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Privileged Access Management Expertise Boosts Your Cyber Security Career

July 7th, 2020

Shortage of cyber talent is a top concern for 63% of senior executives, according to a recent Gartner survey. The number of unfilled cyber security positions is over four million, up from 2.9 million last year, says the latest (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study. This includes 561,000 in North America, 291,000 in Europe, and a staggering…


Think Differently About Unix / Linux Privilege Management

June 30th, 2020

Security models have struggled to match the evolution of Unix. Over its long history, Unix has evolved and changed in many different ways. What started in Bell Labs 40 years ago has spawned more than 150 variants of Unix in use today. Unlike the linear progression of Windows operating systems, in which most organizations use…


Just-in-Time Privileged Access Eliminates the Danger of Standing Privileges

June 23rd, 2020

Granting users standing access to privileged resources violates the principle of least privilege and introduces significant risk. With undifferentiated access, users can (and do) take unauthorized actions because they’re given TOTAL control of a resource. They could give a password to another person, who could then access a resource without appearing in an audit trail. They could access critical resources…


5 Top Takeaways from the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2020

June 17th, 2020

The latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2020 is now publicly available to download or read online. As one of the industry’s top cyber security reports, the 13th Edition of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is one of our leading indicators of what causes security incidents and why data breaches occur.  With researchers…


Endpoint Security Demands a Defense-in-depth Strategy

June 16th, 2020

Endpoints, the devices people use to access company resources, are a weak spot in corporate security. Compromised endpoints are a primary access point that cyber criminals use to infiltrate a network. Two-thirds of companies are compromised by exploits that originate with an endpoint. The volume of endpoint attacks is rising, as is the sophistication of…


Insurance Leader Rolls Out Enterprise PAM Strategy

June 11th, 2020

One of my favorite parts of this job is speaking with our customers to understand why they chose our solutions, and how they are using them to solve their challenges. Recently, I spoke with one of our customers who described Secret Server as his “favorite security tool!” So, I thought I would share his story.  Insurance Leader…


Application Control Strategies Help You Prepare for the Unknown

June 9th, 2020

One of the most significant challenges today within endpoint security via application control is the sometimes tedious task of application categorization to create whitelists, denylists, and greylists. What is application control? Application control allows you to proactively manage and monitor all the applications running on your endpoints with policy-driven controls. Application control can be executed…


A New Approach to Modern Enterprise Access Management

June 4th, 2020

Earlier this week, we publicly announced the acquisition of Onion ID—a San Francisco-based identity and privileged access management (PAM) company. The acquisition marks a significant milestone in Thycotic’s strategic direction as a PAM company. Over the past several years, we have driven innovation through a multi-stage product roadmap designed to help companies adopt PAM and…


Addressing emerging PAM use cases to protect access to SaaS applications, cloud infrastructure, and databases

June 2nd, 2020

With most of the global, white-collar workforce suddenly shifting to working remotely, cloud technology has emerged as a critical component to keep businesses up and running. These services are enabling people to collaborate with one another, and provide the tools they need to stay productive, enhance accessibility and create a mobile friendly environment while working…


10 Features Every Privileged Access Management Solution Must Have

May 26th, 2020

The MoSCoW method is a prioritization technique used in project management and software to prioritize requirements. It stands for: Must have, Should have, Could have, and Won't have. Using this approach can help you build a common understanding among your stakeholders as you evaluate and select a privileged access management (PAM) solution. In this blog, we’ll focus on the 10…