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How Internal Penetration Testing Can Help Your Organization

Every IT department faces the challenge of having to apply limited resources (headcount, technology, 3rd party assessments) against a plethora of potential security risks. Choosing wisely is often the difference between an effective security strategy and an ineffective one. With that in mind and a number of possible assessment approaches available, what benefits can be gained from an internal penetration test?
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Healthcare IT Security – Who is Responsible, Really?

IT organizations in the healthcare industry are being asked to make increasingly complex and subtle decisions. IT everywhere is being asked to do more and be responsible for more. Enabling the business to meaningfully engage IT, and creating a way that provides the businesses with the right information to make decisions is key to the perceived and actual success of an IT department. The road to engaging all parts of the business is difficult, but it has also been shown to be a hallmark of successful organizations.
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Healthcare Data Breaches-Insider Job, Cybercrime, or Both?

Relying solely on historical data has limitations, particularly in such dynamic, fast-moving arenas as healthcare and IT. Any conclusions drawn may turn out to be less predictive or prescriptive than as originally put forth. The old adage “if we don’t learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it,” is diluted by the pace of technological change. Relatively new innovations such as smart phones, iPads, and social media continue to alter the nature of human-machine interaction, workflow and social reach.
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Viewing GPO’s on the Commandline

Want a quick way to see what GPO's are applied to your local system, just using built in utilities? Using the GUI to manually view what settings are applied is awkward and slow. ?Use the following commands to see what policies are being handed down to the system you're on and what they're enforcing. ?This info can be incredibly handy during a pentest in order to find out the limitations being imposed on a specific system you've compromised.
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