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3 Tips to Stay Safe Shopping this Holiday Season

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

The holidays are here, and so are many tempting sales from the nation’s largest retailers. Despite the recent trend of data breaches we have seen among consumer companies like Target and Home Depot, we doubt that will slow down 2014’s holiday shoppers. No matter where you shop, use these three tips to stay safe. Use […]

[VIDEO] What You Need to Know About Bash Bug

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

We’ve all heard the headlines of the most recent security bug, including, ‘Shellshock bug could threaten millions compared to Heartbleed,’ or even more terrifying, ‘Shellshock: A deadly new vulnerability that could lay waste to the internet.’ While these headlines are a bit dramatic, there lies some truth in the statements. The National Institute for Standards […]

(Video) Are You Following Password Best Practices?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

As an IT professional you juggle over 100 tasks a day, making sure everyone’s computers are up and running, no disasters are occurring, all while maintaining your entire network’s security. All of your daily responsibilities revolve around passwords and as an administrator you and your team are the keepers of ‘the keys to the kingdom.’ […]

Infamous Heartbleed Bug Responsible for Over 4.5 Million Patient Records Leaked

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Heartbleed continues to haunt the organizations as patch efforts remain ignored. In April we notified our customers that our solutions remained unaffected, but unfortunately for millions that was not the case. Over six months later a data breach at Community Health Systems is the result of the infamous Heartbleed vulnerability that several versions of OpenSSL […]

Secret Server: The Getting Started Guide for End-Users

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

In our recent blog post, Don’t let your company’s social media get hacked: Deploy Secret Server to end-users, you learned about our new Basic User Dashboard and how to administer Secret Server to your end users. We wanted to make getting started with Secret Server simple and straightforward for your end users. Share this blog […]

Step-by-Step Guide: Getting Started with Secret Server

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

You’ve taken the first step to securing your privileged account passwords by requesting a Secret Server trial. Now what? Don’t worry, the evaluation is simple and fast. To make your life even easier, we prepared a step-by-step guide so you know what to do and who to include in the process. We’ll offer these tips […]

Don’t let your company’s social media get hacked: Deploy Secret Server to end-users

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

An innocent action performed by an Austrian teen recently affected the Twitter handles of BBC News and CNN accounts. He was experimenting with HTML when he exploited an open vulnerability in TweetDeck, Twitter’s social media management platform. Over 10.1 million of BBC News’s followers received a self-retweeting hack, in just seconds damaging the reputation of […]

Disaster Recovery 101: Part 2

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

So you’ve taken measures to protect and preserve your information – now how do you restore it in a disaster? Part 2 of our Disaster Recovery series explains how you can quickly restore a working copy of Secret Server in the case that your primary instance of Secret Server fails. Note that the following steps […]

SSL: Beyond the Basics Part 2: Ciphers

Friday, May 16th, 2014

In our previous post, we discussed the different protocols for SSL and TLS, and how we can improve security by disabling older, less secure protocols and enabling newer, more secure ones. Today, we will talk about ciphers, which is one of the key pieces to making these protocols work. Here’s a quick refresher from last […]

SSL: Beyond the Basics

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Part 1: Protocol Selection Here at Thycotic we have a wide range of recommended security best practices for our customers, and one of the first things we recommend is setting up SSL, or Secure Socket Layer, for Secret Server. Setting up SSL is fairly trivial once an SSL certificate is obtained. Once it’s set up, […]

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