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Thycotic shifts the language used in products and materials to promote inclusivity

August 27th, 2020

This moment in 2020 is a flashpoint in time. We hear calls for a number of changes to address the current political and cultural climate.  As a security software company, our engineers have seen a lot of discussion around the use of terminology in technology that may be perceived as racist. Is it appropriate to…


Privileged Access Management for Industrial IoT

August 4th, 2020

The convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) has propelled “Industry 4.0” into the spotlight as the next wave of the industrial revolution. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) brings IT and OT together in industries such as manufacturing, logistics, smart buildings, utilities, and critical infrastructure. Companies that get IIoT right will have…


The Twitter Hack and the Failure to Protect Privileged Access

July 17th, 2020

Twitter. The biggest social media hack so far, and it could have been much, much worse! We all should be very worried. Could a tweet start a war, change the outcome of an election, cause a riot, or even get people to send money (bitcoin) to unverified BTC wallets? On Wednesday 15 July, we experienced…


IAM: The Future of Identities and How We’ll Get There

July 14th, 2020

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is the ability to provision, manage, audit and secure digital identities to facilitate and enable approved, authentic requests or connections to view company data, services, systems, networks, and assets. This applies whether they are located on premise or in the cloud, based on roles and privileges assigned to each digital…


Privileged Access Management Expertise Boosts Your Cyber Security Career

July 7th, 2020

Shortage of cyber talent is a top concern for 63% of senior executives, according to a recent Gartner survey. The number of unfilled cyber security positions is over four million, up from 2.9 million last year, says the latest (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study. This includes 561,000 in North America, 291,000 in Europe, and a staggering…


Think Differently About Unix / Linux Privilege Management

June 30th, 2020

Security models have struggled to match the evolution of Unix. Over its long history, Unix has evolved and changed in many different ways. What started in Bell Labs 40 years ago has spawned more than 150 variants of Unix in use today. Unlike the linear progression of Windows operating systems, in which most organizations use…


5 Top Takeaways from the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2020

June 17th, 2020

The latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2020 is now publicly available to download or read online. As one of the industry’s top cyber security reports, the 13th Edition of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is one of our leading indicators of what causes security incidents and why data breaches occur.  With researchers…


Endpoint Security Demands a Defense-in-depth Strategy

June 16th, 2020

Endpoints, the devices people use to access company resources, are a weak spot in corporate security. Compromised endpoints are a primary access point that cyber criminals use to infiltrate a network. Two-thirds of companies are compromised by exploits that originate with an endpoint. The volume of endpoint attacks is rising, as is the sophistication of…


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…


How can you prevent insider threats when none of your insiders are actually “inside”?

May 12th, 2020

Security teams can be so focused on blocking cyber attacks from outside that they turn a blind eye to potential threats within their own organizations. In fact, 34% of all breaches are caused by insider threats. Insider threats are uniquely difficult to defend against because insiders inherently require an elevated level of trust and access…