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    There are many valuable features. It's already deployed in the cloud, and you don't have to install anything. You just upload your users to the cloud and tweak something if needed. You can whitelist some servers to work with this properly. When everything is ready, you can start using the platform and its many automated features.
  2. Most valuable is the SSO integration with our AD, so the users can employ our federation service to log in.
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  4. It is simple to push tests out to a group of users.It is very simple to install and you can do it by yourself.
  5. This tool has great value for money with excellent features like unlimited cyber-attack simulation cycles, periodic assessment, employee hack records as well as gamified assessment.
  6. The Kaspersky Awareness program supports the Arabic language, which is one of the good points.
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Evgeny Belenky
Dear IT Central Station community, What advice can you share with the community (especially with enterprise users) on Password Day 2021? Thanks, IT Central Station Community Team
author avatarSylvain Déjardin
Real User

Hi,


As requested by Evgeny, my 2 cents.

Nowadays "Password" are still needed. They should be kept in a vault in order to copy/paste them with some kind of security feeling. Mandatory in IT with compliancies and good thing at home.

Tomorrow maybe endusers would have a "security device" to protect their access and share their controlled identity through unique Authentification service. (Because SMS and OTP are not so secure)

Today only few public website use security device.


But more and more company use them at least to secure each employee vault like Big 4 IT/Compagnies

Kind Regards

author avatarreviewer1324719 (PAM Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees)
Real User

The very question is endemic of the problem associated with passwords. A day devoted to password considerations. Tomorrow they will be long forgotten. As I see it, there are a few levels of considerations to be included in this question:



  1. Personally related

    1. Banks

    2. Brokerages

    3. Utilities

    4. Commercial credit cards



  2. Private Memberships

    1. Organization memberships

    2. Financial responsibilities

    3. Membership Roles & Access



  3. Professional

    1. Internal organizational

      1. Email

      2. SharePoint

      3. Workday



    2. Client based

      1. VPN

      2. Access oriented (Systems, applications, resources)






Most personal users use the same password for ALL their connections. Worse, many users cache and remember these connections in their browsers. This is the #1 area I would suggest addressing to have the greatest positive impact for Home User scenarios.


A good password with length and complexity is the start, followed by having a password vault, with Norton Password Safe being my favorite, but Pwsafe and KeePass are good candidates for storage of many complex passwords.


Apply these principles personally and professionally.

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Security Awareness Training Articles

Tjeerd Saijoen
CEO at Rufusforyou
May 06 2021

How are security and performance related to each other?

Today a lot of monitor vendors are on the market, most of the time they focus on a particular area, for example, APM (Application Performance Monitoring) or Infrastructure monitoring. Is this enough to detect and fix all problems?

How are performance and security related?

Now our landscape is changing rapidly. In the past, we had to deal with one system. Today we are dealing with many systems in different locations. For example, your own data center called on-premise. Next, we have on-premise and for example AWS, and now we get on-premise and AWS and Azure and it doesn't stop. Now hackers have more locations and a better chance to find a weak spot in the chain, also if performance slows down, where is the problem. 

Because of this, you need many different monitoring tools also they don't monitor your application or OS parameter settings. For example, I have a webserver and it has a parameter to set the number of concurrent users to 30, a monitor tool will probably tell you more memory is required, you ad more expensive memory and you get the same result more memory, while the real solution is to adjust those parameter settings. 

We had several applications running for years while the total number of end users is rapidly growing, now most people don't adjust the parameters because they are not aware of they exist and the right value. 

How are performance and security related to each other, if they compromise systems as well you will see unusual behavior in performance? For example, a performance drop and more CPU will be allocated. For this, you need monitors capable of looking holistic to the complete environment, checking parameter settings and alert on unusual behavior also look for one single dashboard to check your environment including the cloud. Don't look at a sexy dashboard but more important a functional dashboard. Important is the tool capable and give it advise on what to do or is it to tell you there is a problem in the database but it doesn't tell you the buffer setting on DB xxx needs to be adjusted from 2400 Mb to 4800 MB

If we have the right settings, performance will increase and better performance is more transactions. More transactions mean more selling and more business.

Caleb MillerGood article, but the spelling and grammatical errors are pretty blatant.
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