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PAM Security Blog Series Part 3: How to secure your privileged credentials

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

In this video blog series, IT security experts explain why compromised privileged credentials are at the heart of most large-scale cyber-attacks, and how privileged account management can help IT teams mitigate a host of security and compliance issues. You’ve heard from the experts why privileged credentials are at the heart of most large-scale cyber-attacks, read […]

Up, up and away: How Distributed Engine technology helps Thycotic scale privileged account management for large enterprises

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Why Distributed Engine? When you run Discovery, Password Changing, or Heartbeat in Thycotic Secret Server, all the work is queued up inside the web application. This requires no additional configuration and works well out of box. We strive to make Secret Server easy to configure and get working quickly, but also powerful enough that when […]

New HSM Integration: Secret Server and Thales e-Security

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Secret Server 8.8 includes Thales integration and support for their Hardware Security Module (HSM). The Thales integration brings an additional layer of protection to Secret Server by controlling the Secret Server encryption key within the HSM. What are HSMs? They are devices that manage and store the keys used to encrypt and decrypt data – […]

Large Organization Employee Threat Assessment

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Despite the popular image of the hacker cracking distant servers from his basement, studies show that people with legitimate access to your information pose an even bigger threat. And when information is stolen from within, it’s often harder to trace and determine the extent of the problem. The larger your organization, the more is the […]

Universities under Attack—Securing student, faculty, and staff’s personal information

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Understanding the Size of the Education Industry Sometimes, businesses find out about a data breach the hard way – this was the case for Butler University in May 2013. Police investigating a case of identity theft in California discovered a flash drive on one of their suspects that contained the personally identifiable information (PII) of […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Thycotic’s UNLOCKED Conference

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

We’re excited to announce our first user conference on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Chicago! The one-day conference includes opportunities to connect one-to-one with Thycotic experts and your peers. Attend technical deep dive sessions to learn security best practices and build your 2015 password management plan. Here are the top 5 reasons you should attend […]

Find out what’s new in Thycotic Secret Server 8.8! (Hint, it’s got some pretty cool new security features)

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Thycotic Secret Server 8.8 is coming out later this month. Check out some of its new features. HSM INTEGRATON FOR ADDED SECURITY Are you a user of a hardware security module (HSM) who wishes you could integrate it with Secret Server to protect your encryption.config file? It’s your lucky day, because Secret Server 8.8 supports […]

When the Trusted Go Rogue, and How They (almost) Got Away With It

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Jason Cornish, a former IT admin, successfully took down 88 servers of a major pharmaceutical corporation for the comfort of a fast food joint. The breach cost the company over $800,000 and caused the entire US office to shut down for three days. Unfortunately for all companies, insider threat is very hard to detect. According […]

PRIVILEGED USERS AND DATA BREACHES: A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

With data breaches on the rise, more evidence is constantly being discovered to support the link between privileged accounts in organizations and network breaches. Thycotic and IANS recently conducted a survey of 100 experienced security and IT operations professionals regarding their recent data breaches and privileged account misuse, and the results show there is indeed […]

Qualys Security Conference 2014: Tension Between Security and IT Operations

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

In my previous post, ‘Vulnerability Scanning: Is Unauthenticated Scanning Enough?’ I discussed the differences between authenticated and unauthenticated scans, and how Qualys and Thycotic work together to find vulnerabilities for better security. When performing authenticated scans, Qualys uses credentials to find sensitive issues such as malware, patches, incorrect configuration, and other vulnerabilities. It then scans […]

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