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Active Directory Security and Hardening: An Ethical Hacker’s Guide to Reducing AD Risks

February 23rd, 2021

Approx. reading time: 8-10mins  This blog is intended for: IT and System Admins IT Security IT Auditors Pen Testers Tech Geeks Anyone moving into a career in Cybersecurity Skip to most common Active Directory misconfigurations In this post, we’re going to focus on common cyber-attacks that target Active Directory (AD). Active Directory is deployed across…


SolarWinds Sunburst: One of the biggest cyber attacks targeting the software industry supply chain in history

January 25th, 2021

Over the past weeks, we've learned more about one of the biggest cyber attack on the software industry supply chain.  This attack is a wake-up call for the software industry. It’s a true “mass indiscriminate global assault” as quoted by Brad Smith whom I regard as one of the most respected software leaders. His words…


Thycotic Named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Privileged Access Management for Large Enterprise, Finance, and North America

January 21st, 2021

The Thycotic team is excited to announce that we have been recognized as a Customers’ Choice in the January 2021 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Privileged Access Management Markets Large Enterprise, Finance, and North America. Our team at Thycotic takes great pride in this distinction, as customer feedback continues to shape our products…


Top 5 Hacking and Cyber Security Books of 2020

January 19th, 2021

Continuous learning is a top priority for me.  It's critical to stay updated on the latest cyber security methods, technologies, strategies, and developments. 2020 brought the opportunity for us to indulge in some additional reading and learn new skills from incredible industry experts. From a young age, I struggled reading the likes of Shakespeare and…


A look behind the scenes of a Wi-Fi Hack: What are the secrets?

December 29th, 2020

You snag a seat at your local café and open your laptop. Maybe you’re on the patio, grateful for the heater. The scent of coffee powers up your brain. The low hum of people chatting is welcome, after months of isolation. The logon page appears as you search for the Wi-Fi in your settings. Despite…


Least Privilege Examples, as told by the Three Ghosts of “A Christmas Carol”

December 24th, 2020

With the holiday season upon us, it’s a good time to settle down with a beloved story. I re-watched the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, the other day (well, actually it was Scrooged with Bill Murray, of course) and found myself thinking about the parallels with cyber security. Really, I did. In the story,…


Cyber Security Trends and Predictions for 2021, and Reflections on 2020

December 10th, 2020

Well, 2020 was surely a year to remember—or one that most of us will want to forget.  No one could have predicted the turn it would take, and some are still trying to decide what to do with all the toilet paper they bought (which at some point was possibly one of the highest valued…


Election Protection: How Cyber Criminals Could Steal Your Vote

November 3rd, 2020

How much should we worry about the security of the upcoming US presidential election? Could a hacker or nation-state actor influence the result? Well, there’s good news and there’s bad news for election cyber security. The good news is that The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the FBI, in a joint statement, said they…


Cyber Security and the Future of Connected Devices

October 27th, 2020

Before I take you on a journey to the future of connected devices, let's briefly reflect on how we got where we are today. During my career, I'm fortunate to have been involved in many exciting technology and digital innovations. It's important to share some of these with you so you fully understand how amazing…


Protect Yourself at Work and Home to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Cyber Crime

October 15th, 2020

Cybersecurity is no longer simply a technology challenge. It’s a challenge for everyone who interacts with technology. The protection of work and personal life are no longer separated. They’ve become intertwined thanks to social networks, the Internet of Things, and unlimited connectivity. This means cybersecurity is no longer solely the responsibility of a company IT…