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What is Biometric Authentication?

August 8th, 2017

Bio authentication, or biometric authentication, is a method of authentication (proving you are who you say you are) based on something biological to the human being.  Biometric authentication is another form of multi-factor authentication (providing several separate pieces of evidence proving who you are), and can be used in conjunction with another form of authentication,…


Top 5 privileged account security reports CISOs must have: Which privileged accounts are no longer valid?

August 1st, 2017

When you do not know which of your sensitive stored credentials are incorrect and no longer working normally, you run the risk that they will be changed outside the scope of your corporate policy by an administrator or by a malicious attacker who has breached your system. In this exclusive 5-part Thycotic educational series we…


Top 5 privileged account security reports CISOs must have: What computers in Active Directory no longer exist?

July 24th, 2017

When you know which computers in Active Directory no longer exist or have been decommissioned, you can quickly take action to protect your organization from the multitude of risks presented by unknown or unmanaged systems and accounts. Hackers target your privileged account credentials for good reason. Once they gain access, they can escalate their privileges…


Demystifying the EU General Data Protection Regulation – Let’s BUST the Myths

July 10th, 2017

Yes, you’ve all heard about it. Many companies have been raising the alarm about GDPR for months now, all offering protection and silver bullets to solve anything and everything to do with GDPR—all you have to do is install this one box. Right! It’s caused a lot of confusion and many questions, and organizations have…


Security: Powered by People

June 8th, 2017

Guest column by SailPoint. Author: Juliette Rizkallah The acceleration of cloud adoption is gaining more traction each day. If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times, cloud is where the majority of enterprises are headed. It’s more than just your employees who are using the cloud to get things done; the cloud connects…


Part 3: How did my password get hacked? It’s this easy…

June 6th, 2017

This is the 3rd part in a 3-part series on how hackers are using simple methods to steal your passwords. In part 1 we talked about how hackers used passwords that were discovered in a previous breach in order to attempt a secondary breach. In part 2 we talked about the use of malicious scripts…


The Pros and Cons of Frequent Password Rotation

May 31st, 2017

What this title really should say is “the cons and cons of frequent manual password rotation”.  To be honest, I can’t think of a single good reason why anyone should be subjected to frequent manual password rotations.  There is nothing about that concept that screams “Good Idea”. Now, before you run off let me explain.…


5 Shocking Insights into the Social Network Habits of Security Professionals [And Infographic]

May 30th, 2017

It may come to a shock for some of you, but not all security professionals practice what they preach. In a recent survey, the “real” truth came to light around cyber security professionals and their security habits around social media usage. Hacking social media accounts has never been easier. Attackers take advantage of poor password…


Oops! Your files have been encrypted! How to avoid that dreaded Ransomware Message

May 17th, 2017

Even People Who Know Better Fall Prey to Cyber Attacks. After all, it wasn’t a bunch of Facebook junkies or six-year-olds who clicked on the e-mail links that launched WannaCry (also known as WannaDecryptor) ransomware attacks that infected computers in as many as 150 countries. Instead professionals in the workplaces of the world were caught off-guard…


How mature is Australia really, when it comes to cyber security?

May 16th, 2017

Guest blog post by emt Distribution.  According to The Australian Strategic Policy Institutes’ report on Cyber Maturity in the Asia-Pacific Region (2016), Australia is ranked at 4th place, one up from the weighted scores in 2015. Who’s doing better? The US, South Korea, and Japan, followed by Singapore, then New Zealand. So why are we not ranked…