So you have contracted out your systems administration. The next thing you know the contract administrators have created back-doors to sensitive systems and data. This was the premise of the NetIQ keynote Sentinel 7 and Change Guardian for Windows demonstration given at BrainShare 2011.
Corporations bring in contract administrators, or outsource, to help in-house resources or take on full responsibility for IT systems every day. Many of these systems will handle sensitive data, such as customer information and/or PII (Personally Identifiable Information). Any CISO / CIO at just such an organization would want to monitor access to these systems carefully. You will especially want to monitor the contractors.
The demo outlined just how using Sentinel and Change Guardian for Windows could take a situation where you should be concerned about
unusual activity – something you would know to watch for but not exactly what
to watch for - and turned it into a way to proactively monitor for
abnormal contractor activity. It also illustrated the ability to get additional identity
context to understand who was causing the problems and how easily a new report could be created from the data for management and then showed how NetIQ have
significantly simplified administration with the new correlation rule
But don't take my word for it, check out the video!
Oct 27 2011, 02:20 PM
Filed under: Security, NetIQ, Personally Identifiable Information, PII, CISO, CIO, IAM, Novell, Identity and Access Management, customer data, BrainShare, administration, Sentinel, Change Guardian, contractors, outsourcing, Keynote, David Shephard, Security Web