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CEO Interview: Today’s Threat Landscape Demands Conditional Access Everywhere

Posted by Matt Culbertson on Apr 15, 2019 1:46:05 PM

Today, too many organizations are approaching complex cybersecurity challenges by attempting to hire their way out of the problem while building disjointed and ineffective security implementations. In a recent interview with Security Weekly, Preempt CEO Ajit Sancheti explains what the modern threat landscape means for today’s enterprise security teams. His conversation with Paul Asadoorian, Founder and CEO of Security Weekly, also outlines how CISOs can use a Conditional Access security posture to address the challenges of the cybersecurity talent shortage and the unfortunate reality that most organizations can’t see or respond to malicious network activity in real-time.

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Topics: Conditional Access

Podcast: Addressing Credential Compromise and Insider Threats Requires a New Security Approach

Posted by Matt Culbertson on Mar 6, 2019 10:59:25 AM

How can you secure an organization by using identity, behavior and risk? Preempt CEO Ajit Sancheti recently conducted an interview with Blog Talk Radio on how the enterprise perimeter is eroding - and what to do about it. Identity and Access Threat Prevention is a critical component of an effective enterprise cybersecurity, and as Ajit explains, a strategy that combines holistic visibility and real-time enforcement addresses the complex nature of today’s enterprise IT environments.

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Topics: Insider Threat

The Emergence of Identity and Access Threat Prevention, as explained by 451 Research

Posted by Matt Culbertson on Feb 1, 2019 1:57:37 PM

Enterprises continue to embrace cloud-based architectures, and cloud services are a significant contributor to a forecasted $3.8 trillion in IT spending this year. But increasingly, organizations are finding the one-size-fits-all cloud approach to be obsolete. For many workloads and services, firms are surprisingly moving assets back to on-prem and hybrid environments to address unique challenges like network complexity and a chronic shortage of security staff.

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Topics: Identity

With ⅓ of Enterprises Suffering from Weak or Exposed Passwords, Is Hollywood Part of the Problem?

Posted by Matt Culbertson on Jan 18, 2019 1:38:10 PM

TV shows, movies, and video games seem to take a lot of heat (fairly or not) for contributing to a mixed bag of societal problems. When setting your passwords, make sure to take your cues from movies like Ocean’s Thirteen’s Livingston Dell and Mad Max’s Furiosa - rather than examples like James Bond using his coworker’s name as the only password for $120 million in gambling winnings. Kanye’s infamous “000000” iPhone password, typed in full view of White House press cameras, comes to mind.

What password would you use for a bank account soon to be worth $120 million?

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Topics: Credential Compromise, Passwords

451 Research explains Preempt: Identity, Behavior and Risk

Posted by Matt Culbertson on Jun 15, 2018 1:47:04 PM

Preempt’s platform is “one of the most interesting and powerful to hit the infosec market in years,” writes Garrett Bekker, 451 Research’s Houston-based Principal Security Analyst, in a new report (released yesterday).

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Topics: Identity, Informaton Security

How do you sell risk?

Posted by Matt Culbertson on Jun 14, 2018 9:17:01 AM

It’s a Silicon Valley* refrain: Risk is better than regret. But does that motto sell?

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Topics: Risk, Identity, Informaton Security