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Key Takeaways from the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2022

June 28th, 2022

Every year I anxiously await the publication of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). This annual tome is a virtual Mecca that draws a worldwide audience of security practitioners. We savor its insights and analysis of information security incidents and breaches. Heavy on data gleaned from actual investigations, it can be a little dry…


Privileged Access for Cloud-Native Workloads (Cloud PAM): Securing Identities in dynamic environments; on-premise, hybrid & public cloud

June 21st, 2022

Many factors from cost savings, convenience, zero trust, remote access, and work from home have most organizations fully immersed in cloud migration. It is now a question of how much technology and assets to deploy in the cloud and how fast. Organizations are leveraging a combination of SaaS, IaaS, or PaaS models and hosting their…


Secure Remote Access Paradigms Pros and Cons

June 14th, 2022

Remote users expect instant connectivity so they can access the same systems they use when in the office. However, increasingly complex hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, and on-premise infrastructures make remote privileged access more difficult for IT teams to manage and secure using traditional access management techniques. Therefore, enterprises need a flexible, easy-to-use method for secure remote…


Improve cyber resilience and speed disaster recovery with the latest version of Secret Server

June 7th, 2022

Disaster can come in many forms. A ransomware attack. A malicious insider. Or, a natural disaster. Any of these can cause a widespread system or network outage that prevents critical access to systems. When disaster strikes, it’s critical to recover quickly. The problem is that most businesses aren’t ready to respond to an unplanned outage.


Conversational Geek shows you how to contain the blast radius of a server attack

May 31st, 2022

Cybersecurity insiders love jargon. The language in most cybersecurity whitepapers and webinars is just as tangled and opaque as legacy tech in a typical IT environment. That’s why it’s no wonder cyber leaders have such difficulty building a common understanding with other technical teams, business users, and company leadership. It’s also no wonder many people…


5 Reasons Why you Need a Modern PAM Solution Built for the Cloud

May 26th, 2022

Many legacy Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions are still very manual regarding what they do and how they manage user access and permissions. They are geared toward the human administrator or designed for the data center, making them inadequate for complex and dynamic cloud-hosted infrastructures. Such traditional solutions cannot support large-scale cloud transformation initiatives requiring…


Top 5 RSA Sessions to Attend, The New Human Perimeter and Travel Tips to Survive

May 24th, 2022

It is that time of the year again for RSA Conference 2022, a bit later than expected but better late than never. It’s our opportunity for the global security community to come together and learn about the latest cybersecurity threats, security trends, innovations, and best practices to become more resilient against cyber-attacks. This year’s theme…


Cyber Insurance Case Studies: A Tale of Two Customers

May 17th, 2022

Delinea customers have been talking a lot about cyber insurance. Where to get it, what’s covered, and how to reduce their rates. We’ve been working with a variety of partners throughout the cyber insurance ecosystem to make sure our customers are well prepared to procure the right policy for them. Among Delinea customers, two recent…


SOC 2: The Ticket to Data Security Success

May 10th, 2022

Customer data protection is serious business—how do you know if an IT Sec company has the policies and procedures in place to protect your customer data? Enter the SOC 2 audit and certification. SOC 2, which stands for Service Organization Control, is a third-party certification that proves a company not only meets security regulatory requirements,…


Privilege Escalation on Windows: When You Want it and When You Don’t

May 3rd, 2022

Privilege escalation is the process by which a user with limited access to IT systems can increase the scope and scale of their access permissions. For trusted users, privilege escalation allows expanded access for a limited time to complete specific tasks. For example, users may need access to troubleshoot a technical problem, run a quarterly…