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How to Crack an Active Directory Password in 5 Minutes or Less

October 12th, 2017

Guest column by Semperis. Author: Noa Arias, Director of Marketing at Semperis The massive Equifax data breach compromised sensitive information for roughly 143MM people and is a sobering reminder that security flaws still exist in most organizations. The fact is that most enterprises use Active Directory as the cornerstone of their IT systems and, while AD can…


The Anatomy of a Privileged Account Hack: everything you need to know to protect your organization

October 6th, 2017

Not all hacks, or data breaches, are equal. While many breaches result in inconvenience and minor financial losses, others have the potential to devastate your organization’s finances, credibility, privacy, ability to meet compliance, and much more. A privileged account hack falls into the second category. Our white paper, The Anatomy of a Privileged Account Hack,…


Integrate the Thycotic Mobile App with Your EMM Solution Instantly

September 28th, 2017

Secure your employee’s BYOD devices before loading Thycotic applications Thycotic has joined forces with AppDome so our customers can easily integrate the Thycotic mobile app with an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution of their choice. EMM enables IT organizations to manage and secure company data on mobile devices. There are several EMM solutions available including…


How Does Encryption Work?

June 12th, 2017

Before we get started, I want to call out something very specific. We are going to cover encryption today, and not salting or hashing.  These are two different things that are often associated together when storing things like passwords in a secure manner.  A Quick Overview of Encryption Encryption at its core basis is a…


An Introduction to Business Networks 101

June 2nd, 2017

If you’re exploring getting into network administration, either for your personal education (such as a college degree) or as a career change, you’re in the right place.  When it comes to understanding the more complex aspects of network administration, such as cyber security, it’s best to start at the beginning. In order to learn how…


Part 2: How did my password get hacked? It’s this easy…

May 24th, 2017

I’ll pick up where we left off in Part 1: How did my password get hacked? That’s where I explained that the reason your account was hacked was probably NOT due to some sophisticated state actor from China or Russia. So to recap, the top three reasons your password was hacked were most likely: You had a different account…


Top Tips: Extend Identity and Access Management to Protect All Privileged Accounts

April 18th, 2017

The traditional security perimeter is proving no longer an effective cyber security control and fast growing technologies like cloud, mobile and virtualization make the boundaries of an organization blurry. For many years, organizations have protected their valuable and sensitive information by building a fence around those assets. All the data following in and out of…


Easy read to get your staff and stakeholders up to speed on Privileged Account Management security

April 4th, 2017

We’re constantly fighting an awareness battle in getting IT professionals and business stakeholders to appreciate the urgency associated with securing Privileged Account credentials. With so many high-profile breaches accomplished through the compromise of user passwords and escalation to access privileged accounts, security pros and IT directors are looking for simple ways to educate people throughout…


Create a strong password security policy in 9 steps

January 10th, 2017

Here’s the bad news, your end users are lazy. You’ve seen it all… sticky notes on computer screens, computers left unlocked while people are out grabbing coffee, and simply not following your corporate security policies at all. Take a look at the latest data form SplashData announcing the 2015 edition of its annual “Worst Passwords…


How to create an Enterprise Password Policy that gets used

January 6th, 2017

Humans are fascinating creatures, and the way we think is intriguing and drives many career paths. But what does the human brain have to do with Security? And most importantly, what does it have to do with Password Policies? Understanding how the human brain works (at a high level) helps understand the best Password Policy…