NetApp Insight, NetApp’s annual technical conference, brought together storage and data management professionals to discuss changing the world with data. In over 200 technical sessions and the Insight Central exhibit hall, organizations learned how NetApp’s Data Fabric can help them: Harness the power of the hybrid cloud Build a next-generation data center Modernize storage through […]
There’s a lot of news coverage on threats like ransomware, malware, and phishing that are all about punching holes in organizations to grab quick spoils. But what isn’t getting a lot of coverage is the careful, patient planning attackers do once inside your Microsoft Active Directory (AD) environment. They fly under the radar scoping out […]
Stealthbits CTO, Jonathan Sander, recently returned from a road trip across the U.S. where he met with several customers. One of them remarked that finding sensitive data across his organization was like trying to find Waldo in the children’s book series, Where’s Waldo. The customer went on to say, ‘Even if we find it, we […]
File Activity Monitoring Organizations spend thousands, if not millions of dollars, on their data storage infrastructure. However, many lack visibility into file activity on Network-attached storage (NAS) devices like NetApp, Dell EMC, and Hitachi—as well as Windows devices. This is because native auditing can present challenges like configuration complexity, undifferentiated events, and performance issues. As […]
File Activity Monitoring With Russia’s suspected hacking of the U.S. elections still in the news, our office conversation turned to the topic of Edward Snowden. One of our executives commented that even with the billions the government spent on cybersecurity—including technologies like User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)—officials still don’t know exactly what information Snowden […]
Active Directory Permissions The release of StealthAUDIT 8.0 delivers enhanced Active Directory (AD) Permissions analysis capabilities. This is welcome news to the over 90% of organizations that use Active Directory to control who can access their network and resources. I say welcome because there are so many different ways to grant privileged access to AD […]
Controlling Local Administrator Access Local administrative access is necessary for IT staff to perform tasks like installing software and fixing server and desktop issues. Often users outside IT also end up with local admin rights so they too can install software on their own machines or make other configuration changes. However, many organizations lack processes […]
Laying the Groundwork for a Success IAM Deployment Implementing an Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution is a complex undertaking that involves significant investment in time and resources. As a result, project leaders are laser-focused on extending IAM’s footprint to accomplish three goals: Strengthen their security posture Maximize technology value Increase Return on Investment With […]
There will be 34 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020 – Business Insider The Internet of Things (IoT) has been a hot topic for a few years. The discussion, however, has focused more on the convenience of having ‘things’ like televisions, refrigerators, and cars connected to the Internet—rather than on their security. Cybersecurity […]
Some years ago, I worked as a software implementation consultant in the public sector. An IT Director pulled me into his office one day to ask about my team’s ERP deployment. After I answered his questions he said, “That all sounds fine. What isn’t so fine is the state of my Active Directory.” He proceeded […]
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