Deloitte breach underlines need for better authentication

Computer Weekly

A breach of Deloitte’s email system, which may have exposed client details, emphasises the need for two-factor authentication and the monitoring of systems administrators

Amazon: Our new doc-sharing cloud service is enterprise-grade

David Linthicum

For starters, Amazon promises to take care of the storage, authentication, security, and other aspects of running a document sharing service for you. Beyond that, AWS will push further into mobile and introduce services to aid mobile application development and system administration. Amazon Web Services'' release of its Zocalo cloud service for managing and sharing documents is a very interesting move.

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Amazon: Our new doc-sharing cloud service is enterprise-grade

David Linthicum

For starters, Amazon promises to take care of the storage, authentication, security, and other aspects of running a document sharing service for you. Beyond that, AWS will push further into mobile and introduce services to aid mobile application development and system administration. [ Amazon Web Services'' release of its Zocalo cloud service for managing and sharing documents is a very interesting move.

The Architecture of Identity Systems

Phil Windley

Summary: The architecture of an identity system has a profound impact on the nature of the relationships it supports. Introductory note: I recently read a paper from Sam Smith, Key Event Receipt Infrastructure , that provided inspiration for a way to think about and classify identity systems.

Can the Digital Future Be Our Home?

Phil Windley

More and more of our lives are being intermediated by digital systems. And yet those systems are not ours, but rather belong to the companies that provide them. Living our lives inside the administrative systems of Big Tech is akin to living your life inside an amusement park.

Recorded Future Provides Awareness Into Issue of Government Credentials On The Open Web

CTOvision

They are regularly used to hold and share small working documents by programmers/developers/systems administrators as well as academics and students. Analysis and additional reporting by the government indicates that many of these agencies do not require multi-factor authentication, meaning lost credentials are a particularly risky threat in those cases.

Security for Big Data Designs: Examining best practices with security architect Eddie Garcia

CTOvision

Authentication is addressed for the perimeter security requirements. Active Directory and Kerberos are the authentication staples within the enterprise, allowing all users to be authenticated. Data security segregates data from privileged user accounts including system administrators and protects storage from theft or improper disposal. By Katie Kennedy.

Insider Threat: A perspective on how to address the increasing risk

CTOvision

However, in June of 2013, a systems administrator at the National Security Agency (NSA) reminded us of the threat that already exists within an organization, behind the protection of its sophisticated, complex perimeter security. Technology: Well managed infrastructure with the right authentication/authorization and security capabilities provides a baseline for additional specialized tools which can help detect attempts at unauthorized access, issue alerts and contain damage.

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10 Unbelievable Ways the CIA Is Failing at Cybersecurity

SecureWorld News

must care as much about securing our systems as we care about running them if we are to make the necessary revolutionary change.". in a press to meet growing and critical mission needs, CCI had prioritized building cyber weapons at the expense of securing their own systems.

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Fed Tech News Roundup 8 July 2015

CTOvision

Information Security: Cyber Threats and Data Breaches Illustrate Need for Stronger Controls across Federal Agencies, July 08, 2015 GAO Info Security (Today) - What GAO FoundFederal systems face an evolving array of cyber-based threats. Privileged user authentication and PKI are. travel system is under strain today causing a major disruption to business and pleasure travel on all carriers do to what United is calling a computer systems.

Swans Reflecting Elephants

Doctor Chaos

Defenders should write flexible policies that only allow their systems to perform approved security audits by these tools and under no other circumstance. And even then, we still have to contend with things such as CAPTCHA logins, two-factor authentication, and automated lockouts.

FBI: Credential Stuffing Leads to Millions in Fraudulent Transfers

SecureWorld News

Although neither entity reported any fraud, one of the attacks resulted in an extended system outage that prevented the collection of nearly $2 million in revenue. Some of the credentials belonged to company leadership, system administrators, and other employees with privileged access.".

New York: Cyberattack Is Twitter's Fault, Let's Increase Regulation

SecureWorld News

I would call the company I'd targeted, ask for their computer room, make sure I was talking to a system administrator, and tell him, 'This is [whatever fictitious name popped into my head at that moment], from DEC support. It was the summer cyberattack that had social media buzzing.

Things To Understand To Prevent Data Loss

Galido

The only solution is to define boundaries, lockdown access to a particular system to only a few people. On the desktop/laptop, Windows under the “Professional” or “Enterprise” SKU offers an optional Bitlocker encryption system. Access controls are provided using a combination of NTFS file system and a Domain Controller server which provides the authentication of users to the system, enabling them to log in and use the computer.

For Top Cyber Threats, Look in the Mirror

Cloud Musings

When this is done, the credentials of a user accessing network resources can be instead transmitted to the attacker’s system. The next big no-no is when system administrators all use the same Local Admin password. If an attacker is able to compromise the LM/NT hash representation of the password, then the attacker can use the hash to authenticate and execute commands on other systems that have the same password.

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Should Data Centers Think?

Cloud Musings

The framework greatly improves system administrator control of the intelligent use of data center infrastructure in cloud environments by: Empowering systems to expose a consistent set of telemetry data; Simplifying telemetry ingestion across ubiquitous storage system; Improving the deployment model, packaging and flexibility for collecting telemetry; Allowing flexible processing of telemetry data on agent (e.g.

Work with HR to prevent data damage and downtime from disgruntled ex-employees

IT Manager Daily

The previous system administrator in this case removed all other admin access, used a backup email to retrieve the company’s attempt at resetting the password from Google, and gained full access to the company’s data and communication channels. And, in another case, a disgruntled ex-employee at an online college held the only administrative access to the college’s Gmail account.

Life-Like Identity: Why the Internet Needs an Identity Metasystem

Phil Windley

By creating a general-purpose system for constructing context-specific identity systems, the metasystem represents a universal trust framework. And this happened without anyone being aware that there was an identity system in play. We do this without any intervening administrator, without permission, without significant effort, and usually without much thought. You attempt to sign in, but they’ve recently updated to HappyHostess from their previous system.

Step-By-Step: Configuring a Hybrid Office 365 Deployment via Hybrid Deployment Wizard

CanITPro

In this scenario, a hybrid link is created between on-premise Exchange 2013 or 2016 server and Office 365 enabling the managing system administrator choice as to where a user’s mailbox will reside. Authentication utilized is that of a single source, namely Active Directory in sync or federated with Azure Active directory, to reduce complexity around user log in. Log in to Office 365 with the Global Administrator account credentials.

Monthly Update: November 2019

Linux Academy

Configuring Key-Based Authentication. Configure Directory and File Access and Add Basic Authentication. Working with Essential Red Hat Linux System Administration Tools. Working with Essential Red Hat Linux System Administration Tools – yum. Working with Essential Red Hat Linux System Administration Tools – Storage (VDO). Scripting Administration Tasks with Ansible. Using Client Authentication with Kafka.

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Five Focal Point to Digitize and Innovate Education

Future of CIO

Therefore, the education system administrated via the mechanical and reductionistic management philosophy with manufacture style, focusing on instilling static knowledge, is no longer fit enough for the exponential changes and shorten knowledge life cycle. Focus on capability building, not just teaching knowledge : Traditional educations often train followers; digital education needs to develop authentic leadership.