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Incident Response: Are You Breach-Ready?

August 28th, 2018

It’s no longer rare to see cyber-attacks in the daily news. From ransomware to data breaches to DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, the incident is usually attributed to either cyber criminals or nation states, and almost always comes from beyond our own country’s borders and laws. Because of this, we worry about clicking on…


Back to the Basics: The problem with forcing regular password expiry

August 21st, 2018

For many people and organizations around the world a single password is sometimes the only security control protecting their sensitive information, access to email and even their bank account. The traditional password best practice was to create a long, complex password that only you would know, and it protected one or two accounts; you likely…


Privileged Account Management and Identity Access Management: Same Family, Different Strengths

August 14th, 2018

From a cyber criminal’s point of view, obtaining privileged account information has the highest ROI of any attack strategy. A malicious actor with privileged account passwords in hand could infiltrate key databases and access highly sensitive data. To obtain this information, attackers use increasingly sophisticated tools and social engineering techniques which are extremely difficult for…


The EU GDPR is now in effect. What has happened so far?

June 26th, 2018

Finally, the time has come. May 25th 2018 is now in the past, and the EU GDPR has come into effect after a two-year transition period. The earth is still rotating, the internet still kind of works. So what has happened, and have any lessons been learned yet? EU GDPR and Data Privacy Email SPAM…


Gartner: Privileged Access Management is the #1 Cyber Security Priority for 2018

June 11th, 2018

A recent report from Gartner reveals the top IT Security Projects for 2018 with Privileged Access Management as #1, Application Control #4 and Protecting Endpoints #6. Before we get into why Privileged Access Management (PAM) is the #1 Cyber Security Priority in 2018, let’s take a quick look at what lead up to this change…


2018 Cyber Security Breaches: Client Concerns, Opportunities for Solution Providers

May 29th, 2018

Cyber-criminal groups have an extensive arsenal of surveillance and research methodologies they use to search for even the smallest of vulnerabilities in your cyber security protections—vulnerabilities that enable them to infiltrate your organization, gather intelligence and access your systems. Thycotic’s 2018 Global Channel Partner Survey Report indicates that these cyber-criminals are largely successful. If your…


Seven reports you can share with auditors and execs to demonstrate proactive privilege management

May 8th, 2018

All major compliance bodies recommend or require a least privilege policy to protect sensitive data. Removing local administrative access on user workstations is a fundamental strategy for endpoint security to protect against both internal and external threats. Auditors will see that you have implemented a proactive security strategy to prevent malicious activity and accidental data…


Get Back to the Basics this World Password Day 2018

May 3rd, 2018

If you believe passwords will be killed off by biometrics, read this stat from a recent Cybersecurity Ventures report: “The world will need to secure over 300 billion passwords by 2020.” What happened to biometrics? Many visionaries declared that the release of Apple’s Face ID would call for the end of passwords as we know…


2018 Global State of Privileged Access Management Risk and Compliance: Part 1

April 26th, 2018

Most companies are FALLING SHORT on compliance when it comes to privileged accounts! Thycotic’s research shows Privileged Access Management is a Top Risk and Compliance requirement, yet it’s significantly failing to be fully implemented meaning that most companies fall short on compliance for privileged access. The majority of organizations begin to implement Privileged Access Management…


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report 2018: The Top Takeaways

April 17th, 2018

It has been a very interesting past year with a few surprises along the way, but as expected cyber-crime grew significantly; financial impact was huge and many companies struggled to recover from cyber-attacks. Cyber security—or the lack of it—is rapidly impacting everyone’s daily life and there is no longer a disconnect between personal and work…