What is IT Process Automation?
IT Process Automation is a critical capability, but what does it really mean and how should it be done properly? Find out in this blow.
Implementing Zero Trust with Osirium products
Zero Trust architecture is the best way to protect against infection by ransomware or malware, but needs careful planning. Learn more in this blog.
CyberUK 2021 Highlights
A summary of the recent CyberUK 2021 conference, including protecting the NHS and education sector from ransomware.
Supply Chain Threats, Buffalo Jumps And The Simple Things That Count For MSPs
Many organizations depend on MSPs and MSSPs. This article discusses why MSP security is critical to protect themselves and their clients.
Securing Remote Access with Osirium PAM
Remote access to IT systems for staff and third-parties needs to be approached carefully - see why Privileged Access Management (PAM) is key to working safely
Taking PAM To The Next Level With Automation
Osirium PAM now includes Automation to extend protection and optimize IT operations. Find out more.
What is Privileged Access Security?
At Osirium, we believe that Privileged Access Security is a combination of three fundamental functions that use three foundation technologies
A Privileged Access Security Glossary
There are a lot of assumptions about PAM and all the related terms like PPA, PEM, IAM and much more. Here's a simple guide to the jargon.
Are Privileged Access Management (PAM) and Identity Access Management (IAM) the same?
Both IAM and PAM are critical areas of cyber security delivering protection to different audiences, but what are the differences are they both needed?
Protecting backups with PAM
Backups are absolutely so need careful protection. That's why you must use PAM to access backup management systems like PAM. Find out more ...
Welcome to 2021 - What's on Your New Year Plan?
Whatever your goals for 2021 might be, Privileged Access Management (PAM) should be high on the list. Find out why.
Don't Be The Next Malware Victim
There are reports of cyber attacks on AstraZeneca by North Korea. A couple of key capabilities are critical to protecting against such attacks. Learn more ...
Simplifying Digital Security and Protection Compliance in the NHS
For the NHS, the Digital Security and Protection assessment is a mandatory requirement. How can you make compliance and auditing easy? Find out more.
Cloudifying Multi-Factor Authentication for Privileged Access Management with RSA
The combination of Osirum Privileged Access Management (PAM) with RSA Identity Provider makes a powerful and flexible cloud-based privilege access solution.
How ready are you for a Cyber Essentials assessment?
Cyber Essentials is a critical requirement for every organisation but can be daunting. Read more to see how Privileged Access Management (PAM) is the key.
NCSC Annual Report: The need for Privileged Access Management (PAM)
The NCSC Annual Report highlights the changing threat landscape and calls out importance of PAM
IAM v PAM as a single pane of glass for evaluating user security posture
IAM and PAM may seem like duplication or in competition but in reality, they're both needed for a single pane of glass security posture. Find out why.
Relieving the headaches of working with virtual machines
Managing VMs is a pain, but Privileged Process Automation can safely automate the common tasks. See how ...
URGENT - Update Your Domain Controllers now! But which ones ...?
Zerologon vulnerability needs an urgent patch but how do you know which systems haven't been updated? PPA can help
Why keep doing boring stuff when PPA is available for free?
Too many IT and business operations are repetitive but have been hard to automate. Now the free PPA Express makes it possible.
A bad week for universities targeted in cyberattacks
There have been attacks at two universities in the UK and Department of Veterans Affairs in the US. Could Privileged Access Management (PAM) have helped?
Patch Tuesday Made Easy - With Privileged Process Automation
Managing patches to an estate of Windows is a major effort. Privileged Process Automation (PPA) can accelerate and simplify the whole process, see how ...
Adaptive Authorisation vs Adaptive Authentication
Automation is great but it has to be smart to decide when changes are safe and when more review and approval is needed. See how PPA does Adaptive Authorisation
Imagine If DevOps Environments Could Be Easily Automated
A new type of automation is needed for DevOps
Privileged Access Security - A Deeper Dive
Privileged Access Security should be a priority. Osirium CTO, Andy Harris, explains why and lays out the roadmap for a solution.
Imagine If Security Operations Automation Was Easy
Security updates need to be done right first time and automation ensures safe and accurate changes. See how in this blog.
Some Inconvenient Truths About Credentials and Remote Access
In general VPN access is more risky than office based access, and there are some uncomfortable truths about humans and credentials.
Imagine If ... Network Operations Automation Was Easy
NetOps is a critical activity that needs security and accuracy. Privileged Process Automation (PPA) makes NetOps automation easy, here's an example
Imagine If It Was Easy To Provision New Accounts
Provisioning accounts for new starters can be a slow and frustrating business but automation can be the answer
Imagine If Business Users Could Get Their Own AWS Data
Responding to requests for systems data, like AWS or Azure bills, is time-consuming for IT. PPA makes it safe to delegate the access to business users ...
Imagine If Recertification Was Easy
Regular recertification of privilged accounts is a critical compliance process but highly manual and error-prone. See how it can be automatically with PPA
Introducing PPA Task Builder - What do you want to automate next?
PPA v2.5 is a major update and now anyone can build their own workflow automations in a low-code environment.
PIM, PUM and PAM explained
Here’s a quick rundown of all these terms, what they do, and which bits of the Platform performs them:
Introducing Osirium PAM v7.0
There's a major update to Osirium PAM available that includes a new web client and high-availability clustered servers. Find out more ...
Privileged Endpoint Management - Managing Developer's Systems
Developers need to install and configure Visual Studio and various add-ins to do their work. PEM lets them do their work without needing local admin rights
Secure Remote Privileged Access for Free
Remote privileged access to vital IT systems is critical. Osirium offers modern PAM for free. Find out more.
How Does Privileged Process Automation (PPA) Work?
Privileged Process Automation (PPA) can be transformative for IT and business processes, find out how ....
Privileged Endpoint Management – Security vs Users
Getting the balance right between security and user productivity is really hard. With PEM, the balance can be restored so everyone's happy.
Instant Internal Auditing with PXM, SIEM and Slack
For many organisations, Slack has become the central core of communications between processes and people.
What is Privileged Process Automation
If you had the choice, what superpower would you have?
Fault-Tolerant, Highly-Available Privileged Access Management
We’re often asked about high availability and fault tolerance for the PxM Platform.
Introducing PXM Platform 6.5 – An overview of what’s new
PXM Platform reaches v6.5, see what's new
Controlling AWS Costs with PPA
Controlling AWS costs usually needs an Admin account and specialist knowledge. With PPA, anyone with the right role can do it.
Announcing PPA 2.2
We’re very pleased to announce that the latest release, 2.2, is now available
Auditing Privileged Access Management
Where would the investor confidence be without the governance...
Five Reasons Why You’ll Sleep Better with Privileged Access Management
If you’re an IT manager or strategist, you want to spend your time developing systems and solutions that propel your business forward, in an ideal world …
Automating Ansible with Osirium PPA
Osirium’s Privileged Process Automation (PPA) tool formerly known as Opus is the perfect complement to Ansible
Multi-Factor Authentication: Osirium PxM and OneLogin
Osirium’s PxM Platform provides Privileged Access Management (PAM) using the principle of identity-in / role-out
Why you need PAM for Process Automation
In this post, we're going to look at some aspects of automating a privileged process
Infosec 2019 – Bigger than ever for Osirium
In the calm before the storm of the last day of the Infosecurity 2019 show, it seems like a good opportunity to gather some thoughts about the last few days
Privileged Access to Web Apps – A Magical Solution
One of the distinct advantages of Osirium’s PxM Platform is its ability to deliver Privileged Access Management (PAM) to a very wide range of systems
Securing Third Party Access
There’s a lot of good that can be achieved when working closely with third parties, but there are also a lot of risks
Secure IT Process Automation – Dream or Reality?
Is it possible to automate IT tasks, improve security and improve customer service?
Privileged Access Management and Essential Services
To find out how to increase protection for essential services, Osirium and RazorSecure have a webinar coming up to discuss exactly how that can be done.
Privileged Access Management – The secret to CI and DevOps Success
Accelerating the software delivery pipeline while improving the overall security posture. Sounds like a tall order but it is possible with PAM
The journey through PAM, PTM and onto RPA
Secure automation needs more than just robots, you need privileged process automation.
What is Privileged Robotic Process Automation?
Here, we are going to outline the differences between Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and the Privileged version (PRPA)
Privileged Access Management – Common Use Cases
PAM (Privileged Access Management) solutions are built to control access to Privileged Accounts to drive security. Here, we will outline some of the common use
Webinar: Why NHS security professionals need a new approach to PAM
Osirium’s PxM Platform is specially designed to stop cyber-attackers from hacking NHS operations
Privileged Pixel Management – A New Form of PxM
If your Christmas party needs its people separated from pixels then PPM is not a product that we ship. Of course you can use PxM Express :-)
The O2 outage, how task automation could help
Ericsson and O2 engineers would have been flat out either updating certificates or software.
Sharing Privileged Accounts With Third Parties
In this article, we'll look at customer, MSP and contractor sides of this issue. Outsourcing work to a third-party is a frequent occurrence.
Fast-Slow or Slow-Fast? Two different approaches to digital transformation
We're always intrigued by the wide range of descriptions of ‘digital transformation’ here are a few considerations
IoT, Internet of Things is not a good term…
First off, the first main issue is the word 'Things', it is too general. Things break down into different categories
Osirium and RazorSecure Strategic Alliance
Strategic alliance means sharing ideas, code and pre-production demostrations along with modifications to our main products.
Separate your business from cyber-attacks – Separate people from passwords
The cybersecurity landscape is ever changing. New threats appear daily, and the techniques used by attackers continuously evolve.
Multi-factor Authentication Improvements in PxM Platform Version 6.1.0
Since the PxM Platform is an 'Identity In - Role Out' product, the quality of identity proof is crucial in highly secure environments.
Using SSH Keys for Authentication in Privileged Access Management
Osirium's PxM Platform can use both passwords and SSH Keys for the role-based connections where the device supports keys.
What DevOps need to know about Privileged Account and Credential Security
DevOps is hard enough, don't let the risk of exposing credentials make it worse.
Why PAM should be on every Operations Managers’ wish list
Operations Managers are at the centre of IT production, running the systems, applications and infrastructure that are the lifeblood of the organisation.
PxM Express Introductory Video Series
A new set of tutorial videos to get you up and running fast
The education sector must educate themselves on cyber-security
Across all industries, cyber-attacks continue to grow in number and severity. The education sector is becoming particularly targeted.
Why you shouldn’t be complacent about cloud security
More companies than ever are dedicating a larger percentage of their IT budgets to cloud computing, and it’s not hard to see why.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Task Automation
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) within our solutions for more than eight years in our Privileged Task Management module.
Database Task Automation for Asterisk (AsteriskNOW)
Like most sales managers, our internal sales manager needed access to the Call Record Database of our AsteriskNOW implementation.
IT security, efficiency, and the robots making it happen
In the IT security world, with the last 12 months showing us terrifying data breaches, robots might just be the key to our salvation
Analysts recognise Osirium’s Task Automation innovation
Task automation has played an integral part in the Osirium PAM since its very inception in 2008.
Using Elastic Stack with the Osirium Privileged Management Platform
Here’s the How-To video for using Osirium's PxM Platform with Elastic Stack.
Implementing the Dual Account model with Osirium’s PxM platform
The Dual Account model has long been best practice amongst SysAdmins and DevOps. This blog explores what the model entails.
Surprising benefits for the Board when you choose Osirium’s PxM
Osirium's PxM Platform provides many business benefits that will keep the Board happy.
Meeting significant GDPR needs using Osirium’s PAM
Here’s the problem for Osirium; Every cyber security company out there is suggesting that they address GDPR requirements.
Responding to the unique needs of M(S)SP’s
Managed Security Service Providers face differing challenges to other industries we serve. With GDPR on the horizon, we discuss these unique needs.
Cybersecurity – Making it everyone’s business is futile
Let’s discuss the value of the cloud and outsourcing, not regarding cost, but security
Building a coping mechanism for data breaches
Breaches may be daily news, but they will always be a significant worry for business stakeholders
Cybersecurity in the NHS (part two) – Separating people from passwords
NHS seeks to improve, the outsourcing of IT contracts has increased, and data security controls that should protect staff and patients
So Why Privileged Account Management (PAM)?
Privileged accounts, every business has them. They need greater access to the infrastructure and fewer limiting controls
Least Privileged Model with Privileged Account Management (PAM)
Least Privileged Model – It’s accepted knowledge that a least privileged model are good for security. They limit what a person, system or code base can do
MAP Server – Protecting legacy applications
At Osirium, we created our Management Application Proxy Server (MAP Server)
Cybersecurity in the NHS (PT 1) Protecting the NHS from the inside-out
A colossal 40% of malware attacks in the UK are made against public sector institutions
When the boss won’t budget for Privileged Access Management (PAM)
What would a data breach cost your business?
Osirium at Pycon: Ed Reveals the Patterns in our Pit of Success
Ed’s presentation covered how we identify the good from the bad. In particular how the choice of good boundaries for Functions and API’s
Osirium: When your biggest problems are solved, you look to the next one
The difference between what the Osirium PxM Platform is purchased for, and what our longstanding customers actually do with our products
So What’s Wrong with Blacklisting Commands?
For example, your organisation thinks it is a good idea to blacklist the ‘rm’ command. Let’s consider the difference between these command sequences
The rise and rise in cyber fraud (The ‘Insider Threat’)
Current or ex-staff members engaging in theft of some kind, or misusing company credit cards and expense accounts, was in the top 10 most reported crimes
Cyber Essentials: the basics, and exactly why it is essential to you and your business
Cyberspace is changing the way we conduct business; it’s brought incredible benefits but also terrifying vulnerability
Privileged Access Management delivers the safety net
In these our uncertain times, Privileged Access Management (PAM) delivers the safety net that might just save us all…
Notes from the Fraud Tube Spring Event
With a new format covering the best part of the day and into the night, there was an eclectic mix of presentations prompting us to really think about...