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Thycotic Research Reveals Where Hackers and Security Professionals Agree and Where They Differ

September 12th, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 12, 2019 — Thycotic, provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions to more than 10,000 organizations, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100, today released research results in a new report entitled, “Hackers & Security Professionals at Black Hat 2019: Where They Agree and Where They Differ.” The report finds service accounts are a…


The Top 5 PAM Tasks IT Teams Must Automate Part 2: Changing Network Passwords

June 21st, 2017

Automating Network Password Changing: A password that remains the same year in and year out is a hacker’s dream, and a breach waiting to happen. Fortunately, there are tools that can force users to change passwords after a set period of time, and can automate password changing to protect privileged accounts. In this 5-part Thycotic…


CYBER SMART: What does CISC stand for?

December 9th, 2016

Question of the Week: What does CISC stand for? Answer: Complex Instruction Set Computing The acronym stands for “Complex Instruction Set Computing” which is a type of microprocessor design. The design gives single instructions and executes low-level operations, but also has the capability to do multi-step operations all within a single instruction. The goal has since…


CYBER SMART: What new virus is making a big comeback?

December 2nd, 2016

Answer: Shamoon Virus It’s back and back with a vengeance. According to reports, the Shamoon malware contained embedded credentials that allowed the malware to move throughout the network and cause harm. To learn more about the virus and securing your enterprise read this blog.  Are you an InfoSec trivia guru? Each Friday we’ll test your InfoSec knowledge!…


CYBER SMART: What does PII stand for?

November 23rd, 2016

Question of the Week: What does PII stand for? Answer: Personal Identifiable Information Personal Identifiable Information defined by Wikipedia is, “Information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.” This information is highly targeted by hackers so it…


CYBER SMART: How much does fraud cost the world each year?

November 18th, 2016

Question of the Week: How much does fraud cost the world each year? Answer: $3.7 trillion This Fraud Awareness Week we want to bring attention to the importance of fraud prevention. Each year fraud costs the world a staggering $3.7 trillion. How can you get involved? The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has put together a…


CYBER SMART: How many organizations still rely on manual methods to manage privileged accounts?

November 10th, 2016

Answer: 60% New benchmark global survey shows Privileged Account Management a top security priority, but failing in enforcement. The 2016 State of PAM Report, based on the survey, highlights the major areas of concern including that 60% of organizations still rely on manual methods to manage privileged accounts. Even more surprising is that only 10% have…


CYBER SMART: How many organizations don’t require approval for creating new Privileged Accounts?

November 3rd, 2016

Answer: 70% New benchmark global survey shows Privileged Account Management a top security priority, but failing in enforcement. The 2016 State of PAM Report, based on the survey, highlights the major areas of concern including that 70% of organizations do not require approval for creating new Privileged Accounts. Download the full report here. Are you an InfoSec…


CYBER SMART: What is the most expensive computer virus of all time?

October 28th, 2016

Question of the Week: What is the most expensive computer virus of all time? Answer: MyDoom The estimated cost of the MyDoom virus has come to a staggering $38.5 billion! When it launched in January 2014 it became the fastest spreading email worm ever. The author has never been identified, but it appears to have originated…


CYBER SMART: What is the fastest growing area of crime?

October 21st, 2016

Answer: Cyber Crime Did you know that cyber crime is up 20% from 2014? Andrew Gorgdon, PwC’s global and UK forensics leader commented on the recent incline stating, “While the prevalence of traditional fraud – such as asset misappropriation – has fallen since 2014, there has been a huge rise in organisations reporting cyber crime,…