Posts by Michelle Plato

Michelle Plato is a Senior Manager of Product Marketing for Centrify’s Privileged Access Security solutions. Michelle’s background includes over 20 years of product management and marketing responsibility at leading vendors in the security, storage and telecommunications industries.


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How to Protect Against Insider Threats: 3 Tips from HBO’s Game of Thrones’ “LittleFinger”

By , September 25, 2017

“I did warn you not to trust me.” (Spoiler Alert: for those of you still binge watching Game of Thrones seasons 1-6) For Game of Throne fans, Lord Baelish’s (otherwise known as Littlefinger) fate was only somewhat surprising, inevitable and a gratifying finale for the nefarious character. A master of manipulation, Littlefinger’s enterprising ways led him to acquire both wealth and key intelligence on his political rivals — a classic example of a malicious insider. As his relevance in the storyline grew over the seasons, his underhanded and power grabbing methods gained momentum. Photo credit: 7strongest (cc by 2.0) So,…

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It’s About Time (For Compliance with PCI DSS 3.2) — Are You Ready?

By , March 6, 2017

2017 hit the ground running in a fast and furious way, for obvious reasons. But wait a second — it’s suddenly March?!? Events and deadlines that seemed far into the future are suddenly right around the corner, with less time than you thought to cover everything in that intricate plan. Oh, if only time machines really did exist. One critical deadline on the near horizon applies to businesses who work with payment cards — merchants, financial institutions, point-of-sale vendors and developers who create and operate infrastructure that processes payments. And every one of those businesses needs to pay attention to…