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5 Shocking Insights into the Social Network Habits of Security Professionals 

Hacking social media accounts has never been easier. Attackers take advantage of poor password hygiene and usually hijack an account and hold it for ransom. It’s difficult to get the real picture, but according to Facebook, accounts are hacked 600,000 times a day. And even worse, 80% of all cyber security attacks involve a weak or stolen password.

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5 Security Policies every CISO Must Enforce Now

July 20th, 2017

Chief Information Security Officers, CISOs, bear some of the heftiest weights on their shoulders of anyone in an organization. Single-handedly, depending on their security policies and the enforcement of them, they can be responsible for the success or downfall of an entire company. It is, literally, a thankless position because usually nobody says a word…


The Top 5 PAM Tasks IT Teams Must Automate Part 5: Compliance Reporting

July 19th, 2017

Automating Compliance Reporting: When privileged account management tasks are being done manually, compliance reporting gets complicated. Yet many organizations must demonstrate compliance and provide evidence to auditors and other reviewing bodies to prove that security policy requirements are being met. In this 5-part Thycotic educational series, we focus on five areas of Privileged Account Management…


The Tide is Turning for Privileged Account Management and Security

July 14th, 2017

CyberArk’s latest preliminary earning report and investor reactions show they’re starting to lose sight on what the market is looking for. For years CyberArk has been the biggest and, in many cases, the only player in the Privileged Account Management space.  When you’re one of the first to market, it gives you a lot of…


Demystifying the EU General Data Protection Regulation – Let’s BUST the Myths

July 10th, 2017

Yes, you’ve all heard about it. Many companies have been raising the alarm about GDPR for months now, all offering protection and silver bullets to solve anything and everything to do with GDPR—all you have to do is install this one box. Right! It’s caused a lot of confusion and many questions, and organizations have…


SysAdmin Day 2017 is almost here! Choose your bumper sticker now.

July 7th, 2017

Join us in celebrating the best day of the year—System Administrator Appreciation Day 2017! The official SysAdmin Day day isn’t until the 28th – the last Friday of July. But we want to make sure that every sysadmin gets a little thank you from our team. Let’s face it, 364 days out of the year…


Come to our 3rd annual UNLOCKED conference in Washington, DC this October

July 7th, 2017

Thycotic is hosting our 3rd annual UNLOCKED conference in Washington, DC this October, and we want YOU to join us! Here are the top 5 reasons you should attend. 1. Get your hands dirty The best way to learn is to do it yourself, right? Especially when you can try new things and not worry…


The Top 5 PAM Tasks IT Teams Must Automate Part 4: SSH Key Management

July 5th, 2017

Automating SSH Key Management: Management of SSH keys can be tough, especially if best practices require the keys to be updated periodically, or when someone who possesses some of the keys leaves the company. Manual management is a daunting task, yet many SSH key management tools are limited in their capabilities. In this 5-part Thycotic…


The Top 5 PAM Tasks IT Teams Must Automate Part 3: Team Password Sharing

June 22nd, 2017

Automating Team Password Sharing: Sharing access to admin accounts across an organization is a challenge. But with proper automation in place your users know exactly what systems they can access and which accounts they can use to access those systems—a proverbial “one-stop shop” to conduct their work fast and securely. In this 5-part Thycotic educational…


The Top 5 PAM Tasks IT Teams Must Automate Part 2: Changing Network Passwords

June 21st, 2017

Automating Network Password Changing: A password that remains the same year in and year out is a hacker’s dream, and a breach waiting to happen. Fortunately, there are tools that can force users to change passwords after a set period of time, and can automate password changing to protect privileged accounts. In this 5-part Thycotic…


The Top 5 PAM Tasks IT Teams Must Automate Part 1: Privileged Account Discovery

June 16th, 2017

Automating Privileged Account Discovery: The first rule of Information Security says, “You can’t protect what you don’t know you have.” In other words, you could be harboring a hacker as we speak. Let’s examine how automation can be used to discover, catalog and protect the privileged accounts on your network. In this 5-part Thycotic educational…