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SPHEREboard 4.2 Release Notes: Collection Creation, Audits Tables and More

SPHEREboard Release Notes is an ongoing highlights reel of recent product improvements we’ve made. WHAT’S NEW Collection Creation for unstructured data. Administrators can now create folder collections either manually or via a rule with collection creation. Campaign Audits across the Asset Review Module (ARM), from start to finish. The ARM Results page now allows you to see a full audit …
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You’ve Found Open Access, Now What?

Consider this: only 17% of firms have a mature approach to access management. For the 80%+ of firms who aren’t properly managing access, that means two times more breaches and $5 million more in costs, on average. You understand the risks of open access — through your own home-grown or purchased security reporting tool, you find that there are hundreds …
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Solving for Your Most Important PAM Issues

Let’s say an IT server is built on an Operating System that is managed and maintained by administrators with varying degrees of access, whether the root for UNIX, local administrator for Windows or other sub-systems that have their own privileged service accounts. The same server may require middleware and other installed applications that in turn require a database and web …
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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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