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Top 10 Best Cyber Security Podcasts of 2019

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Privileged Access Management Best Practices

September 24th, 2019

For the past two years, Gartner has named privileged access management (PAM) the top IT security priority. Privileged account credentials for domain admins, service, application, and root accounts are valuable targets. When attackers gain these credentials, they can exploit your most sensitive information and critical systems. Privileged access gives them power to alter data, change…


New Product Launch! Thycotic Connection Manager centrally manages multiple remote sessions and integrates with Secret Sever for vaulted credentials

September 17th, 2019

Connection Manager provides centralized management of multiple remote sessions Connection Manager is an advanced remote connection management solution that provides one place to manage and interact with multiple remote sessions. Connection Manager can scale across hundreds of different connections to improve productivity, strengthen security and tighten compliance. With the release of Connection Manager, tight integration…


Secret Server product update: Conquer common cloud challenges with the release of Secret Server 10.7

September 12th, 2019

With this newest release, Secret Server not only further strengthens its PAM cloud leadership, but also its overall enterprise readiness and usability. With Secret Server 10.7, users can now: Discover, manage, and delegate access for Amazon AWS privileged accounts Use Secret Server’s command line interface (CLI) from Windows, Mac, and Linux/Unix workstations Meet even the…


The Black Hat 2019 Hacker Survey Report and Black Hat / Defcon 27 Recap

September 5th, 2019

Brought to you by Thycotic Well folks, Black Hat 2019 conference has come and gone. Around 19,000 InfoSecurity professionals from around the world came to Las Vegas to learn, share, educate and disclose security research on the latest vulnerabilities, cyber threats, cyber attacks and techniques used to bypass popular cyber security methods—the same methods used…


Before the Breach: Leveraging PAM and VPAM solutions to protect privileged credentials

August 27th, 2019

This is a guest blog written by Tony Howlett, CISO at SecureLink. Tony is a published author and speaker on various security, compliance, and technology topics. He also serves as President of (ISC)2 Austin Chapter and is an Advisory Board Member of GIAC/SANS. CISOs and their security teams have an impossible task; they must predict…


Service Account Governance: Reduce your attack surface with Account Lifecycle Manager

August 20th, 2019

Service accounts abound in every organization. Failure to manage them leads to significant risk. This has been a critical issue for organizations that use Active Directory and have grown to a level that accounts can no longer be managed by hand. Almost all medium to large organizations suffer from extreme service account sprawl, perpetuating the…


Building a PAM business case: cost-justifying privileged access management projects

August 13th, 2019

Most IT or security projects require a formal approval process, and that often includes a written business case. An IT business case document can vary from a simple one-page write-up to a full-blown justification paper with detailed cost and return-on-investment calculations. Many organizations have standard business case templates, but here’s what type of information a…


How to Find Your Best Match Among Privileged Access Management Vendors

August 6th, 2019

So, you want to bring on a PAM solution and you’re either selecting a Privileged Access Management vendor for the first time, or you may be “upgrading” from a typical password manager software product.  In any case, you’re probably looking for several PAM capabilities, as well as how best to deploy your proposed PAM solution:…


Top 5 Black Hat 2019 Sessions Not to Miss. Plus: Bonus Travel Tips to Hacker Cons

August 1st, 2019

The Black Hat USA 2019 conference is about to start. Over 17,000 security professionals will come from all around the world to Las Vegas, USA. They will learn, share, educate and disclose security research on the latest cyber-threats and attacks, vulnerabilities, and techniques used to bypass security used by most governments and organizations globally. Without…


Cloud Use Cases: Critical PAM controls to secure a modern cloud environment

July 30th, 2019

Virtually all cloud security failures will be the customers’ fault. That’s what Gartner believes the future of cloud security for the enterprise will look like within the next four years. More than half of cloud security issues will be caused by inadequate management of identities, access and privileges. “The challenge exists not in the security…