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Why are security and business goals at odds with each other?

December 24th, 2019

Few jobs are more challenging than that of a CISO. Constantly on call and under intense pressure, they’re not only keeping critical systems running and sensitive data protected, but also working to uphold a rapidly evolving list of regulatory demands. Yet CISOs and their teams do much more than act as the company ‘bodyguard’. They…


7 Best Books to Grow Your Cyber Security Career

December 19th, 2019

Thanks to the increasing number of cyber-attacks globally, cyber security is now one of the most in demand career fields. Every year individuals and organizations face the looming threat that it will be the “the worst year yet”, so how are you supposed to stay ahead? A 2019 Cybersecurity Workforce Study by (ISC)² found, “The…


Newest Secret Server Release Enhances Performance, Flexibility and Control

December 17th, 2019

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do.  So it's been a busy year at Thycotic as we've rolled out a number of new solutions and enhancements to create an even more seamless experience for our Secret Server customers.  This drives PAM adoption to protect a large and diverse set of privileged accounts…


Thycotic’s Cyber Security Predictions and Trends for 2020

December 12th, 2019

Which cyber security predictions or trends do you think will become reality? 2019 has been an exciting and interesting year for those of us with an interest in cyber security.  The topic is top of mind for governments and business leaders around the world as they wrestle with the ever-evolving challenge of reducing cyber-attack risks.…


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New Privilege Manager Release Extends Endpoint Protection for Macs

December 10th, 2019

Apple products continue to grow in popularity. With strong iPhone X and 11 sales, Apple is boosting their smartphone market share. And it’s not just consumer products where we’re seeing growth. Enterprises are using Macs more and more and Thycotic is seeing significant growth in these devices and operating systems. Endpoints present a significant security…


12 Days of Privileged Access Management Giveaways

December 3rd, 2019

The more things change, the more they stay the same. We pride ourselves on pushing the envelope, finding new ways to do things, and solving the next cyber puzzle. But when it comes to this time of year, we love our Thycotic traditions. The 12 Days of Thycotic is one of those annual rituals that…


PAM in the cloud vs. PAM for the cloud. What’s the difference?

November 26th, 2019

“Are you talking about PAM in the cloud or PAM for the cloud?” “Wait, what’s the difference?” We hear these questions a lot from our customers. And, we have to admit the “PAM in the cloud vs. PAM for the cloud” debate has caused some confusion even in our internal meetings. Cloud has exploded. Simply…


Privileged Access Management 2019: A Year in Review

November 19th, 2019

Another year has passed, and cyber attacks did not take a vacation or enjoy any time off. Cyber attacks wreak havoc on businesses 24/7. And cyber threats constantly increase and evolve, so organizations must adapt to become resilient to the newest threats. Not all successful cyber attacks are sophisticated This year confirmed that not all…


Service Account 201: Service Accounts in the Cloud

November 12th, 2019

I wrote about the basics of service account management in Back to Basics: Service Account Management 101.  Before I dive into service accounts in the cloud, here's a quick recap of that post. A quick recap on Service Accounts 101 What exactly are service accounts and why are they needed?  Most organizations have two types…


Could basic password security practices have helped prevent the latest Equifax lawsuit?

November 7th, 2019

Fallout from the 2017 Equifax data breach is back in the news as a new class-action suit consolidated 373 previous lawsuits into one. Unlike previous lawsuits filed by Equifax customers, the latest action comes from shareholders that allege the company didn’t adequately follow or disclose security practices, including poor password management. If you google, “what…