January 18th, 2013
We introduced the hyperlink feature into Privilege Guard messages back in version 2.8, which allows IT admins to supply users with a link to information on an intranet or extranet. Although Privilege Guard messages are highly configurable, both in terms of display text and visual styles, there is only so much you can fit into a message, so having the ability to break out into a web page has proven very successful in making sure users are kept well informed as to why they are being prompted.
I wanted to write this post to highlight a few advanced use cases that you may want to try in your own Privilege Guard implementations, that may help you deliver a better experience to your end users, all using the message hyperlink option.
- June 19th, 2017
In part 1, I discussed the importance of understanding your company’s culture when embarking on a security project as this can be the key to success or failure. In this blog, I’ll take a closer look at the five key areas you should pay particular attention to.
- May 19th, 2017
It’s been a busy week in the security world. On Friday 12th May 2017 the world was hit by one of the biggest ransomware out breaks in recent times. It reached 74 countries and more than 45,000 systems. By Monday, this was more like 150 countries and 200,000 systems, according to Europol. When a kill-switch was found to disable the virus, it was a matter of hours until new variants were infecting systems at a rate of 3,600 per hour.
- May 13th, 2017
On Friday, a cyber attack on an unprecedented scale struck a wide range of organizations in over 99 countries across the globe. The ransomware attack, known as WannaCry or WannaCrypt0r shut down IT systems in NHS hospitals and GP surgeries in the UK as well as many large global organizations including Telefonica, FedEx and Renault.
- April 28th, 2017
The much anticipated 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon was launched this week and once again it highlights some interesting and concerning security trends.
- April 21st, 2017
The recent NCA report shows how easy it is for young people to slip down the path of cybercrime. The barrier to entry in the cyber crime market is at an all-time low with the tools needed to create new ransomware attacks available for free online. There are videos, tutorials, and blogs all detailing how to make money usually in the form of anonymous crypto currencies such as bitcoin.