Privilege escalation is one of the key components of any attack that involves penetrating a system. If threat actors have limited access due to a current user’s privilege levels, they will naturally aim to escalate their privileges before expanding the scope of the attack. How can security professionals detect malicious escalation techniques before adversaries get…

It happens — employees leave. Sometimes they find growth opportunities and are encouraged, even cheered, by their employers to go for it. Other times, they are let go due to downsizing or performance issues, recruited by rivals or otherwise lured to greener pastures. In all scenarios, the employer’s intellectual property (IP) is at risk. Revenge,…

There seems to be continuing confusion about what access management means. In layman’s terms, accessing an application implies the process of authentication — i.e., opening a browser or accessing a link — where you may be prompted to enter your credentials. If the user provides the right set of credentials, he or she gains access…

Mainframe security is simple to understand and extremely intuitive to apply. Some might find it hard to believe that the mainframe security model can be easily integrated with other platforms and applications. As everyone in the IT industry knows, a system’s security level depends strictly on the possibility of attacks from unknown and unplanned access….