Acing Your FISMA Audit With BeyondTrustThis annual report to Congress shows that there is much work to be done to reduce cyber risk to Federal networks. For agencies that are struggling with where to begin, we have developed a quick, 3-step path to improving adherence to FISMA requirements. Step 1: Implement Privileged Password and Session Management BeyondTrust PowerBroker Password Safe automates password and privileged session management, providing secure access control, auditing, alerting and recording for any privileged account. By improving the accountability and control over privileged access, IT organizations will reduce security risks and meet compliance requirements. By combining PowerBroker Password Safe’s privileged password and privileged session management solutions with existing identity and access management tools, agencies can address the requirements for both strong authentication and privileged access management by ensuring privileged credentials protected. Step 2: Extend Privileged Access Control to Use Endpoints BeyondTrust PowerBroker for Windows, PowerBroker for Mac, and PowerBroker for Unix & Linux are least privilege management software products that reduce the risk of privilege misuse on physical and virtual Microsoft Windows and Mac desktops and Unix and Linux Servers. By implementing least privilege, agencies can eliminate administrator privileges, simplify the enforcement of least privilege policies, maintain application access control, and logs privileged activities. As a result, IT closes security gaps, improves operational efficiency, and achieves compliance objectives faster. Step 3: Improve Visibility Over Areas That Pose the Greatest Risks BeyondTrust helps agencies pinpoint deviations from the approved baselines and provide visibility at the organization’s enterprise level. BeyondInsight is an advanced threat analytics platform that enables IT and security professionals to identify the data breach threats typically missed by other security analytics solutions. BeyondInsight pinpoints specific, high-risk users and assets by correlating low-level privilege, vulnerability and threat data from a variety of BeyondTrust and third-party solutions. Want to learn more about how BeyondTrust¹s solutions can help your organization? Download our white paper, Meeting NIST SP800-53 Requirements with BeyondTrust Solutions.
Sandi Green, Product Marketing Manager, BeyondTrust
Sandi Green is the Product Marketing Manager for PowerBroker Password Safe, PowerBroker for Windows, and PowerBroker Mac at BeyondTrust. She has over 20 years of sales and solutions marketing experience with technology companies that served a variety of industries ranging from life sciences, human capital management, consumer packaged goods and most recently IT security. When she’s not following the latest trends in Cybersecurity, she’s busy following college football and basketball. Follow her on Twitter at @SandiGreen3.