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Posts Tagged ‘compliance’

Measuring Security Awareness in Your Organization

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Information Security’s ability to educate and empower employees in their risk management responsibilities is a fundamental element of any business protection strategy. If employees in your company think IT Security is the owner of all security related business risk, you’re in big trouble. IT Security pros are paid to understand the range and depth of […]

Privileged Passwords and PCI-Compliance

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
Guest post from Alpha Generation a Thycotic certified partner who specializes in IT distribution with a focus on proactive security in the UK. Anyone that handles payment card data is affected, so most of us have heard of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). It establishes key expectations for protecting cardholder data, whether you’re handling [...]

HIPAA: Closing the Gap between Being Compliant and Being Secure with Secret Server

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

With digital medical records, patient online portals, and other electronic methods of healthcare management, maintaining a secure network is critical to meeting the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security requirements. HIPAA’s security requirements are made up of technical security measures, which require covered entities to maintain reasonable safeguards for protecting electronic […]

CYBER SMART: When was the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council formed?

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Question of the Week: When was the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council formed? Answer: December 15, 2004 The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council first formed on December 15th, 2004 as five different programs with the same goal in mind, “To create an additional level of protection for card issuers by ensuring that merchants […]

5 Reasons you’ll love Thycotic’s Free Privileged Password Security Policy Template

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Privileged accounts are a favorite target for hackers—it’s critical that your organization’s IT Admins have a password protection policy in place to prevent attacks. So Thycotic and Information Shield partnered to create an easy-to-use, free password security policy template for organizations that do not yet have an official privileged account management policy. Don’t have a […]

Achieve PII Compliance Through Security Awareness Training

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

What is PII? Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as: Information which can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, such as their name, social security number, biometric records, etc., alone, or when combined with other personal or identifying information which is linked or […]

Streamline Compliance with your Internal Security Policy by using Secret Server

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Incorporating a new tool into your company’s overall security architecture can be a tricky and time-consuming process. Fortunately, Thycotic Secret Server has a several features that streamline the process of complying with your existing corporate requirements. In this post, we will take a look at a few ways Secret Server can work in conjunction with […]

4 Steps to HIPAA Compliance with Privileged Identity Management

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is meant to protect specific health information gathered and used by the healthcare industry. Many people are familiar with how HIPAA affects their privacy as individuals, but not everyone may know how HIPAA shapes an organization’s security practices. A recent breach at St. Joseph Health Center […]

Using Secret Server to Help Maintain Compliance Mandates

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Secret Server is a powerful, flexible tool which can help your organization meet a variety of compliance mandates, such as SOX, PCI, HIPAA and more. In this article we are going to review several ways you can utilize Secret Server to maintain compliance by securely managing your privileged account credentials. Centralizing Your Sensitive Information Before […]

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