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Which security functions outsource poorly and which outsource well

Which security functions outsource poorly and which outsource well

The IT security industry’s skill shortage is a well-worn topic. Survey after survey indicates that a lack of skilled personnel is a critical factor in weak security posture. If the skills are not available in your organization then you could: a) ignore the problem and hope for the best, or b) get help from the outside.
Case of the Disappearing Objects: How to Audit Who Deleted What in Active Directory

Case of the Disappearing Objects: How to Audit Who Deleted What in Active Directory

I often get asked how to audit the deletion of objects in Active Directory. It’s pretty easy to do this with the Windows Security Log – especially for tracking deletion of users and groups which I’ll show you first. All you have to do is enable “Audit user accounts” and “Audit security group management” in the Default Domain Controllers Policy GPO.
Top three high risk behaviors that compromise IT Security

Top three high risk behaviors that compromise IT Security

The insider threat is typically much more infrequent than external attacks, but they usually pose a much higher severity of risk for organizations when they do happen. While they can be perpetrated by malicious actors, it is more common the result of negligence.
Why are Workstation Security Logs so Important?

Why are Workstation Security Logs so Important?

No one needs to be convinced that monitoring Domain Controller security logs is important; member servers are equally as important: most people understand that member servers are where “our data” is located.
MFA Solutions

Popular MFA Solutions

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a method and technology to verify a user’s identity requiring two or more credential category types for the user to be able to log into a system or make a transaction. The MFA method requires a successful combination of at least two independent credentials, which generally combines one of three following credential categories:  Note: Multi-factor authentication is only not limited […]
Carbon Black (CB) Defense Sensor

How to Deploy: Carbon Black (CB) Defense Sensor

Carbon Black (CB) Defense is a distributed process monitoring tool for threat detection across enterprise networks. The Carbon Black sensor executes data capturing activities to discover suspicious activities that occur within a network. Once deployed, the CB Defense sensor stays on and always collects data that can be categorized and analyzed for suspicious activities To […]
Everyone Wants to Be a Penetration Tester

Everyone Wants to Be a Penetration Tester

There is a lot more to cyber security than just hacking... So… Everyone wants to be a penetration tester! Lately I’ve been speaking at events, conducting interviews, mentoring new security professionals and students and every single person when asked how they want their career to progress or what they are interested in doing, like clockwork […]

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