Thycotic Blog

Technical Product Updates and Industry Trends

  • Why we surveyed a bunch of hackers

    At this year’s Black Hat USA, we conducted a survey of 127 self-identified “black hat” hackers. Why’d we do it? Because it’s not every day that you can get an insider perspective on the thought process and motivation behind today’s black hat hacker. Black Hat vs White Hat vs Awesome Programmers We have to caveat

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  • (Video) Are You Following Password Best Practices?

    As an IT professional you juggle over 100 tasks a day, making sure everyone’s computers are up and running, no disasters are occurring, all while maintaining your entire network’s security. All of your daily responsibilities revolve around passwords and as an administrator you and your team are the keepers of ‘the keys to the kingdom.’

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  • What is a smart grid and why should I care about it?

    In the United States, we depend on the electrical grid to power our homes, our businesses, and several leisurely pastimes (late-night soccer, anyone?). Today, that grid is “smart,” which is a catchy way of saying it uses modern technology for operation and automation, a technology trendseen in everything from consumer gadgets to datacenters. Just as

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  • Infamous Heartbleed Bug Responsible for Over 4.5 Million Patient Records Leaked

    Heartbleed continues to haunt the organizations as patch efforts remain ignored. In April we notified our customers that our solutions remained unaffected, but unfortunately for millions that was not the case. Over six months later a data breach at Community Health Systems is the result of the infamous Heartbleed vulnerability that several versions of OpenSSL

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  • VMworld 2014 RECAP

    What a week! IT professionals from across the globe gathered last week in San Francisco for seven days of peer networking, hands-on labs, sessions, and the opportunity to speak with VMware experts to overcome their organization’s biggest hurdles in networking and virtualization. In all, as the VMworld 2014 theme implies, this year’s event was a

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  • We made the list of Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies… AGAIN!

    In this year’s Inc. 500|5000 ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies, we accelerated almost 1,000 spots to #2671. This is the second year in a row that we’ve earned a spot on the Inc. 5000, and we’re excited to be included as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the USA.

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