strongDM’s CTO and co-founder, Justin McCarthy, sat down with Drew Blas, Director of Internal Engineering at Betterment, to discuss sources of friction in infrastructure access and how automating access and auditing has helped enable Betterment expand its teams, move to Kubernetes, and explore multi-cloud environments.
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- SOC 2
- Privileged Access Management
- Identity and Access Management
- Zero Trust
- ISO 27001
- Role-Based Access Control
- Secure Access Service Edge
- Dynamic Access Management
An explanation of role-based access control (RBAC) in Kubernetes, why it is hard to manage manually and practical strategies for simplifying RBAC in large-scale clusters.
Kubernetes authentication presents a unique challenge. While Kubernetes defines the concepts of both user accounts and service accounts natively, it doesn’t provide us with a single, built-in method for authenticating those accounts. Instead, we must choose from a variety of techniques involving third-party tools or resources to perform Kubernetes cluster authentication.
In this post, we’ll dissect the two concepts and explain how administrators can use a reverse proxy for easy access management control.
Consider this when you choose to integrate Active Directory (AD) with your databases and applications using their native APIs, connectors, or toolkits.
Find an easier way to manage access privileges and user credentials in MySQL databases. Reduce manual, repetitive efforts for provisioning and managing MySQL access and security with strongDM.
On an unmodified MySQL install, the root user account does not have a password. This is extremely insecure! As a systems administrator, we know that the easiest way to compromise a system is using the default unchanged password with admin privileges.
Configure the hosts for logging verbose data, and then send the logs to a cloud provider for long-term storage and access.
Abstract-away usernames and passwords and allow the systems administrator to keep the master passwords safe under lock & key.
SSH audit logs allow you to determine, either retroactively or in real-time, when an unauthorized or destructive action was taken, and by whom.
As your organization pursues your SOC 2 certification, organization is critical. You will be busy actively managing dozens of ongoing daily tasks, which can bury you in minutiae. But at the same time, you need to keep your high-level compliance goals in focus in order to successfully move your certification over the finish line.
Whether you’re looking to achieve SOC 2 compliance, or just want to learn more about it, your Googling is bound to lead you to a wealth of articles chock full of buzzwords and acronym soup. In this post, we will provide a guide with definitions, links and resources to gain a solid understanding of everything you need to know about SOC 2 audits.