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Adam Laub is the Senior Vice President of Product Management at STEALTHbits Technologies. He is responsible for setting product strategy, defining future roadmap, driving strategic sales engagements, supporting demand generation activities, enabling the sales organization and all aspects of product evangelism. Since joining STEALTHbits in 2005, Adam has held multiple positions within the organization, including Sales, Marketing, and Operational Management roles. Adam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA.
Tips for Justifying a Data Classification Policy

Tips for Justifying a Data Classification Policy

What is Data Classification? In its simplest form, Data Classification is the process of categorizing datasets (e.g. files, databases, etc.) into logical groupings that makes what’s inside the data instantly understandable and contextual on the surface. In other words, it’s labeling. As a practical example, instead of having to open a file to examine its content and determine there’s sensitive data inside, a classification could be applied to one of the file’s available metadata tags to denote the contents within…

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10 Security Risks Almost Everyone Has

10 Security Risks Almost Everyone Has

If you’re responsible for the management and security of an Active Directory (AD) or Windows infrastructure, you already know you’ve got a tough job.  And with thousands of configurations and potential conditions to worry about across dozens of AD and Operating System (OS) versions, where do you even begin an effort to address your most at-risk conditions?  What are they to begin with?  If you’re at a loss, I’d suggest you start right here… Below I’ve listed 10 checks you…

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The “Five Most Prevalent Threats to Corporate Data”

The “Five Most Prevalent Threats to Corporate Data”

Of the hundreds (if not thousands) of blog posts and news articles published about cybersecurity every week, occasionally you come across a gem like this post by Kevin Jackson on Sys-Con.com called “For Top Cyber Threats, Look in the Mirror”. I highly suggest you give it a read -> http://www.sys-con.com/?q=node/3943325 To break it down simply, Jackson’s article focused on a recent report released by cybersecurity assessment and advisory services provider, Praetorian, called “How to Dramatically Improve Corporate IT Security without Spending…

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Version 4.0 of StealthINTERCEPT is now available

Version 4.0 of StealthINTERCEPT is now available

StealthINTERCEPT v4.0 is now generally available and it’s loaded with exciting new features and enhancements for every StealthINTERCEPT user to leverage, including: Authentication Blocking Operation-level Monitoring for Exchange Mailboxes Automatic File System Activity Blocking Learn more by watching this brief video: Don’t miss a post! Subscribe to The Insider Threat Security Blog here:   StealthINTERCEPT Customers: Contact support@stealthbits.com with questions or for assistance with upgrading. Adam LaubAdam Laub is the Senior Vice President of Product Management at STEALTHbits Technologies. He…

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What’s New in StealthAUDIT v7.2?

What’s New in StealthAUDIT v7.2?

A “dot” release has never packed a bigger punch! The latest release of StealthAUDIT is all about what it should be; controlling and securing credentials and data. Attackers – whether internal or external – are after at least one of these two things, but usually both.  They continue to slip past the perimeter with relative ease, and once they do, operate undetected and largely unencumbered while they map out the environment and infect system after system like a digital cowbird….

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Monitoring File Activity: Want the needle? Take a flamethrower to the haystack.

Monitoring File Activity: Want the needle? Take a flamethrower to the haystack.

I know it’s so cliché, but it’s a great analogy. Trying to find the events that matter in your native file activity logs on Windows and NAS devices is like finding a needle in a haystack. These logs are so verbose, so performance-intensive, and so difficult to manage that most organizations don’t even bother with them. But, anything can be in any file. Any file can be the one that sinks you. As a result, every file equals risk. And if I’m trying to…

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There’s no Such Thing as a Secure System

There’s no Such Thing as a Secure System

A few days ago I had the opportunity to attend the Evanta 2016 New York CISO Executive Summit. It was a great event, attended by leaders in information security on both the customer and vendor sides of the equation. Throughout the day, CISO’s from some of the world’s largest organizations and other thought leaders in the world of cybersecurity presented in keynote and breakout sessions, offering up their thoughts on the state of security and advice on where to focus…

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2016 Verizon DBIR – Fundamentals Still Lacking In Favor Of Industry Buzzwords

2016 Verizon DBIR – Fundamentals Still Lacking In Favor Of Industry Buzzwords

Just like every previous year, the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) highlighted the same, sad fact – attackers are getting more sophisticated, the number of attacks are rising, and so are attack success rates.  Not coincidentally, the reasons for these increases come down to the same old things – poor patching processes, lack of visibility and control over critical configurations, and an inability to focus one’s limited resources on the right things. Patching? Configuration? Prioritization? Really? When I…

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PIM is Great. Cake is Too.

PIM is Great. Cake is Too.

Just like a great piece of cake, PIM (Privileged Identity Management) has its proper ingredients too. Without the flour, is your cake really cake? Without understanding which accounts in your environment are actually privileged, are you really managing privileged identities? Certainly this is a matter of opinion, as we shouldn’t allow ourselves to operate in an all-or-nothing mindset – things don’t have to be perfect for them to be effective – but the point is that fundamentals make a difference….

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Detect and Prevent Ransomware

Detect and Prevent Ransomware

There are many sources of motivation for hackers and bad actors to do what they do, but ransomware attacks are driven by two primary motives; money and destruction. However, even though there are dozens of ransomware variants with new mutations being discovered weekly, they all exhibit the same common behavior; large volumes of file modifications in short periods of time. If you’re going to do this, you need to detect unusual or abnormally high file system activity in short timeframes…

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