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The 7 Most Dangerous Privileged Accounts

Every organization must discover, manage and secure these 7 deadly privileged accounts to reduce their business security risk.

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Behind the Scenes: Endpoint Protection in the Cloud

April 16th, 2019

The cloud has certainly been a game changer, driving innovation and growth.  Companies that adopted cloud services experienced a 20.7% average improvement in time to market, 18.8% average increase in process efficiency and a 15% reduction in IT spending. Together, these benefits led to a 19.6% increase in company growth. These savings and benefits, among…


How to Remove Admin Rights Without Reducing Productivity

April 9th, 2019

This is a guide to the risks associated with admin rights and over-privileged users, and how to remove admin rights in order to reduce those risks.  There are many options for removing administrator rights, however you must always consider business operation—removing admin rights should never jeopardize productivity.  Why do organizations use admin rights in the…


Measurable Results of Service Account Privilege Management

April 4th, 2019

It’s very easy for service accounts to fall off your radar. Virtually all organizations have some unknown service accounts and some have thousands. Why do service accounts get lost? An employee leaves and the account is simply abandoned. The account is used less and less until it becomes obsolete and forgotten. Default accounts are left…


The Evolution from Password Managers to Privileged Access Management. Which is right for you?

April 2nd, 2019

In recent years the need for improved Identity and Access Management (IAM) has been growing. Businesses are enabling policies and technologies to authorize approved employees and 3rd party contractors’ access to the systems and applications required to perform their jobs. As companies move to the cloud, the already-challenging task of providing common and secure access…


The 7 Deadly Privileged Accounts You MUST Discover, Manage and Secure

March 26th, 2019

Privileged accounts and privileged access are at the heart of every business today. They ensure that the IT team can administer and manage the organization’s systems, infrastructure, and software, and they enable employees to access the data that enables them to make critical business decisions. Not only are most businesses dependent on privileged accounts, but…


Facebook Password Breach: What You Need to Know

March 22nd, 2019

Yesterday Facebook disclosed during a routine security review they discovered “some” user passwords were being stored unencrypted, but the passwords were not visible to anyone outside of Facebook. Facebook’s definition of “some” doesn’t really illustrate the full magnitude of this event. We are talking hundreds of millions of users that are affected. False Reassurance Facebook…


Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Privileged Access Management: The 10 Most Impressive Customer Stories To Us

March 21st, 2019

We are honored to announce that we have been recognized as a March 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Privileged Access Management. In its announcement, Gartner explains, “The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in this market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of reviews and…


Cyber Security Incident Response and Reporting Process

March 19th, 2019

Ever since we launched our customizable cyber security incident response template, I’ve been amazed by its volume of downloads. I quickly realized that the increasing cyber threats from criminal hackers, malware and ransomware is starting to be taken seriously by organizations large and small, and that there is a growing demand for guidance and information…


New Hire Onboarding Checklist: A CISO’s Perspective

March 12th, 2019

When a new employee enters an organization there are various behind-the-scene activities that must take place to ensure the new hire an efficient onboarding experience. Many are administrative in nature and are taken care of by HR. But then there are those related to cyber security—and they are far too often overlooked. As a security…


Complete Guide to leveraging Session Recording to Improve Accountability and Meet PCI Compliance

March 5th, 2019

You’ve set up policies. You’ve trained your team. You’ve vetted third parties. But, even the most proactive privilege security strategy can’t account for every situation and every type of risky behavior.   Today many Thycotic customers rely on session recording and monitoring capabilities for added peace of mind. If any privileged user adds a backdoor account or makes an unauthorized configuration change,…