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Cyber Security and the Future of Connected Devices

October 27th, 2020

Before I take you on a journey to the future of connected devices, let's briefly reflect on how we got where we are today. During my career, I'm fortunate to have been involved in many exciting technology and digital innovations. It's important to share some of these with you so you fully understand how amazing…


The Impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act on Privileged Access Management

October 6th, 2020

Consumers are demanding greater control and security over the collection and processing of their personal data. A bevy of privacy laws are rolling out across the world and multiple U.S. states, driving changes in data governance and security practices. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has the broadest impact of any U.S. state or federal…


What does world-class Identity Governance look like?

September 10th, 2020

Identity governance is a critical foundational practice required to secure and manage privilege and access across the enterprise. Organizations are required to demonstrate an enterprise identity governance program that complies with nearly every significant compliance audit for almost every industry. Identity governance programs are typically deployed as part of the security stack that includes Identity…


Rising to the Modern PAM Challenge

September 8th, 2020

What drives change in the security space? Either a significant shift in the business environment disrupts how people work, or technology advancements impact the attack surface. Today, security teams are facing both challenges. Remote work is here to stay. No company that I've talked with has plans to bring the full workforce back to the…


Thycotic shifts the language used in products and materials to promote inclusivity

August 27th, 2020

This moment in 2020 is a flashpoint in time. We hear calls for a number of changes to address the current political and cultural climate.  As a security software company, our engineers have seen a lot of discussion around the use of terminology in technology that may be perceived as racist. Is it appropriate to…


Industrial IoT, Security, and Privileged Access Management

August 4th, 2020

The convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) has propelled “Industry 4.0” into the spotlight as the next wave of the industrial revolution. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) brings IT and OT together in industries such as manufacturing, logistics, smart buildings, utilities, and critical infrastructure. Companies that get IIoT right will have…


EU GDPR two years in: What’s happened so far, and what’s in store for the future?

July 21st, 2020

On May 25th, 2020 EU GDPR was 2 years old and it passed with little noise.  I guess that everyone’s been distracted by other events such as the COVID-19 Pandemic which has put the world on pause for the time being, and that includes EU GDPR. EU GDPR has raised the bar for digital rights,…


The Twitter Hack and the Failure to Protect Privileged Access

July 17th, 2020

Twitter. The biggest social media hack so far, and it could have been much, much worse! We all should be very worried. Could a tweet start a war, change the outcome of an election, cause a riot, or even get people to send money (bitcoin) to unverified BTC wallets? On Wednesday 15 July, we experienced…


IAM: The Future of Identities and How We’ll Get There

July 14th, 2020

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is the ability to provision, manage, audit and secure digital identities to facilitate and enable approved, authentic requests or connections to view company data, services, systems, networks, and assets. This applies whether they are located on premise or in the cloud, based on roles and privileges assigned to each digital…


Privileged Access Management Expertise Boosts Your Cyber Security Career

July 7th, 2020

Shortage of cyber talent is a top concern for 63% of senior executives, according to a recent Gartner survey. The number of unfilled cyber security positions is over four million, up from 2.9 million last year, says the latest (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study. This includes 561,000 in North America, 291,000 in Europe, and a staggering…