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How to Curb Shadow IT and Technical Debt to Reduce Cyber Risk

March 15th, 2022

These days, IT departments need to track an ever-growing number of devices and accounts. Once you lose track of the services that employees are using, you end up with shadow IT and technical debt—two issues that can lead to serious security blunders and excess spending. Keep reading for an overview of shadow IT and technical debt—and…


Cyber Insurance: What Is It, and Why Do You Need It?

March 8th, 2022

A new arm of the insurance industry is emerging to help your business mitigate risk: cybersecurity insurance. Cyber insurance offers a safety net for businesses threatened by the rapid growth of insider cyber crime and external cyber threats, particularly ransomware. While cyber insurance has been a reliable safety net for years—things are changing fast.


Reducing Cloud Security Complexity with Seamless Privileged Access Management Built for the Cloud

March 1st, 2022

Controlling access is one of the biggest concerns with multi-cloud security. Identity-related security breaches remain a top concern in our hybrid, multi-cloud world. With assets distributed across on-premise and the cloud, IT struggles to secure them and provide admins, internal employees, contractors, and outsourced IT with secure remote access in a controlled fashion with unified…


Seamless Server Security for a Hybrid IT Environment

February 22nd, 2022

Servers are the areas of the enterprise attack surface with the greatest risk. That’s where the crown jewels live. They house protected health information, credit card transactions, and intellectual property. All manners of sensitive data are found on servers. And yet, many organizations have insufficient server security.


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Reduce Secrets Sprawl with DevOps Secrets Vault

February 15th, 2022

Frequent readers of this blog know secrets refer to authentication credentials like passwords, API keys, SSH keys, certificates, tokens, and so on. Secrets management is then of course critical across the entire IT ecosystem and an essential part of the DevOps toolchain. However, lack of visibility into current and changing secrets or manual arduous secrets…


How Privileged Access Management Meets EO 14028 Requirements

February 8th, 2022

Federal agencies are facing the most critical catalyst of stronger cybersecurity in a long time. Unfortunately, it’s taken a long time—and several disruptive supply-chain breaches—to elevate access security and Zero Trust to requirements with the force of law.  But, it’s better late than never. On May 12, 2021, President Biden threw down the gauntlet.


We’ve Moved

February 1st, 2022

We are excited to share that, after the merger of Thycotic and Centrify in April 2021, we have officially emerged as Delinea, the leading provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions for seamless security! That doesn’t mean you won’t get that same great content you have enjoyed for years. As of February 1, our blog is…


6 Top Cybersecurity Conferences to Attend and Top Tips to Survive Travel in 2022

January 25th, 2022

Cybersecurity professionals began 2022 just like we started 2021, with many unknowns and travel disruptions. Events are once again being rescheduled, shifted to hybrid and online formats, or canceled. We must accept constant change, even as we plan our 2022 conference calendar. In 2022 I plan to do the things I need to do to…


Breaking the Glass With Unlimited Administration Mode

January 14th, 2022

What happens when a user creates secrets and does not share them with anyone else, or if you are administrating Secret Server and need to re-organize your secrets? Secret Server’s “break the glass” feature, Unlimited Administration Mode, can help in those situations. The Unlimited Administrator Mode allows designated users to manage Secrets they would normally…


Jumpstart Your 2022 Security Resolutions by Trying the Latest Version of Secret Server

January 11th, 2022

Whew, we made it. 2022. After a somewhat rocky 2021—and 2020 for that matter—what’s on your New Year’s Resolution list? Does your list include some of those perennial promises, like “get in shape” or “save money”? Or maybe you’ve got your sights set on some new ones like, “whittle down those streaming subscriptions,” or “use…