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Account Roles to Know Within Your Organization

Access issues run the gamut. Privileged access to assets may be open, or groups providing elevated rights may house hidden users or open access groups. Proper account deprovisioning may be overlooked. Regular user login accounts may even provide administrative access to hosts, databases or applications and you might not even know it. Do you know what kind of account roles …
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6 Stats to Know About Privileged Access Management (PAM)

When’s the last time you really thought about privileged access? Maybe you’ve done the legwork with password vaulting. Or have built your own in-house system. But overly complex IT infrastructure, regulatory requirements and technology sprawl further complicate the already costly and time-consuming management of privileged access. Data is truth. Before you can close the loop on longer-term PAM governance, you …
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SPHEREboard 4.0 is Here, with a Newly Designed Asset Review Module (ARM)

SPHERE Technology Solutions, a global, woman-owned cybersecurity business focused on improving security and enhancing compliance, releases the latest version of its flagship SPHEREboard product with a redesigned Asset Review Module (ARM), improving the way technologists can interact with business users to extract the entitlement information necessary to implement a Least Privileged Access model. “We’ve reconfigured SPHEREboard with a fully integrated ARM that delivers both robust reporting capabilities …
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Who Wants a Slice of SPHEREboard?

There’s something special about eating at a dive diner. The kind of place where you can see the grill. The burgers are greasy and the fries crisp. The coffee tastes so good you wonder why Starbucks or Dunkin don’t have a “dive diner” flavor. It’s comfort food. You throw out the diet for that one meal and you just sit …
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Check Out My Assets!

Do you ever find yourself going through your desk and finding something, like a USB drive or old Blackberry device and think “huh, I didn’t know I still had this.” The same is true for data. You may own something that you had no idea you had. As security people who are responsible for ensuring unstructured data is properly protected, …
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Scan Every Hard Drive

Sensitive unstructured data doesn’t care where it lives, and neither do the hackers or insider threats that are trying to find and use it.  When it comes to securing data, organizations tend to focus on the big network-attached devices, filer servers or document management systems such as SharePoint.  Yet they tend to ignore desktops, laptops, print servers, or even critical …
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The Big Engine That Could

I’m a car guy. I remember as a kid being fascinated with cars. The designs, how they worked everything that went into building them. So naturally, when it came time to name the back-end of SPHEREboard, I naturally gravitated to the word “engine”. It’s what drives and powers SPHEREboard, so it’s an engine, right?Over the last several months, we’ve come …
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Introducing SPHEREboard 3.8

After years of working for large organizations, I have an almost paranoid fear of getting stuck in a rut; of developing a “we’ve always done it this way” attitude that often plagues large software companies. These companies often fear change either because of risk of failure or because the work is too challenging. When I work with our developers here …
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Let’s Get to Work!

SPHEREboard 3.4 – Introducing Workers  The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney The evolution of SPHEREboard has followed an interesting path. From the initial concept to the launch several years ago, the product has changed dramatically. Features we thought were the most important aspects turned out to be not as important for …
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Welcome to SPHEREboard

Introducing SPHEREboard 3.2 “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.” – T.D. Jakes SPHERE Development is always looking for ways to improve our product. Our goal is to empower our customers with the tools they need to have visibility into their risk through analysis, and then reduce that risk through action.  In SPHEREboard 3.0, …
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