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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…


Key takeaways from the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

April 12th, 2018

The latest installment of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2018 is now available. It’s the 11th edition of the report, and not surprisingly, it reveals that hackers have continued to be very successful at using their hacking techniques (many which are well known) and we have failed to stop them. “HACKERS CONTINUE TO USE…


Microsoft’s Frankenstein Approach to Endpoint Protection

March 27th, 2018

With Windows 10 Microsoft has embedded and enhanced a number of free tools it claims give IT and security teams the opportunity to close security gaps exposed in previous versions of Windows. One of the critical goals Microsoft aims to address is the principle of least privilege. Under a least privilege policy, administrative credentials are…


Where Privileged Account Management is Really Failing

March 22nd, 2018

From software vulnerabilities and DDoS to ransomware, the world of cyber security can often feel like you’re being pulled in every direction at once. With limited resources, it’s a challenge to know which threats should be your priority and where investing in security will really make an impact. So where should you focus your effort?…


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…