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Cyber criminals don’t want to be found

Once a hacker breaches your network the average dwell time before discovery is more than 200 days. So work on the assumption that you are already breached and should constantly hunt for cyber criminals within your network.

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Privileged Account Management and Identity Access Management: Same Family, Different Strengths

August 14th, 2018

From a cyber criminal’s point of view, obtaining privileged account information has the highest ROI of any attack strategy. A malicious actor with privileged account passwords in hand could infiltrate key databases and access highly sensitive data. To obtain this information, attackers use increasingly sophisticated tools and social engineering techniques which are extremely difficult for…


Back to the Basics: How do you define Privileged Access?

August 7th, 2018

The Privileged Access Management Lifecycle and Path to Maturity Countless organizations are growing more and more concerned about the ever-evolving threat landscape of cyber-attacks, as they watch large well-known enterprise organizations falling victim to cyber-crime. Every year billions of records are stolen, identity theft increases, more credentials are abused and financial fraud is now extending…


The 6 Most Disturbing Data Breaches In 2018 So Far

July 31st, 2018

You could argue that all cyber-attacks and data breaches are disturbing, and you wouldn’t be wrong. But all too often a cyber-incident comes along that hits a whole new level of intrusion or includes an unsettling component of cyber security neglect that causes us to raise our eyebrows higher than usual. These data breaches stood…


Complex Cyber Security Tools Aren’t Just Painful, They are Downright Dangerous

July 24th, 2018

Securing your company is a big job. People are counting on you to stay one step ahead of cyber criminals and keep them safe. But, when the cyber security tools you rely on are too cumbersome to use, you can’t get your job done. We believe cyber solution providers have a responsibility to make your…


Introducing Privileged Access Management that fits your Bandwidth, Budget and Small Business

July 17th, 2018

Thycotic has just introduced Secret Server Vault—a privileged access management (PAM) solution specifically designed for small to medium size businesses and department-level teams. There are a several big reasons why Secret Server Vault makes sense for SMBs like yours. First and foremost, no matter the size of your business you need enterprise-grade PAM protection. That’s…


Cyber criminals don’t want to be found—a Privilege Detective using Thycotic’s free Least Privilege Discovery Tool

July 10th, 2018

Cyber criminals don’t want to be found. They play a great game of hide and seek, and in many companies—no one is doing any seeking. Instead, they hope that their security perimeter is holding strong, typically relying on traditional cyber security controls that are usually outdated and, for most cyber criminals, easily bypassed using phishing…


Top 10 Cyber Security Experts to Follow on Social in 2018

July 3rd, 2018

Feel like you’re experiencing cyber security overload? As a cyber security expert you must stay ahead, but it can be hard when there is so much noise. And it’s not like you can turn a blind eye—your company is relying on you to keep everything operating efficiently. And if that’s not enough pressure, you are…


The EU GDPR is now in effect. What has happened so far?

June 26th, 2018

Finally, the time has come. May 25th 2018 is now in the past, and the EU GDPR has come into effect after a two-year transition period. The earth is still rotating, the internet still kind of works. So what has happened, and have any lessons been learned yet? EU GDPR and Data Privacy Email SPAM…


Everything you need to know about NIST 800-53

June 19th, 2018

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (simply referred to as NIST) sets the security standards, guidelines and recommended security controls for the Federal Information Systems and Organizations.  This extensive database of publications includes the FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards), SP (NIST Special Publications), NISTIR (NIST Internal Reports) and the ITL Bulletin (NIST Information Technology…


Gartner: Privileged Access Management is the #1 Cyber Security Priority for 2018

June 11th, 2018

A recent report from Gartner reveals the top IT Security Projects for 2018 with Privileged Access Management as #1, Application Control #4 and Protecting Endpoints #6. Before we get into why Privileged Access Management (PAM) is the #1 Cyber Security Priority in 2018, let’s take a quick look at what lead up to this change…