Helmut Semmelmayer

About Helmut Semmelmayer

Helmut Semmelmayer currently heads channel sales at the software company tenfold software. He is looking back at 10 years of involvement in the identity and access management market. Having worked on countless customer projects, he has extensive knowledge of the challenges that organizations face when it comes to protecting data from unauthorized access. His goal is to educate businesses and build awareness for current and future access based attack patterns.

Is it possible to license tenfold only for parts of the Active Directory?

By |2020-05-14T11:10:11+02:0024 / 04 / 2020|BLOG|

EULA Regulations The tenfold End User License Agreement (EULA) stipulates that all physical, active IT users who are to be managed via tenfold must be licensed. Strictly speaking, this licensing policy applies independently of Active Directory, even though, in most cases, licensing is based on Active Directory since it is used to manage all [...]

Why Does tenfold Not Have a “Comfort Feature”?

By |2020-04-07T09:45:36+02:0025 / 03 / 2020|BLOG|

There is a competitive product on the market that provides a so-called “comfort feature”. This feature allows users to receive direct access rights to file servers temporarily, in addition to receiving them through group memberships. The benefit of this feature is, apparently, that users can use their new access rights immediately, without having to [...]

Identity and Access Management: Everything You Need to Know

By |2020-07-29T11:54:55+02:0006 / 01 / 2020|BLOG|

Everything You Need to Know About Identity & Access Management Key Points Identity & access management is an essential component of every business’s IT security strategy. An identity & access management software grants IT users quick and easy access rights to different systems. Improving IT security and boosting efficiency brings [...]

3 Ways to Avoid Unnecessary Access Rights

By |2020-02-14T14:59:01+01:0015 / 10 / 2019|BLOG, BLOG|

In most companies, access rights are issued according to strict guidelines. In contrast, however, there is usually no structured process in place at all for the removal of access rights that are no longer needed. Department changes, resignations and special rights leave a trail of chaos along the privilege landscape. The saying goes that [...]

4 Examples of Insider Threats and How to Prevent Them

By |2020-02-27T09:56:09+01:0010 / 10 / 2019|BLOG|

An "insider threat" is a security risk posed by a current or former employee or a business partner. This person has access to confidential company information and treats this information in an abusive or negligent manner – in other words, he or she steals the data. Conventional security measures typically focus on external attacks [...]

tenfold at it-sa 2019 – Secure Your Free Ticket Now!

By |2019-09-04T15:32:35+02:0019 / 08 / 2019|BLOG|

Europe’s largest IT security fair, the it-sa in Nuremberg, will take place from October 8th – 10th, 2019. It is one of the world’s most recognized platforms for cloud, mobile and cyber security, as well as for data and network security. Since 2009, the it-sa in Nuremberg has been the number one meeting place [...]

Hospital Fined € 460,000 For Violating The GDPR

By |2019-09-04T16:49:40+02:0006 / 08 / 2019|BLOG|

A hospital in The Hague was fined € 460,000 for violation of the GDPR. The Dutch supervisory authority "Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens" recently announced that the fine was imposed in 2018. Hospital Staff Gained Access To Prominent Patient's Data The incident occurred while famous reality TV star Samantha de Jong was a patient at Haga Hospital. [...]

Desjardins Bank: Data Of 2,9 Million Customers Stolen

By |2019-09-04T13:30:39+02:0009 / 07 / 2019|BLOG|

The Canadian cooperative bank Desjardins and domestic authorities are currently dealing with a particularly serious case of data theft: A bank employee, who has since been dismissed, swiped the personal data of roughly 2.9 million customers. About 40% of Desjardins' customers are affected by the incident. Back in December 2018, the bank had noted [...]

Adopt Existing Structures With tenfold’s New Import Feature

By |2019-09-04T17:29:57+02:0003 / 06 / 2019|BLOG|

Existing Structures tenfold offers convenient features that help with the administration of new file server structures. tenfold manages these structures transparently, fully automated and always in compliance with Microsoft’s recommended AGDLP principle. But what to do with file server groups that were established prior to tenfold? Not every project begins with a blank slate; [...]

Data Theft From Within – How To Protect Yourself

By |2020-02-04T10:05:49+01:0007 / 05 / 2019|BLOG|

Reports of companies being hit by cyber-attacks and hacking attempts are on the rise, as security specialists work around the clock to find ways to protect sensitive data from these external attacks – when, actually, the real danger lurks within: data theft is most commonly committed by internal staff. According to Germany’s domestic intelligence [...]