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Cyber Security Responsibilities: Who owns your organization’s PAM Policy Template? 

Who is responsible for creating, implementing and overseeing your organization’s Privileged Account Management Policy template? And what is at risk if no individuals or departments are named to ensure that your users and systems are in compliance with your PAM Policy?

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How Marketers Can Prepare for a Cyber Security Crisis

March 31st, 2015

Do you have a cyber security plan? What happens when a corporate social media account is hijacked for mischief or political gain? Or when sexually explicit Tweets are accidentally published because corporate account access was mismanaged? In an ever-evolving cyber security climate where we hear about a new corporate breach almost every day, brands are…


New HSM Integration: Secret Server and Thales e-Security

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 –…


Don’t FREAK—A Zombie Security Flaw from the 90’s?

March 10th, 2015

Nearly a third of encrypted websites were vulnerable to yet another SSL-related security flaw – this one dubbed the “FREAK” vulnerability, standing for Factoring RSA Export Keys. The gist of the FREAK attack is that attackers can intercept traffic between client and server – traffic that is supposed to be encrypted with SSL or TLS.…


The Top Three Ways Personally Identifiable Information is Leaked in Healthcare

March 3rd, 2015

Personally identifiable information (PII) related to healthcare data is 50x more valuable on the black market than credit card data according to Alert Logic. Forty three percent of all identity thefts in the United States in 2013 were accounted to medical related identity theft (Logic, 2014). The healthcare industry knows they need to protect PII. It’s…


Large Organization Employee Threat Assessment

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

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…


2015: When Things Get Serious

February 3rd, 2015

Let’s start looking at the future of the IT Security landscape by reviewing the past. I made some predictions last year for InfoSec Institute. The article started off with a clever disclaimer that all subjects in the IT Security world are new and are still pioneering in their fields, so that anything can happen within…


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

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…


Thycotic named finalist in Best Customer Service category, SC Magazine Awards 2015

January 15th, 2015

Today we are thrilled to announce our selection as a finalist in the 2015 SC Magazine Awards in the “Best Customer Service” category. In its 18th year, the SC Magazine Awards showcase the top security technologies, services and professionals in information technology. A new category this year, vendors recognized for The Best Customer Service award…


The First Line of Defense – Passwords

January 14th, 2015

The IT security stakes are high for the healthcare industry – HIPAA violations and fines, criminal charges, and tainted brand reputations make up the fates of healthcare organizations that fail to protect patient data both from the inside and out. Why Healthcare is Being Targeted A large number of personally identifiable information (PII) is stored…