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The Password Spreadsheet: Why NOT to store your passwords in Excel

October 14th, 2021

Is your organization still using an Excel password spreadsheet to store and manage sensitive passwords—the keys to your kingdom? You’re not alone. But storing privileged account passwords and credentials in an Excel spreadsheet poses a serious security risk. Excel was never intended to be a password manager, so there’s no chance it’s ever going to…


What Small Businesses Need to Know About Cyber Security and Password Management

September 7th, 2021

Small to medium businesses (SMBs) made tough choices this past year to keep their business running. Staff scattered to work from home—unexpectedly—and SMBs had to quickly enable them with tools and support to stay connected. Many small companies were forced to sacrifice cyber security best practices in favor of business productivity, increasing their risk of…


Approval Workflows and Notifications for Busy People

August 31st, 2021

Maybe it's happened to you. You deleted a service account because it didn’t seem like any processes were tied to it. And then something broke. Privilege management mistakes happen—but they don’t have to. Setting up an end-to-end workflow for privileged account governance decreases the risk of mistakenly pulling the plug on an important process. The…


Six Questions Secret Server Answers in the Latest Updates

August 17th, 2021

You asked and we answered. We’ve been listening to questions Secret Server customers ask and working hard to make the industry’s top PAM solution even better. We’re excited to share a batch of updates to Secret Server that address your top concerns. 1. Is it possible to get rid of secrets and related data after…


Give Your Cyber Security Career a Boost

August 3rd, 2021

While the shortage of qualified cyber security professionals continues to grow exponentially and ransomware attacks grab international headlines, many mid-career IT professionals with cyber security job experience are evaluating their options. Maybe a year of working remotely has given you pause to think about your career goals and take some time to learn new skills.…


How to Vacation Safely, Without Increasing Your Cyber Security Risk

July 6th, 2021

The combination of pandemic lockdowns and remote work has led to a stockpile of unspent PTO. With vaccination rates increasing and travel restrictions lifting, people are starting to use their vacation days in droves. But that doesn’t mean hackers -- or their bots -- are taking time off.  (Side note: Criminal hackers really should take time off. They’ve been working…


Azure Sentinel Now Integrates with Secret Server for Better Visibility and Faster Incidence Response

May 25th, 2021

Complex, dynamic organizations often have dozens of platforms to manage, each monitoring a different aspect of the security stack. Many Microsoft shops use Azure Sentinel as the single source of truth for security logging. Sentinel aggregates data from multiple security solutions and automates much of the noise away so that security teams can focus on…


Cloud Discovery: Find and Keep Track of Cloud Privileged Accounts

May 11th, 2021

One of the main advantages of using a cloud platform like AWS is that you don’t need to worry about maintenance and upgrades. Yet, cloud partnerships don’t absolve you of protecting sensitive information and processes. When you consider that Forrester Research found that 93% of enterprises are storing sensitive data in the cloud, you can…


Privileged Access Management Analytics: Make Your Data Work for You

May 4th, 2021

When time is a resource you don’t have — you must make your data work for you. IT teams face an ever-evolving and expanding environment compounded by a shifting remote workforce, increase in BYOD policies, expansion of the attack surface, and pivot towards the cloud. Users and endpoints have left the office and are now…


Stronger Secrets Management in the Latest Version of Secret Server

April 15th, 2021

Secrets management requires broader and deeper security controls than traditional enterprise PAM. The latest release of Thycotic Secret Server provides stronger secrets management than ever before. Usability, workflow, and reporting enhancements to Secret Server save you time and strengthen your attack surface. Remove roadblocks in the approval workflow  Secret Server’s approval workflows increase visibility and…