Posts by Ben Rice

Ben Rice is Vice President, Worldwide Business Development. Ben has held a variety of senior management positions at public companies such as Blue Coat Systems and startups such as Egnyte and Ositis Software. He began his career as an attorney working at The Castleman Law Firm, the LA County District Attorney and the Law Offices of Benjamin Z. Rice.

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Centrify Zero Trust Security Network Partners Highlighted at BlackHat USA 2018 Booth 2410

By , August 6, 2018

This week, BlackHat USA commemorates its 21st year, taking over the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas to present trainings as well as recent developments and research about cybersecurity trends, best practices, and more. Centrify will once again be present to carry the flag for Next-Gen Access as an empowering force behind Zero Trust Security. You can find us at booth #2410 in the Oceanside Ballroom of the Business Hall, BlackHat’s latest euphemism for the vendor Expo. For more details about Centrify’s presence and other fun things happening at our booth, please read Michele Hayes’s blog from last week….

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Centrify Launches Zero Trust Security Network Ecosystem

By , June 13, 2018

The world has changed. I’m not sure if it was the HBO breach, Equifax, Yahoo, or one of the many breaches since, but after one of those we at Centrify realized it was one breach too many. As we looked at how the breaches were increasing in number, size, and severity we knew we had to do something different. How could we better protect our customers who are struggling under the weight of thousands of passwords and hundreds of ways to access applications/devices/servers? The answer lies in Zero Trust Security. The idea that we can no longer trust anyone attempting…

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Centrify Does it Again – Innovative Security Analytics Integration with Palo Alto Networks App Framework

By , May 22, 2018

Centrify and Palo Alto Networks have announced another important integration that can help customers quickly and decisively discover anomalies that are a security threat. Building on our past partnership, both companies collaborated anew around the Centrify Analytics Service and the Palo Alto Networks App Framework to more-readily share threat intelligence. When security stalwarts like Centrify and Palo Alto Networks combine the results are powerful for joint customers as they seek to learn, adapt, and protect themselves from active threats. Integrating new security sensor information into modern Security Operations has become an imperative, yet it is still difficult and costly. Organizations…

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Centrify Zero Trust Security Partners in the Spotlight at RSA Booth 501

By , April 11, 2018

RSA Conference has moved back to April this year, and next week the largest cybersecurity trade show in the world will once again convene at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Centrify will be front and center this year – literally. Our booth #501 is right in the middle of the entrance to the South Hall. You can’t (and won’t want to) miss it. In case you didn’t catch it the first time, Michele Hayes wrote a great blog about everything going on at our booth next week. I highly suggest reading that once you’re done here. PARTNERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT…

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Centrify Joins FIDO Alliance and Expands Partnership with Yubico

By , January 3, 2018

Centrify has been busy building innovative technology and powerful partnerships. This post will talk about a longtime partnership, cool tech, and a deeper level of integration. Centrify and Yubico have been partners for more than three years already and work together with joint customers, in the field, and at a corporate level. Centrify and Yubico U2F Integration To further its move towards a Zero Trust Security Model, Centrify joined the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance and strengthened its integration with Yubico. Centrify Identity Services now provides support for the FIDO Alliance’s Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) specification, an authentication standard designed to…

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Centrify Achieves Advanced Partner Status in AWS Partner Network

By , November 29, 2017

We are proud to announce that Centrify has met the requirements and is now an Advanced Partner within the AWS Partner Network. Is this just another Partner announcement or is there something more here? What This Means for Customers First, for customers, Centrify becoming an Advanced Technology Partner means that they have been so rigorously tested that AWS personnel can recommend Centrify to AWS customers without reservation. AWS has put Centrify and its products/services through hours of testing and diligence, including talking to customer references, analyzing Centrify’s Identity Services, as well as establishing that Centrify on AWS meets all security…

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4 Tips to Stay Safe Online for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

By , October 3, 2017

Help! I Love the Internet, But My Identity and Data Are Up For Grabs — Should I Just Unplug?! In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we at Centrify are doing what we can to help you to be #CyberAware. The theme for the first week is around simple steps to online safety. Have you ever considered how to protect your privacy or identity while “online”? Have you noticed over the last few years how many times your data has been stolen or exposed by hackers? Have you observed that most of these breaches were from systems where you were…

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How to Hack Passwords: How Long Would It Take Your Grandmother To Do It?

By , September 13, 2017

(Hint: You Won’t Believe the Answer) My last article “Do You Know How Easy It Is to Guess Your Password? (Hint: You Don’t Want to Read This!)”, was about how hackers can obtain massive databases of human generated passwords and run them through off-the-shelf tools on commodity hardware by using Graphics Card GPUs to gain speed and computing cost advantage. This article will delve into how easy it will be for your grandma to rig up a password cracking machine. First step for Grandma is to visit Amazon and pickup some hardware. Perhaps a nice BitCoin mining rig that can compute…

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Do You Know How Easy It Is to Guess Your Password? (Hint: You Don’t Want to Read This!)

By , May 31, 2017

The number of account credentials that has been stolen in the last 10 years has exploded to a degree that is unprecedented. It is now a fait accompli that many of the security tools out there can’t help you as 81% of data breaches come from compromised credentials. Lets delve into how easy it is to break into almost any account. Hackers have invented the digital equivalent of a master key. If you look at sites like SecLists, Weakpass, and —  not to mention berzerk0’s probable wordlists on github which is a clever amalgam of password wordlists. Here you will find…