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Vendor Access Management (VAM) Explained

Vendor Access Management (VAM) Explained

Vendor Access Management (VAM) is the systematic control and oversight of vendor access to an organization's systems, applications, and data. It involves processes such as onboarding and offboarding vendors, utilizing solutions for Just-in-Time access, ensuring security, and streamlining workflows to minimize operational inefficiencies.
What Is Fine-Grained Access Control? Challenges, Benefits & More

What Is Fine-Grained Access Control? Challenges, Benefits & More

Fine-grained access control systems determine a user’s access rights—to infrastructure, data, or resources, for example—once past initial authentication. Unlike coarse-grained access control (CGAC), which relies on a single factor, such as role, to grant access, FGAC relies on multiple factors. For example, it may consider policies (policy-based access control, or PBAC), attributes (attribute-based access control, or RBAC), or a user’s behavior in a certain context (behavior-based access
Implicit Trust vs. Explicit Trust in Access Management

Implicit Trust vs. Explicit Trust in Access Management

Trust is an essential cornerstone in access management. However, not all trust is created equal. When it comes to how you approach access, two types of trust stand out: implicit trust and explicit trust.
Joiners, Movers, and Leavers (JML) Process (How to Secure It)

Joiners, Movers, and Leavers (JML) Process (How to Secure It)

People come, and people go, and while digital identities should cease to exist after a departure, many times, this doesn’t happen. At any given time, organizations can have thousands of user identities to manage and track, so when processes aren’t automated, it’s easy for many identities to fall through the cracks. This phenomenon is called Identity Lifecycle Management, and when it comes to access and security, it’s worth the time to get it right.
Reduce Security Risk with StrongDM Device Trust

Reduce Security Risk with StrongDM Device Trust

We are thrilled to announce a new feature to our StrongDM® Dynamic Access Management (DAM) platform: Device Trust. This feature amplifies your organization's security posture by employing device posture data from endpoint security leaders CrowdStrike or SentinelOne.
How to Meet NYDFS Section 500.7 Amendment Requirements

How to Meet NYDFS Section 500.7 Amendment Requirements

The New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) Cybersecurity Regulation is a set of comprehensive cybersecurity requirements that apply to financial institutions operating in New York. The goal of the regulation is to ensure that the cybersecurity programs of financial institutions have robust safeguards in place to protect customer data and the financial sector.
AWS Well-Architected Framework Security Best Practices

AWS Well-Architected Framework Security Best Practices

The AWS Well-Architected Framework has been a staple for many years for AWS practitioners of all sorts, including cloud architects and platform engineers. It’s a blueprint for architectural and design best practices that will lay the foundation for resilience, operational efficiency, and security on the AWS Cloud.
Fine-Grained vs. Coarse-Grained Access Control Explained

Fine-Grained vs. Coarse-Grained Access Control Explained

If credentials fall into the wrong hands, intruders may enter a network and launch a disastrous attack. In fact, 46% of cybersecurity incidents involve authentication credentials, according to the Verizon 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report. Organizations have two general ways to determine someone’s access rights once past initial authentication: Coarse-grained access control (CGAC), which relies on a single factor, and fine-grained access control (FGAC), which relies on multiple factors.
MITRE ATT&CK Framework Containers Matrix for Kubernetes

MITRE ATT&CK Framework Containers Matrix for Kubernetes

If you’re Kuberntes admin and you’re not familiar with the tactics outlined in the MITRE ATT&CK framework, this blog post is for you. MITRE ATT&CK framework is an extensive knowledge base of tactics and techniques employed by bad actors that defensive security experts use to help defend their organizations against attack, and many times, used by their offensive security counterparts to test their weaknesses.
CIS Kubernetes Benchmark Implementation Recommendations

CIS Kubernetes Benchmark Implementation Recommendations

The CIS Kubernetes Benchmark is a set of prescriptive recommendations assembled to guide administrators to achieve good security hygiene and results in strength security outcomes for their Kubernetes environments.
The Access Management Bill of Rights

The Access Management Bill of Rights

I'm continuously shocked by how poorly the PAM industry has treated customers to date. Shame on CyberArk, Delinea, and all the rest of you for persisting with such predatory models. The business model is "squeeze the blood out of them, then squeeze harder." The deployment model is "you'll never ...
5 Reasons to Level Up From Identity to Dynamic Access Management

5 Reasons to Level Up From Identity to Dynamic Access Management

Historically, finding an infrastructure access management solution that is secure while still being easy to use has been extremely difficult. Too often, ease of use and complexity end up at odds. StrongDM addresses this challenge–and does so by integrating with your existing identity-based security initiatives. This blog details how StrongDM enables organizations to level up their access management approach to meet the requirements of Dynamic Access Management (DAM), bolster security, and
StrongDM vs. CyberArk: Side-by-Side Comparison

StrongDM vs. CyberArk: Side-by-Side Comparison

Both StrongDM and CyberArk are privileged access management solutions to provide secure access to backend infrastructure. While there are many similarities between the two solutions, there are also some key differences.
Unlocking Zero Trust: The Kipling Method for Policy Writing

Unlocking Zero Trust: The Kipling Method for Policy Writing

To embark on a successful Zero Trust journey, it's crucial to articulate and implement policies that align seamlessly with your business model. The Kipling Method serves as a guiding light in this endeavor. Let's delve into the six fundamental questions it poses.
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