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Mark Austin
December 15th, 2011

Privilege Guard 3.0 Sneak Peek

As we approach the end of 2011, the Avecto product development team have been busy putting the finishing touches to Privilege Guard 3.0 (Edit: now Defendpoint), along with two brand new modules for Privilege Guard – the Privilege Guard Reporting Pack and the Privilege Guard McAfee ePO Integration Pack. On the run up to Christmas we’ll be giving you a sneak preview of all this exciting new technology, which you can get your hands on at the start of the New Year.

First up is Privilege Guard 3.0, with a new look management console that is both striking to look at and wonderfully intuitive. As you move beyond the obvious visual enhancements, you will find full search capabilities, which allow you to quickly locate policy items and navigate to them with ease.

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How to dismantle an atomic bomb

Security researchers at enSilo recently released a novel code injection technique for Windows known as ‘Atom Bombing’. This is so called because it exploits Windows atom tables and Async procedure calls (APC) to evade detection by many common security solutions.

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Making the “cyber” world a more secure place

Leveraging technology partnerships to drive customer value

New and sophisticated security threats and cyber attacks such as zero-days, “phishing”, and advanced persistent threats are plaguing organizations the world over, directly impacting:

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The thinking problem

Over the past 30 years we’ve seen business technologies come and go in a rapidly evolving landscape of innovation and ingenuity. You could be forgiven for thinking that in the time we shrunk a computer down to the size of a wristwatch and established high speed connectivity to every corner of the globe that we would have also revolutionized information security.

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Building bridges to a more connected security environment

For a long time, the threat intelligence landscape could be likened to an archipelago; a collection of islands. There were a few bridges here and there but the various islands remained largely inaccessible. It became clear, however, that in this era of rapidly evolving and advanced threats, we needed to find a way to build those bridges, to join the dots and ensure each part of the ‘security archipelago’ is not only connected, but integrated, with open channels of communication.

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Komma-leons: What punctuation tells us about changing with the environment

A few weeks ago, I happened to listen to a radio programme on how punctuation came to exist. This remarkably interesting half hour revealed to me how something that we now see as finished, complete, and solid is in fact the result of invention, evolution, and technical advance.

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