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New Hire Onboarding Checklist: A CISO’s Perspective

March 12th, 2019

When a new employee enters an organization there are various behind-the-scene activities that must take place to ensure the new hire an efficient onboarding experience. Many are administrative in nature and are taken care of by HR. But then there are those related to cyber security—and they are far too often overlooked. As a security…


Complete Guide to Leveraging Session Recording to Improve Accountability and Meet PCI Compliance

March 5th, 2019

You’ve set up policies. You’ve trained your team. You’ve vetted third parties. But, even the most proactive privilege security strategy can’t account for every situation and every type of risky behavior.   Today many Thycotic customers rely on session recording and monitoring capabilities for added peace of mind. If any privileged user adds a backdoor account or makes an unauthorized configuration change,…


Joseph Carson’s Top 5 Sessions to Attend at RSA Conference 2019

February 26th, 2019

RSA Conference 2019 will take place March 4th – 8th in San Francisco at the Moscone Center.  The theme this year is ‘Better’. Not exactly a warm, exciting theme for security professionals—it implies that we need to do better and work harder. My mind always tells me to work smarter and stay focused.  But there’s…


The new cloud security question PAM experts need to answer

February 19th, 2019

Enterprises are no longer asking, “is the cloud secure?” with the same anxiety and fear they expressed just a few years back. As long as cloud-based IT resources are protected in a highly secure environment (such as SOC2 data centers) and demonstrate advanced security controls, enterprises have gotten on board the cloud train. The pace…


Actions CISOs Must Take to Overcome Negative Perceptions

February 12th, 2019

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) shoulder tremendous responsibility. They’re ultimately responsible for their company’s cyber security posture. At the same time, the security decisions they make also impact core business metrics such as productivity, cost savings, revenue growth, and brand perception. The world of today’s CISOs is a balancing act. On one hand, they are…


How the just-released Forrester Wave PIM Q4 2018 Report can help you find the right PAM vendor

February 5th, 2019

As awareness about the importance of Privileged Access Management (PAM) and Privileged Identity Management (PIM) increases, (Gartner called it a top priority for cyber security in 2018), executives, IT security and operations teams are evaluating multiple options when selecting a PAM or PIM solution that would be best for their organizations. That means independent analysis…


Change Your Password Day: How to breakup with your password

January 29th, 2019

Do you have that one great password that you love? It’s your go-to when creating a new account. You love it because it’s reliable and usually tied to a fond memory like the street you grew up on, or your childhood pet. Problem is, your favorite password is putting you at risk For many, that…


Up, up and to the Clouds: Cloud Computing 101

January 22nd, 2019

The cloud has always been this mysterious place—many companies embraced it and put everything they could into the cloud, while others watched cautiously from a distance, wondering whether they should do the same. Before taking you on the journey to the cloud, let’s answer the question “What is the cloud, exactly?” Clearly, it’s been a…


How to kick start your least privilege strategy as we begin 2019

January 15th, 2019

As we open 2019, we are expecting the issue of least privilege cybersecurity to become a priority for companies across the spectrum. One of the big reasons, of course, is that 80 percent of breaches today involve the compromise of IT and business user credentials including usernames and passwords.  To combat the exploitation of compromised…


Privileged Access Management Compliance Through the Eyes of an Auditor

January 8th, 2019

Compliance audits are a stressful, time-consuming effort for many companies. In the Lockdown blog, we often talk about the tools and processes customers use to prepare for both internal and external information security audits. This time we thought we’d turn the tables and speak directly to an auditor to hear his perspective. In this post, auditor…