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Account Lifecycle Manager Automates and Simplifies Cloud-Based Service Account Governance

June 15th, 2021

It’s easy for a service account to get “lost.” It happens when an original account owner leaves and neglects to pass on vital information about its purpose. Or when the system tied to the service account is no longer needed. Or, when a service account is set up for temporary purposes, like software installation or…


Interview: PAM Q&A with Dan Ritch

June 8th, 2021

It takes a village to develop ThycoticCentrify’s industry-leading Privileged Access Management solutions. I spoke with Dan Ritch, Senior Product Manager at ThycoticCentrify to discuss what it’s like to be a Product Manager at ThycoticCentrify and get his take on PAM for the cloud and how to drive adoption. What is your role at ThycoticCentrify? My…


Thycotic Cloud Automation Tool Bundle Is Multi-Layered Privilege Security

March 9th, 2021

The explosion of Cloud IT has made privileged access management impossible without automation tools. Critical technical service accounts run through AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. DevOps teams connect and build cloud applications using CI/CD toolchains. Business users are adopting SaaS tools at a rapid clip—the average enterprise has hundreds of web-based SaaS tools that…


Consider this when switching to an IT Managed Service Provider (MSP)

December 15th, 2020

There's a significant challenge facing organizations of all sizes today. They must find and retain IT staff with yesterday's IT expertise while also becoming subject matter experts (SMEs) on tomorrow's technology. The increasing trend is for organizations of all sizes to shift some or all of their IT staff to an outsourced provider. These teams,…


The paradigm of effective database security is drastically changing

December 8th, 2020

The transition to cloud computing revolutionizes information technology and the delivery, management, and securing of data. Organizations are rapidly adopting cloud computing, but the evolution is ongoing, with many organizations keeping their mission-critical applications on site. There is one common concern in all organizations: security While migration to the cloud may be a cost-effective option,…


Checklist: 9 Cloud Security Best Practices Your Organization Should Follow

December 1st, 2020

Transitioning to the cloud is one of the most significant technology shifts your company will face. Last year, over 80% of organizations operating in the cloud experienced at least one compromised account each month, stemming from external actors, malicious insiders, or unintentional mistakes. The specifics of cloud security activities may vary depending on your cloud…


Remote Worker Security: The Risks, Challenges, and Solutions

October 20th, 2020

The concept of working remotely, or granting remote access, isn’t anything new for most IT professionals. Most organizations have embraced a remote workforce, be it their own employees, contractors, consumers, business partners, and managed service providers. What does “working remotely” mean today? For IT professionals, remote access had been thought of as performing your job…


Shadow IT Security Risks: Web applications off your radar make privileged access management even more complicated

September 29th, 2020

A quiet proliferation of web applications and infrastructure with web-based interfaces is taking place throughout your organization. Known as “Shadow IT,” many web applications and platforms are often licensed by business, financial, and technical users, independent of central IT management. Sometimes these groups even build their own technology solutions. Security and operations folks who are tasked…


Secret Server Product Update: Enhancements for the New Reality of Cloud and Remote Work

August 11th, 2020

The modern IT environment is diverse and constantly changing. In the always-on, Internet-connected global marketplace, traditional perimeters are disappearing as most organizations rely more and more on cloud-based applications to conduct business. Now, you can simplify management of an IT environment that includes multiple cloud instances, remote workers, and 3rd-party contractors It’s challenging to keep…


PAM cloud security is different. Let me explain why

July 28th, 2020

The 2020 Verizon Data Breach and Incident Report (DBIR) published in May gives a clear indication of where privileged access management (PAM) security is going these days. And the forecast is for cloudy skies ahead.  That’s because: 77% of cloud breaches are due to compromised credentials Attacks on web applications more than doubled in 2019…