+1-202-802-9399 (US)

Thycotic’s CyberSecurity Publication


Filter by Tags: 

Articles in the ‘Best Practices’ Category

Will Fake News Lead to the Next Cyber War?

March 16th, 2018

Fake news is running rampant across all media outlets. While you may not take them seriously, these untrue news stories are playing with your emotions and have serious security implications. With over half the world’s population online and using social media, news travels fast. And sometimes the wrong news gets spread. What happens when it’s…

The EU GDPR Checklist: It’s go time!

March 13th, 2018

Yes, you’ve all heard about it. Many companies have been raising the alarm and increasing awareness about GDPR—General Data Protection Regulation—for months now, all offering solutions for anything at all to do with GDPR. It’s caused a lot of confusion, raised many questions—and organizations have no idea where to start. Many assume they are excluded…

New South Wales Government failure highlights critical nature of PAM

March 9th, 2018

The New South Wales Government’s cyber security strategy is under urgent review after Auditor’s Offices criticised the way its agencies are handling privileged access and other basic security practices. At the end of last year (20th December 2017) the government of New South Wales received an unwelcome Christmas present from its own Auditor’s Office. This…

How to Protect Your Desktop Team When Moving to Least Privilege 

March 6th, 2018

When companies yank local administrative privileges from business users without considering the downstream impact, their least privilege programs are doomed to fail. Suddenly unable to download applications, run programs, install printers or make other system changes, users will be confused and frustrated. Those frustrations are going to land squarely on the plate of the desktop support team.   Imagine a desktop…

Privileged Behavior Analytics Deep-Dive: Responsive Actions

February 27th, 2018

Privileged Behavior Analytics Recap Thycotic’s Privileged Behavior Analytics (PBA) software monitors user activity within Secret Server to detect anomalous behavior.  Once the user’s baseline activity is determined, deviations from that behavior can trigger alerts or warnings to notify security admins.  The software’s machine learning considers the time of day, IP address, user history, Secret importance,…

Top 10 Keys to Successful Least Privilege Adoption Via Application Control

February 15th, 2018

Gone are the days when a security team could select a new tool, turn it on, and expect everyone in the organization to adjust. When security hinders the business, the business fights back. Users now have numerous ways they can work around security tools and policies to get their job done. Least privilege is a…

Top 5 Ways to Win your CEO/CTOs Heart

February 13th, 2018

In today’s always-connected world it’s important to realize that, historically and traditionally, cybersecurity was the responsibility of the IT department. Any time a cyber incident or data breach occurred or security questions arose, these got deferred to IT for the answers. Failure to translate cyber risk into business risk has left many businesses clueless But…

Which of your endpoints is most likely to let an attacker inside?

February 6th, 2018

Is your organization trying to reduce the risk of malware or ransomware in 2018?  Knowing where to start can be the hardest part.  The following risk factors can increase the odds of a cyber attack, and being aware of them can help you focus on and secure your most vulnerable endpoints. Any machine that users…

Data Privacy Day: Where has privacy gone, and will we ever get it back?

January 26th, 2018

Privacy is gone, but never forgotten. Can our current path even be reversed? Yes, the end of privacy as we know it is closer than you may think.  Privacy definitions are very different between nation states and cultures, though one common thread is that privacy is becoming less of an option for most citizens, globally.…

Why is least privilege the place to start for endpoint security?

January 23rd, 2018

Because it will save you time and money.   Your end user’s computers are increasingly exploited as an attack vector used to attain accounts with local administrator rights on Windows or root access on Mac OS. There are a lot of solutions that promise malware detection and prevention. And you can buy more and more software to try to prevent these…