Category Archives: Least Privilege

Restoring user freedom in the security-first enterprise

It’s been a busy year in the cyber security arena so far, and it doesn’t look like the pace will be slowing down. From hacking schemes like Heartbleed to significant data breaches at Home Depot, P.F. Chang’s and the Montana … Continue reading

How Windows XP’s End of Support Translates into a Window of Opportunity

The lead up to Windows XP’s expiration is causing a frenzy among the many businesses that are still running on the retiring operating system. Recent statistics show that XP still represents more than 30 percent of market share; unfortunately, the … Continue reading

5 reasons to love least privilege security

IT security doesn’t often get much love, from end users or system administrators. So in this post, I’m going to give you 5 reasons why you should embrace least privilege security with open arms on Valentine’s Day.

7 Windows 7 Resolutions for 2014

Migrating from XP to 7 offers organizations a good moment to re-assess their security setup. But where to start? After nearly 13 years, Tuesday 8 April is the day Windows XP reaches the end of the road as Microsoft pulls … Continue reading

The NSA is Worried About its Sysadmins. But isn’t Everyone?

Plans to reduce admin numbers by 90% have probably been misunderstood A year ago, few beyond the realms of computer security, politics and journalism had even heard of the US National Security Agency (NSA) let alone could explain what it … Continue reading

Whose job is it to watch the Admins?

Administrators, privileged network deities or just a type of ordinary network user much the same as anyone else? Years into an age where IT security has become a mainstream topic, this remains the sort of polarising question that can provoke one of two reactions; shock or relief. Continue reading

New Ways to Reduce the Risk of Admin Operations

Remote Administration of Servers and Desktops with Least Privilege Microsoft PowerShell is an essential tool to manage and administer servers and desktops in the enterprise.  As time passes, an increasing array of Microsoft Windows operating system components and Windows applications … Continue reading

Privilege Guard v3.8 is here!

Face the developing threat landscape head-on Today, Avecto are very excited to announce our latest and greatest release, Privilege Guard 3.8. Packed with unique and innovative features, version 3.8 really does set Privilege Guard apart in terms of our ability … Continue reading