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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…


Addressing emerging PAM use cases to protect access to SaaS applications, cloud infrastructure, and databases

June 2nd, 2020

With most of the global, white-collar workforce suddenly shifting to working remotely, cloud technology has emerged as a critical component to keep businesses up and running. These services are enabling people to collaborate with one another, and provide the tools they need to stay productive, enhance accessibility and create a mobile friendly environment while working…


DevOps Secrets Vault and Dynamic Secrets in the Cloud

May 19th, 2020

Back in July of 2019, Thycotic released DevOps Secrets Vault, a high-velocity vault for high-speed password and secret creation, archiving, and retrieval. Each month we roll out improvements to this cloud-based tool. In 2020, we’ve been focused on adding dynamic secrets for key cloud platforms. For infrastructure-as-a-service platforms dynamic secrets in DevOps Secrets Vault offer…


The Landscape of PAM is Changing – Customers Want Mobile PAM

May 5th, 2020

At Thycotic, we’re watching the landscape of our customers’ privileged access management needs evolve. PAM can no longer be simply a web application hosted on premise; our customers are telling us they need flexible deployment and access options. More day-to-day business operations need access to data, applications, and platforms Organizations are also acknowledging that PAM…


Privileged Access Management: The Great Cloud Migration

March 31st, 2020

Migrating your PAM instance to the cloud can look from the outset like a pretty daunting task. How, exactly, do you go about transporting what may be years of data and highly sensitive information to a new home? It’s often said that migrating to the cloud is like moving houses, and that’s one of the…


Best Practices and Cyber Security Tips for Working Remotely

March 16th, 2020

Given the unusual recent circumstances, many employees around the world are finding themselves in a situation where they must work from home or remotely. I’ve been working remotely for about 15 years, so I thought it would be great to share some of my experiences, cyber security best practices and tips, and lessons learned on…


PAM and AWS: Keeping pace with AWS privileged accounts

February 4th, 2020

Amazon Web Services (AWS) gives IT and development teams tools to move fast and change direction on a dime. Privileged accounts for AWS resources are created quickly and may be abandoned just as quickly. With such a fluid process, it’s difficult for security teams to stay on top of how many privileged accounts have access…