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How to protect service accounts without losing your mind: Automated tools!

January 14th, 2020

Here at Thycotic, we are always banging the drum on the importance of securing privileged access. Early in 2019, we got a glimpse of what can happen if you don’t when more than 100 million credit applications at Capital One were stolen by an individual in a security breach that involved a web service and…


The robots are here. Actually, they’ve been here for a while

January 7th, 2020

Every team across your organization is looking for ways to free up more time. In the past year, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has exploded as a new way to remove tedious, repetitive tasks from the shoulders of humans and give them to—you guessed it—robots. RPA essentially creates a non-person account—a “bot”—that mimics the activities of…


Service Account 201: Service Accounts in the Cloud

November 12th, 2019

I wrote about the basics of service account management in Back to Basics: Service Account Management 101.  Before I dive into service accounts in the cloud, here's a quick recap of that post. A quick recap on Service Accounts 101 What exactly are service accounts and why are they needed?  Most organizations have two types…


SSH proxies vs. jump hosts—how to save time and spend less

October 29th, 2019

Security practices are constantly evolving. What might have been considered a state-of-the-art approach ten or even five years ago is no longer defined as a best practice.     In the case of securing Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), PAM practices have followed this pattern of evolution. What was once a common way of securing RDP—jump hosts—is…


Trick or Treat? Stay safe during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, and beyond

October 8th, 2019

Ah, October! Summer has officially come to an end and we’ve quickly moved on to jumpers, football, and pumpkin everything. October is also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The theme for 2019 is “Own IT. Protect IT. Secure IT.”  But it needn't be scary, and the tricks or treats you get at the end of the…


Can PAM Coexist with the Zero Trust Security Model?

September 26th, 2019

What is the Zero Trust security model and why was it introduced? The concept of Zero Trust security isn’t new; the term was coined by Forrester back in 2010 and was initially synonymous with a network security approach known as micro-segmentation. Micro-segmentation is a way to create secure zones in data centers and cloud deployments…


How to Find Your Best Match Among Privileged Access Management Vendors

August 6th, 2019

So, you want to bring on a PAM solution and you’re either selecting a Privileged Access Management vendor for the first time, or you may be “upgrading” from a typical password manager software product.  In any case, you’re probably looking for several PAM capabilities, as well as how best to deploy your proposed PAM solution:…


Take Control of Secrets in Your DevOps Environment

July 23rd, 2019

DevOps has emerged as a key practice to maintain speed and innovation where technology and software development drives business. Now, at least half of IT organizations are using DevOps, accelerating their ability to release new code to accommodate ever more competitive market demands. The aim is to improve speed while simultaneously reducing chances of defects…


Thycotic SCIM Connector for Integrations with Secret Server

May 30th, 2019

Today, many organizations have both privileged account management (PAM) and identity governance solutions that operate independently. As a result, organizations lack the ability to have a unified view of identities. As we discussed in “Top PAM Technology Integrations,” while PAM secures access to key system and admin accounts, integration with Identity & Access Management (IAM)…


Fast, Faster, Fastest: Speed Requirements for Your Password Vault

May 28th, 2019

You’re facing unprecedented pressure to deliver higher levels of service and improve speed to market. At the same time, you need enterprise-wide visibility and control to reduce risk. Do you need a high-speed password vault to protect privileged accounts? If so, how fast is fast enough? These are the questions we’ve been asking to develop…