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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
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
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.
Cybersecurity Audit: The Ultimate Guide for 2024
Cybersecurity Audit: The Ultimate Guide for 2024
A cybersecurity audit is a comprehensive assessment of your organization's information systems, networks, and processes that identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses that cybercriminals could exploit. The audit also evaluates the effectiveness of your security controls, policies, and procedures and determines if they align with industry best practices and compliance standards.
How StrongDM Simplifies NIS2 Compliance for EU Organizations
How StrongDM Simplifies NIS2 Compliance for EU Organizations
The NIS2 Directive establishes comprehensive cybersecurity legislation across the European Union. Building upon its predecessor, the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, the goal of NIS2 is to standardize cybersecurity practices among EU Member States. Much like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), NIS2 seeks to unify strategies and actions throughout the EU to fortify digital infrastructure against the escalating threat of cyberattacks.
Top 9 Zero Trust Security Solutions in 2024
Top 9 Zero Trust Security Solutions in 2024
Zero trust is a security and authentication model that eliminates the assumption of trust and shifts the focus from a traditional security parameter, like a VPN or firewall, to the individual user. Nearly all (92 percent) cybersecurity professionals agree that it’s the best network security approach that exists. In this article, we’ll evaluate the top nine zero trust solutions and help you decide which is right for your organization.
StrongDM vs. AWS SSM Session Manager: Side-by-Side Comparison
StrongDM vs. AWS SSM Session Manager: Side-by-Side Comparison
Both AWS Systems Manager (SSM) Session Manager and StrongDM are solutions for gaining remote access to critical infrastructure. Yet, while they share some of the same capabilities required of an enterprise access management platform, the execution and the ultimate goals they accomplish for security and compliance teams are very different.
Water Utilities Cybersecurity Guide: Challenges & Solution
Water Utilities Cybersecurity Guide: Challenges & Solution
StrongDM is working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST’s) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) on Cybersecurity for the Water and Wastewater Sector: A Practical Reference Design for Mitigating Cyber Risk in Water and Wastewater Systems. This effort provides a means to identify common scenarios among Water and Wastewaters Systems (WWS) sector participants, to develop reference cybersecurity architectures, and propose the utilization of existing
Unauthorized Access: Types, Examples & Prevention
Unauthorized Access: Types, Examples & Prevention
Unauthorized access—the unauthorized entry or use of an organization's systems, networks, or data by individuals without permission—is a common way for bad actors to exfiltrate data, inject malicious code, and take advantage of all types of breaches, and can have severe consequences for an enterprise and its customers.
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