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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…


Joseph Carson’s Top 5 Sessions to Attend at RSA Conference 2019

February 26th, 2019

RSA Conference 2019 will take place March 4th – 8th in San Francisco at the Moscone Center.  The theme this year is ‘Better’. Not exactly a warm, exciting theme for security professionals—it implies that we need to do better and work harder. My mind always tells me to work smarter and stay focused.  But there’s…


Actions CISOs Must Take to Overcome Negative Perceptions

February 12th, 2019

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) shoulder tremendous responsibility. They’re ultimately responsible for their company’s cyber security posture. At the same time, the security decisions they make also impact core business metrics such as productivity, cost savings, revenue growth, and brand perception. The world of today’s CISOs is a balancing act. On one hand, they are…


How the just-released Forrester Wave PIM Q4 2018 Report can help you find the right PAM vendor

February 5th, 2019

As awareness about the importance of Privileged Access Management (PAM) and Privileged Identity Management (PIM) increases, (Gartner called it a top priority for cyber security in 2018), executives, IT security and operations teams are evaluating multiple options when selecting a PAM or PIM solution that would be best for their organizations. That means independent analysis…


Up, up and to the Clouds: Cloud Computing 101

January 22nd, 2019

The cloud has always been this mysterious place—many companies embraced it and put everything they could into the cloud, while others watched cautiously from a distance, wondering whether they should do the same. Before taking you on the journey to the cloud, let’s answer the question “What is the cloud, exactly?” Clearly, it’s been a…


How to kick start your least privilege strategy as we begin 2019

January 15th, 2019

As we open 2019, we are expecting the issue of least privilege cybersecurity to become a priority for companies across the spectrum. One of the big reasons, of course, is that 80 percent of breaches today involve the compromise of IT and business user credentials including usernames and passwords.  To combat the exploitation of compromised…


The Future of Passwords and Password Management in the Enterprise

January 1st, 2019

Passwords have been around for decades now, and they aren’t going away any time soon. And yet, password security best practices have been ignored by many. Too many people and companies are careless with password management, even though they know that a single password in the wrong hands can lead to disastrous consequences. Tempted to…


Top 5 Top Cyber Security Predictions for 2019

December 24th, 2018

Cyber security was a major topic in 2018 as the compromise of elections and voting machines was at the top of everyone’s minds. Given the critical impact of the midterm elections on future governance, election security is a major concern. It’s especially concerning after it was demonstrated at DEF CON how voting machines could be…


See Where You Place in the PAM Maturity Model

December 11th, 2018

Many companies aren’t sure how to begin their PAM implementation or which security activities have the most impact on their goals. To help you stay on course, Thycotic has developed the first PAM Maturity Model, based on industry best practices that systematically lower privileged account risk, increase business agility and improve operational efficiency. The model…


Least Privilege Access Control Uncovered

November 20th, 2018

Before I describe the behaviors that make least privilege access control a critical component of your organization’s PAM strategy, let’s clearly define the Principle of Least Privilege (PoLP). The principle of least privilege calls for granting only the minimum permissions required by an end-user, application, service, task or system to perform the jobs they have…