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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.
Linux Commands Cheat Sheet: Basic, Advanced & More

Linux Commands Cheat Sheet: Basic, Advanced & More

This article explores essential Linux commands, ranging from navigation, file management, text manipulation, system maintenance, user management, process management and more.
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.
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
XZ Utils Backdoor Explained: How to Mitigate Risks

XZ Utils Backdoor Explained: How to Mitigate Risks

Last week, Red Hat issued a warning regarding a potential presence of a malicious backdoor in the widely utilized data compression software library XZ, which may affect instances of Fedora Linux 40 and the Fedora Rawhide developer distribution. CISA, or Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, confirmed and issued an alert for the same CVE.
What is Healthcare Data Security? Challenges & Best Practices

What is Healthcare Data Security? Challenges & Best Practices

Healthcare data security protects sensitive patient information and related data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. The effective implementation of healthcare data security requires implementing cybersecurity measures to ensure healthcare data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. It must also include compliance with relevant regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Financial Services Cybersecurity Guide: Risks & Solutions

Financial Services Cybersecurity Guide: Risks & Solutions

Financial services companies handle a vast amount of sensitive data, including the personal and financial information of their customers. This makes them a prime target for hackers and cybercriminals who want to steal that data. Hackers are constantly finding new ways to break through the walls of enterprise environments. If successful, they can cause serious problems like identity theft or fake transactions, impacting individuals and companies financially.
How to Remove a Directory in Linux Step-by-Step (rm & rmdir)

How to Remove a Directory in Linux Step-by-Step (rm & rmdir)

In every aspect of Linux system administration, properly removing directories is not just a routine task, but an important aspect of maintaining system integrity and protecting data. This guide explains the importance of removing directories, and the requirements for safe removal, and provides step-by-step instructions on how to efficiently remove directories using the rmdir and rm commands.
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