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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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Taking the Anxiety out of Service Account Management

November 14th, 2017

“Service Account Management” is a deceptively simple term for a process that can be full of uncertainty and justifiable fears. Service Accounts can be the Active Directory accounts attached to your Windows Services, Scheduled Tasks, Application Pools, and more mission critical services that keep your organization operating and in business. The mere thought of having…


NYS DFS 23 NYCRR PART 500: What is it and when is the compliance deadline?

November 9th, 2017

What is DFS 23 NYCRR PART 500? 23 NYCRR PART 500 is a regulation that establishes cybersecurity requirements for financial services companies. The concept of cybersecurity is nothing new, and regulations or compliance mandates around cybersecurity are nothing new either.  At its core, cybersecurity is all about protecting your organization’s data and network from malicious…


Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

November 1st, 2017

Today we are truly living in the world of IoT—the Internet of things—with approximately 9 billion things, or devices, connected to the internet, many of which are powering and enabling our critical infrastructure. Every day billions of employees power up their devices and connect to the internet to plug into their everyday world, all of…


5 Scary Data Breaches – What is your Nightmare Cyber Hack Attack?

October 31st, 2017

Bad stuff happens. Bad, b-a-a-d stuff. It happens in the real world, and now it happens in the cyber world too. And it’s only a matter of time before—gasp!—it happens to you. I’m talking about a gruesome hack-attack. You may get targeted directly by hack-monsters lurking online; or you may become the helpless victim of…


Let’s Play a Game of Password “Fact or Fiction”

October 26th, 2017

Guest column by SailPoint, the leader in enterprise identity management, brings the Power of Identity to customers around the world. As both an industry pioneer and market leader in identity governance, SailPoint delivers security, operational efficiency and compliance to enterprises with complex IT environments. Author: Darren Rolls With so much confusion and false advice around password security,…


Unlocking new opportunities at UNLOCKED International

October 20th, 2017

This year, Thycotic’s Annual Partner Conference – UNLOCKED, took place in the picturesque plains of Alicante, Spain. Situated at the La Finca Golf & Spa Resort, the conference ran from the 3rd to the 5th of October and was attended by a great audience – Thycotic’s partners in crime. Led by Thycotic’s finest; Company Executive…


Cyber Security Awareness Month: The Internet Wants YOU! Consider a Career in Cyber Security

October 19th, 2017

Cyber security is no longer just a technology challenge. It’s a challenge for everyone who uses and interacts with technology daily.  The protection and security of both your work and personal life are no longer separate—they are thoroughly intertwined thanks to the evolving trends of social networks, the internet of things, and unlimited connectivity.  Cyber…


Cyber Security Awareness Month: 5 Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet

October 18th, 2017

The matter of cyber security is rapidly becoming part of everyone’s daily life. But you can no longer keep your personal and work security habits and precautions separate. In the past cyber-attacks were usually only a concern in the workplace, but today cyber-attacks are so common they affect everyone connected to the internet. Cyber-attacks are…


How to Crack an Active Directory Password in 5 Minutes or Less

October 12th, 2017

Guest column by Semperis. Author: Noa Arias, Director of Marketing at Semperis The massive Equifax data breach compromised sensitive information for roughly 143MM people and is a sobering reminder that security flaws still exist in most organizations. The fact is that most enterprises use Active Directory as the cornerstone of their IT systems and, while AD can…


Cyber Security Awareness Month: Cyber Security in the Workplace is Everyone’s Responsibility

October 10th, 2017

Cyber security is no longer just a technology challenge—it’s a challenge for everybody who uses and interacts with technology daily. That means: everybody in your organization. Cyber security is no longer just the responsibility of the IT department The protection and security of employees’ work and personal lives are no longer separate. They have been…