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PAM pans out: Why Gateway Financial Holdings dumped VPNs for privileged access management

– ​After years of struggling to woo another, employees at Gateway Financial Holdings of Florida loved PAM at first sight. Or, as group vice president for information technology, Jim O’Brien puts it, “People were over the moon.” Not that PAM is human or even a humanoid chatbot: PAM—short for privileged access management—represents a new breed of technology. Its aim is to make remote access to corporate networks safer as it improves worker experiences.

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Is your back door open?

– Have you left the back door open? asks Stuart Facey, pictured, VP EMEA, at the remote desktop access and password storage software firm Bomgar. He writes of why companies should be securing their data with the same determination as they would with their own homes.

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A fence, a guard dog, a patrolling drone – but have you left the back door open?

– Stuart Facey explains why companies should be securing their data with the same determination as they would with their own homes In a digital world, we are constantly sharing data in exchange for various products and services. There’s an understanding or, in many cases, an assumption, that the data we are sharing is being protected. This is not always the case. We just have to look at the plethora of global headlines highlighting the latest stories detailing security breaches or data loss. From US retailer Target[1], to UK internet company TalkTalk[2] and broadcast regulator Ofcom[3], we’ve seen recent threats stem from ever-evolving sources.

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These 10 people may be your greatest inside security risks

– Last year was the worst on record for information security incidents, and the majority of those were due to inside sources, many studies agree. Prime suspects are employees and contractors with privileged user access, says Sam Elliott, director of security product management at Bomgar.

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10 greatest inside security risks

– Last year was the worst on record for information security incidents, and the majority of those were due to inside sources, many studies agree. Prime suspects are employees and contractors with privileged user access, says Sam Elliott, director of security product management at Bomgar.

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Five tips to be ‘security smart’ this tax season

– Tax season is upon us and, as individuals and companies alike prepare for April 15, it’s important that they take steps to ensure their most valuable information remains secure. In an effort to get Social Security numbers and other sensitive data, hackers may target privileged users such as HR or finance personnel, or even look outside the company to breach the accounts of vendors or other third-party providers.

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