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Damon is the Director of Product Marketing at Stealthbits responsible for Active Directory and Privileged Access Management solutions. He has over 20 years of experience addressing marketing challenges of all kinds for many notable, B2B software companies, including Red Hat, Quest Software, Sterling Commerce, and most recently SecureAuth. Damon has a passion for cybersecurity software and improving the defenses of organizations against cyber-attacks. Damon resides in Columbus, Ohio.

Is Privileged Access Management in Need of a Fresh New Approach?

Software products to address privileged access have been around for 20 years. From Password Vaulting to Proxy Servers to Dedicated Administrative Accounts, popular Privileged Access Management (PAM) products are overly expensive and complicated. Many of the current PAM solutions available were first developed more than a decade ago and are based on antiquated architectures and years of code bloat that […]

Stealthbits Detects More Threats & Reduces Attacker Dwell Time with New Capabilities

Cyberattacks and data breaches are simply too common, with nearly 4,000 confirmed data breaches reported in the latest 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. Recent news demonstrates Active Directory (AD) is under heavy attack from adversaries of all types, including nation-state sponsored and organized cybercriminal groups alike. June 17, 2020 – North Korea’s state hackers caught engaging in […]

The Importance of Updating Your Breach Password Dictionary

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With breaches and cyber-attacks continually increasing every year, a constant stream of compromised passwords finds their way to the dark web for purchase and use. This should NOT be a surprise. 80% of breaches involved stolen or misused credentials1. And this makes sense … why use advanced attack techniques when stealing credentials and assuming user […]

Stealthbits Named Innovation Leader in New KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for PAM

The privileged access management (PAM) market is heating up! According to the 2020 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for PAM there are roughly 40 vendors in the space with combined annual revenue of $2.2 billion, which is predicted to grow to $5.4 billion a year by 2025. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20%. […]

What is Just-in-Time (JIT) Privileged Access?… It Doesn’t Mean an Auto-Reduction of Standing Privileges

What is Just-in-Time (JIT) Privileged Access? Just-in-time (JIT) is the latest new buzz word in the world of Privileged Access Management (PAM). ‘Just-In-Time Access’, ‘Just-In-Time Privilege’, ‘Just-In-Time Privilege Access’ an internet search brings up a multitude of vendors offering clickbait as to why using their solution is best. The problem is JIT can be accomplished […]

Stealthbits Combines Ease of Use and Security for a Unique Approach to Privileged Access Management

Typically, security is improved at the expense of convenience. Two-factor Authentication disrupts a user for another authentication factor in addition to a password. Signing-in and getting a guest badge with the lobby security guard before meeting a prospective client may be secure but is not very convenient. I could drone-on with more examples, but you get the point.  Our latest release of Stealthbits Privileged […]

Improve the Efficiency and Automation of AD Object Rollback and Recovery in StealthRECOVER 1.5

Why is Active Directory (AD) so Important to Protect? The health and operational integrity of AD has a direct impact on the overall security of your organization. The capability to rollback and recover from unwanted changes is a critical requirement for you to maintain the security and performance of your network. In fact – it’s […]

Improve AD Security – Block Unauthorized Activities & Strengthen Passwords with StealthINTERCEPT 7.0

Nearly everyone uses Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD), over 90% in fact[1], to manage user accounts and provide authentication and access to the majority of organizational resources. Microsoft tells us that 95 million AD accounts are under attack every day[2]. The latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report informs that 56% of breaches in 2018 took a […]

Redefining How Privileged Access is Granted – STEALTHbits Privileged Activity Manager 1.3

Privileged access will always appeal to cyber attackers because of the access rights associated with these accounts. Despite significant investments in Privileged Access Management (PAM) technologies, privileged accounts are still massively overexposed. Traditional PAM providers have focused on controlling access to accounts and their passwords, not on the activities that need to be performed. Go […]

StealthDEFEND 2.2 – Blocking Threats without an Army of Analysts

Data Breaches continue to rise 30-40% every year and attackers continue to advance their techniques to infiltrate organizations exploiting vulnerabilities to gain access to sensitive data. Organizations concerned about data breaches and the rising costs to remediate them, need advanced solutions to identify and combat these ever-increasing attacks. As attacks increasingly occur, organizations are struggling […]

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