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Best Practices and Cyber Security Tips for Working Remotely

March 16th, 2020

Given the unusual recent circumstances, many employees around the world are finding themselves in a situation where they must work from home or remotely. I’ve been working remotely for about 15 years, so I thought it would be great to share some of my experiences, cyber security best practices and tips, and lessons learned on…


The CISO Research Report: CISOs thrive on being Guardians of the Business and maybe even the Galaxy

February 18th, 2020

Is Data the new Oil? Some people maintain that "Data is the new oil". Tech companies around the world are now ranking among the largest global companies. A number of them have values that exceed some countries' GDP.  Tesla, some would argue, is a tech company that builds cars. It now has a market value…


IT Security Performance impacts the Boardroom

January 28th, 2020

Cyber security has become a frequently debated risk, and according to the World Economic Report is a top-5 risk to world economies and stability. It's slightly behind other risks such as natural disasters, failure to mitigate climate change, and extreme weather.  Cybersecurity now impacts almost everyone globally, exposes us to significant risks, and has quickly…


Why are security and business goals at odds with each other?

December 24th, 2019

Few jobs are more challenging than that of a CISO. Constantly on call and under intense pressure, they’re not only keeping critical systems running and sensitive data protected, but also working to uphold a rapidly evolving list of regulatory demands. Yet CISOs and their teams do much more than act as the company ‘bodyguard’. They…


Thycotic’s Cyber Security Predictions and Trends for 2020

December 12th, 2019

Which cyber security predictions or trends do you think will become reality? 2019 has been an exciting and interesting year for those of us with an interest in cyber security.  The topic is top of mind for governments and business leaders around the world as they wrestle with the ever-evolving challenge of reducing cyber-attack risks.…


Privileged Access Management 2019: A Year in Review

November 19th, 2019

Another year has passed, and cyber attacks did not take a vacation or enjoy any time off. Cyber attacks wreak havoc on businesses 24/7. And cyber threats constantly increase and evolve, so organizations must adapt to become resilient to the newest threats. Not all successful cyber attacks are sophisticated This year confirmed that not all…


Service Account 201: Service Accounts in the Cloud

November 12th, 2019

I wrote about the basics of service account management in Back to Basics: Service Account Management 101.  Before I dive into service accounts in the cloud, here's a quick recap of that post. A quick recap on Service Accounts 101 What exactly are service accounts and why are they needed?  Most organizations have two types…


Trick or Treat? Stay safe during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, and beyond

October 8th, 2019

Ah, October! Summer has officially come to an end and we’ve quickly moved on to jumpers, football, and pumpkin everything. October is also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The theme for 2019 is “Own IT. Protect IT. Secure IT.”  But it needn't be scary, and the tricks or treats you get at the end of the…


Can PAM Coexist with the Zero Trust Security Model?

September 26th, 2019

What is the Zero Trust security model and why was it introduced? The concept of Zero Trust security isn’t new; the term was coined by Forrester back in 2010 and was initially synonymous with a network security approach known as micro-segmentation. Micro-segmentation is a way to create secure zones in data centers and cloud deployments…


The Black Hat 2019 Hacker Survey Report and Black Hat / Defcon 27 Recap

September 5th, 2019

Brought to you by Thycotic Well folks, Black Hat 2019 conference has come and gone. Around 19,000 InfoSecurity professionals from around the world came to Las Vegas to learn, share, educate and disclose security research on the latest vulnerabilities, cyber threats, cyber attacks and techniques used to bypass popular cyber security methods—the same methods used…