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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…


Privileged Identity Management (PIM) and Identity-Centric Security Controls

April 1st, 2021

The number of identities in the enterprise is exploding. Gaining control of identities related to people as well as machines is a challenge for many organizations. You need to know who your users are and what they do. If you experience a security incident, you must be able to reverse engineer who did what in…


Beyond Password Managers

March 16th, 2021

Passwords should be complex. Password management should be easy. Consumer password managers are popular solutions for personal password storage. These digital password vaults make it possible for people to have complex passwords for each website and application they use and help them avoid bad habits like writing passwords down or using the same password for…


Can You Keep a Secret? Your Secrets Management System Can

March 4th, 2021

There are many different types of secrets in a digital enterprise. Secrets management requires broader and deeper security controls than traditional enterprise password management. It requires a coordinated process for managing all types of secrets in a centralized way to ensure systems and data remain secure. Secrets management keeps all secrets safe, prevents secret sprawl,…


What to Expect When Working with Thycotic Professional Services

January 12th, 2021

Thycotic customers come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of experience. Some are new to PAM. Perhaps they recently inherited the program. Or maybe they’re building a PAM strategy from scratch. Our pro services team supports them at every stage of their journey. Some want more hands-on control. They prefer writing their own scripts, building…


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…


Every system is a privileged system: Incorporating Unix/Linux in your privilege management strategy

November 24th, 2020

Lately we’ve been banging the drum that “every user is a privileged user,” meaning privileged users aren’t limited to system administrators but also include business users with access to applications and endpoints linked to critical business data and functions. The second verse to that refrain is that “every system is a privileged system.” Within your IT environment,…


How to Remove Admin Rights Without Reducing Productivity

November 20th, 2020

This is a guide to the risks associated with admin rights and over-privileged users, and how to remove admin rights in order to reduce those risks.  There are many options for removing administrator rights, however you must always consider business operation—removing admin rights should never jeopardize productivity.  Why do organizations use admin rights in the…


How to Expedite Discovery of Service Accounts for Onboarding into Service Account Governance

November 17th, 2020

Service accounts, by their nature, can take on a life of their own. They’re rarely tied to a human owner if managed at all, so service account sprawl takes over and organizations’ privileged account attack surfaces can expand almost beyond measure. And with almost all medium to large organizations unable to pull service accounts into…


Ensuring Database Security in the DevOps Pipeline with Dynamic Secrets

November 10th, 2020

The traditional “vault-and-forward” method for secrets management means a user or application authenticates to the vault and then gets access to the secrets they need. The fundamental problem is once those secrets are out of the vault, it is extremely difficult to ensure their safety. In the case of an application, the ways Secrets can…