features templates for security policies on passwords, acceptable use, email, access control, BYOD and incident response.

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3 leading network access control products reviewed

Real IT users evaluate network access control solutions: Cisco Identity Services Engine, Aruba ClearPass and ForeScout CounterACT. (Download the 27-page comparison.)

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What is access control? A key component of data security

Access control is a method of guaranteeing that users are who they say they are and that they have the appropriate access to company data. It is a vital aspect of data security, but it has some significant enforcement challenges.

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Best tools for single sign-on (SSO)

SSO can reduce the risk of weak passwords and administrative overhead associated with managing account access. These are the top single sign-on solutions to consider.

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Managing identity and access management in uncertain times

Emerging standards and frameworks such as Gartner CARTA, Zero Trust, NIST SP 800 and IDSA provide guidelines, but how organizations manage identity and access management in 2019 is what matters most.

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5 steps to simple role-based access control (RBAC)

RBAC is the idea of assigning system access to users based on their role in an organization. It's important to remember that not every employee needs a starring role.

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IAM for IoT: Taming the internet of threats

We don’t simply give users credentials and allow unfettered access to the network, why wouldn't we apply the same controls to a networked device?

What it takes to become an information assurance analyst

This in-demand role calls for a rare combination of superior communication skills and security chops. Learn how one information assurance analyst landed his current job, the skills and training that helped him get there, and where his...

Fraud prevention: Improving internal controls

Internal fraud controls aren't fire-and-forget. Smart collaboration and ongoing improvement will help keep fraud in check. Here are the basics.

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