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Snowflake's Security Warning Is Why Enterprises Need MFA Across All Their Resources

Snowflake's Security Warning Is Why Enterprises Need MFA Across All Their Resources

Recently, cloud computing company Snowflake issued a warning to its customers: hackers are actively targeting accounts that lack Multi-Factor
7 Reasons for Enterprises to Adopt Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

7 Reasons for Enterprises to Adopt Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

The world we operate in today is far different than it was even a couple years ago. More employees work from remote locations (as of late 2023, more
The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication (How It Works)
The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication (How It Works)
Getting users' passwords isn’t really that hard anymore. In fact, bad actors employ advanced technology that allows them to snowshoe (test billions of password combinations per second), rendering 90% of user-generated passwords susceptible to attacks. MFA significantly enhances security by requiring a second piece of information to verify a user’s identity. The additional 20 seconds a user spends receiving a code via SMS provides a level of protection that a password alone cannot offer.
What Is User Provisioning? How It Works, Best Practices & More
What Is User Provisioning? How It Works, Best Practices & More
User provisioning is the process of managing user access within an enterprise. It involves creating, managing, and deprovisioning user accounts and access rights across various systems and applications. This includes setting up accounts, assigning roles and permissions, and managing identities.
Audit Logging: Examples, Best Practices, and More
Audit Logging: Examples, Best Practices, and More
Audit logging is essential for maintaining a secure and compliant IT infrastructure. By capturing detailed records of system activities, audit logs provide insights into user actions, system events, and potential security threats. Understanding audit logging helps you identify and address vulnerabilities, ensure regulatory compliance, and enhance overall system integrity.
How to Kill a Process in Linux: Commands and Best Practices
How to Kill a Process in Linux: Commands and Best Practices
There are multiple situations where it is necessary to terminate a process – for example, when the program does not respond or freezes, when there are detected traces of the malicious work of an application, or when one process consumes far too many system resources, and this list goes on. Learning how to kill a process properly is a vital skill that can help keep your various systems healthy and functioning optimally.
Zero Trust vs. VPN: Key Differences Explained (Side-by-Side)
Zero Trust vs. VPN: Key Differences Explained (Side-by-Side)
Understanding the core differences between a Zero Trust architecture and a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is an important step in shaping your organization’s cybersecurity strategy. Zero Trust and VPNs offer distinct approaches to security; knowing their functionalities and security philosophies helps you understand when to select one or the other to protect your data effectively—a strategic necessity for robust cybersecurity.
What Is Continuous Compliance? Examples & How To Achieve It
What Is Continuous Compliance? Examples & How To Achieve It
Continuous compliance is the ongoing process of ensuring that an organization consistently adheres to regulatory standards and internal policies for its systems, applications, employees, partners, and engagement with stakeholders. It involves continuous monitoring, auditing, and real-time updates of both technology and human behavior to maintain compliance with government and industry standards frameworks.
How an Innovation Culture Drives Technology Evolution at StrongDM
How an Innovation Culture Drives Technology Evolution at StrongDM
At StrongDM, innovation isn't just a buzzword; it's at the root of all of our product development and it guides our vision for delivering the most effective Zero Trust PAM solution on the market. And in our eyes, the concept of innovation is not about merely incrementally adding new features to our platform. Woven into the ethos of StrongDM is a desire to use our technology capabilities and collective insights to fix things that don’t work and improve things that could be better. We’re curious,
How to Restart Kubernetes Pods with Kubectl: 5 Methods
How to Restart Kubernetes Pods with Kubectl: 5 Methods
Kubernetes pod restarts are important for efficiently managing containerized applications in a dynamic microservices architecture. Understanding how to effectively restart pods using kubectl will help you streamline operations and minimize downtime. This article describes five methods to restart Kubernetes pods empowering you to maintain application health and performance confidently.
NSA Zero Trust Maturity Guidance Explained (TL;DR Version)
NSA Zero Trust Maturity Guidance Explained (TL;DR Version)
StrongDM is pleased to see that, in April 2024, the National Security Agency of the United States, has released a Cybersecurity Information (CSI) sheet that recommends why and how organizations, public and private, should adopt the Zero Trust (ZT) security model for their data tier of infrastructure. At the core of the recommendations, an organization needs to know what data it possesses, how that data is being accessed, and how to control access to that data.
PAM Was Dead. StrongDM Just Brought it Back to Life.
PAM Was Dead. StrongDM Just Brought it Back to Life.
In essence, legacy PAM solutions over-index on access. StrongDM uses the principles of Zero Trust to evaluate and govern every action, no matter how minor - where each command, query, or configuration change is evaluated in real-time against dynamic policies that adapt to the context of the user, the sensitivity of the action, and the prevailing threat landscape.
9 User Authentication Methods to Stay Secure in 2024
9 User Authentication Methods to Stay Secure in 2024
User authentication plays an essential role in securing networks and ensuring that only authorized users can access sensitive data. As our infrastructure transitions from traditional on-premises setups to cloud and hybrid environments, our authentication methods must continue evolving.
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