Finally Deploy and Audit LAPS with Project VAST, Part 2 of 2

Hi folks – and welcome to the second in a two-part series about the Visual Auditing Security Tool (VAST) and the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) tool. In the first part of this series, we discussed credential theft vectors, examined how LAPS can effectively slow down attackers (and thereby raise the cost of attacking your…

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Finally Deploy and Audit LAPS with Project VAST, Part 1 of 2

Hi folks – today I’d like to start the first of a two-part series about the Visual Auditing Security Tool (Project VAST) and the LAPS tool. LAPS stands for Local Administrator Password Solution and it (or a tool like it) should be a key component of your organization’s lateral account movement mitigation strategy. Mitigating lateral…

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Project VAST Now Available via Premier

Hi folks – Project VAST is growing up so fast. Seems like just yesterday it was only an idea… Today, we are pleased to announce that Project VAST has entered a new phase: It has now become fully-supported Managed IP through Microsoft Premier. This engenders several changes: The pilot phase has completed — and thanks…

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Finally Remove SMB1 with Project VAST

Many years ago, I read a fascinating article from 1948 in which various travel writers predicted the air travel experience of 1984.* In reading the article, I remember being surprised both by what they got right and what was off base. Namely, the article made no mention of airport security. By today’s standards (like the…

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Finally Remove NTLMv1 with Project VAST

Are you old enough to remember parachute pants, VCRs, and boom boxes? How about the Mosaic browser, Banyan VINES, and Token Ring networking? Do you still use any of these things? Probably not. But chances are your organization uses a protocol that is equally old. You wouldn’t wear leather armor on a modern battlefield. And…

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Finally Remove Insecure LDAP and Protect your Credentials with Project VAST

What if I told you that there exists a set of predictable, repeatable vulnerabilities which is shared by most every customer that I work with? What if I told you that, unless you’ve taken careful, specific steps to mitigate these vulnerabilities*, your organization is also very much at risk. Generally speaking, these vulnerabilities fall under…

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Finally Remove Your Security Blockers: Introducing Project VAST

Has your organization’s security journey been hampered by environmental roadblocks in your infrastructure? Does your organization struggle to effectively measure the return on its security investment? Hi, I’m Jon Shectman – one half of the SecurityPFE team along with my colleague, Brian Delaney. If you answered yes to either (or both) of the questions above,…

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