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Key Takeaways from the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

May 21st, 2019

The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2019 is now publicly available to download or read online. It’s the 12th edition, and not surprisingly, it reveals that cyber criminals are still successfully using their hacking techniques—many of which are very common—and that we have failed to stop them. However, we are getting better at stopping them.…


KuppingerCole weighs in on Privileged Access Management vendors in new report

April 23rd, 2019

Analyst firm KuppingerCole just released a new report— Leadership Compass March 2019 Vendor Evaluation for Privileged Access Management (PAM).  Over more than 60 pages, KuppingerCole analyst Anmol Singh provides a thorough review of 20 PAM vendors in a rapidly growing PAM market. He emphasizes, “PAM has emerged as one of the most crucial IAM technologies that…


How the just-released Forrester Wave PIM Q4 2018 Report can help you find the right PAM vendor

February 5th, 2019

As awareness about the importance of Privileged Access Management (PAM) and Privileged Identity Management (PIM) increases, (Gartner called it a top priority for cyber security in 2018), executives, IT security and operations teams are evaluating multiple options when selecting a PAM or PIM solution that would be best for their organizations. That means independent analysis…


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…


Most Companies Worldwide Fail to Measure Cybersecurity Effectiveness and Performance

September 20th, 2017

More than half the 400 respondents in a survey from the Thycotic-issued study, “2017 State of Cybersecurity Metrics Report”, scored an F or a D grade after evaluating their organization’s efforts to measure their cybersecurity investments and performance against best practices. 58% received an F or D grade Joseph Carson of Thycotic: “It’s astonishing to…


SANS 2017 Threat Landscape: highlights of the cyber threat survey

August 24th, 2017

The latest SANS 2017 Threat Landscape Survey has been released—the theme of the survey is ‘Users on the Front Line’. In summary, the survey results indicate that Endpoints and Users are on the front line in the battle against cyber threats. This reiterates Thycotic’s message that the traditional cyber security perimeter is no longer the…


Surprising Takeaways from the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

May 3rd, 2017

2016 was a major year for cyber-crime and disruption, with many major significant data breaches (the presidential elections), the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks using a botnet of Internet of Things (IoT), and the biggest data disclosure to date, twice, with Yahoo. This is now the 10th version of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report…