Windows Defender ATP: Intelligent Protection for Modern Threats

Posted by aeadmin on Dec 12, 2018 11:49:25 AM

 

There isn’t much an organization can do to reduce the number of security threats it faces on a daily basis. Hackers will be hackers. They constantly develop new techniques and tools that allow them to carry out as many attacks as possible. However, organizations can make the job of a hacker more difficult by reducing the attack surface.

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Tags: Microsoft, cybersecurity, Secure Score, Attack Surface, Windows Defender ATP

Microsoft’s Defense-in-Depth Approach to Email Security

Posted by aeadmin on Aug 16, 2018 9:39:32 AM

 

While the use of collaboration tools is on the rise, email remains a vital component of corporate communications. It’s also a primary vector for malware distribution and attacks on endpoint devices. Most of these attacks attempt to exploit users rather than defeat security controls. In the 2018 Survey on Endpoint Protection and Response by the SANS Institute, 53 percent of IT professionals said their organizations had fallen victim to social engineering and phishing attacks, while half said they’d been impacted by ransomware.

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Tags: security, cybersecurity

Microsoft Tools for Managing Privileged Accounts, Part 2

Posted by aeadmin on Feb 27, 2018 9:08:39 AM

 

In Part 1 of this post, we examined how two Microsoft solutions, Privileged Access Workstation (PAW) and Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS), protect privileged accounts and the data and applications they use. PAW is capable of distinguishing privileged administrative accounts from normal user accounts. When a privileged account is recognized, PAW creates a hardened physical environment for sensitive tasks while preventing high-risk activity. LAPS automatically generates, encrypts and randomizes passwords based on security policies and simplifies password management.

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Tags: adaptivedge, cybersecurity, PAWS, identity management, privileged accounts

Preventing Sensitive Data from Seeping through the Cracks

Posted by aeadmin on Feb 5, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 

Over the last several posts, we’ve been discussing the need for a modern security strategy that protects the “identity perimeter” with special emphasis on securing privileged accounts. We also explained how user and entity behavior analytics can break the cyberattack chain by identifying and mitigating insider threats and compromised user credentials.

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Tags: adaptivedge, cybersecurity, identity perimeter, privileged accounts, identity management, data loss prevention

To Break the Cyberattack Chain, You Need the Right Tools

Posted by aeadmin on Jan 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM

 

In the military, the term “attack chain” or “kill chain” is used to describe how an attack is structured and executed, from identification of a target to selection of an appropriate weapon to the use of that weapon on the target. Reconnaissance operations are employed throughout the chain to monitor the movement and defense capabilities of the target and evaluate the impact of the attack.

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Tags: adaptivedge, cybersecurity, identity, phishing, UEBA, cyberattack, security

Tools and Techniques for Protecting Privileged Accounts

Posted by aeadmin on Dec 28, 2017 1:35:06 PM


In our last post, we explained that identity has become the new perimeter in today’s cloud-based, mobile-enabled environment. It’s no longer possible to maintain IT assets and applications behind a firewall. Organizations must implement robust identity management and authentication mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users gain access to resources.

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Tags: adaptivedge, cybersecurity, privileged accounts, Active Directory, Azure, Microsoft

How Azure Active Directory Premium Helps Secure the Identity Perimeter

Posted by aeadmin on Dec 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

The days when users accessed corporate applications and data via desktops at the office are long past. Mobile devices enable anytime, anywhere access to both internal and cloud-based resources. The traditional network perimeter no longer exists.

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Tags: microsoft azure, adaptivedge, cybersecurity, security, Active Directory, Microsoft

Yesterday’s Cybersecurity Strategy Is Ineffective Today

Posted by aeadmin on Dec 1, 2017 8:59:47 AM


Cybersecurity is a top priority for organizations. According to IDG’s 2017 State of the CIO Report, 32 percent of CEOs want their CIOs to focus on upgrading the IT security infrastructure. That’s the same number that are wanting their CIOs to help drive revenue growth. What’s more, 51 percent of survey respondents said their cybersecurity strategy and overall IT strategy were tightly integrated. On average, 12 percent of the IT budget is earmarked for cybersecurity.

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Tags: Azure, microsoft azure, adaptivedge, cybersecurity

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