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Just-in-Time Privileged Access Eliminates the Danger of Standing Privileges

June 23rd, 2020

Granting users standing access to privileged resources violates the principle of least privilege and introduces significant risk. With undifferentiated access, users can (and do) take unauthorized actions because they’re given TOTAL control of a resource. They could give a password to another person, who could then access a resource without appearing in an audit trail. They could access critical resources…


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…


Application Control Strategies Help You Prepare for the Unknown

June 9th, 2020

One of the most significant challenges today within endpoint security via application control is the sometimes tedious task of application categorization to create whitelists, blacklists, and greylists. What is application control? Application control allows you to proactively manage and monitor all the applications running on your endpoints with policy-driven controls. Application control can be executed…


Usable Security and the Next Iteration of Privilege Manager

March 24th, 2020

We focus on usable security. Here’s what that means for the next iteration of Privilege Manager It’s no secret that Thycotic is the usable security leader in the Privileged Access Management space. In the past year our UX team has been working on the entire product line to modernize and simplify the products’ experience. One…


Behind the Scenes: Endpoint Protection in the Cloud

April 16th, 2019

The cloud has certainly been a game changer, driving innovation and growth.  Companies that adopted cloud services experienced a 20.7% average improvement in time to market, 18.8% average increase in process efficiency and a 15% reduction in IT spending. Together, these benefits led to a 19.6% increase in company growth. These savings and benefits, among…


How to kick start your least privilege strategy

January 15th, 2019

The matter of least privilege cybersecurity has become a priority for companies across the spectrum. One of the big reasons, of course, is that 80 percent of breaches today involve the compromise of IT and business user credentials including usernames and passwords.  To combat the exploitation of compromised accounts, organizations increasingly recognize how important it…


Lower Risk of PowerShell Vulnerabilities with Privilege Management

November 28th, 2018

PowerShell and other scripting tools are part of an IT professional’s arsenal. They are incredibly powerful, a force multiplier which allows you to automate important or frequently used tasks. The same traits that make these tools a boon for IT pros also make them valuable to malicious actors who can use them to exponentially increase their…


Together Thycotic & IBM Deliver Next-Generation Privileged Access Management

November 27th, 2018

Did you hear the news? We’ve entered into an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement with IBM Security! This partnership comes with an increased need for organizations to secure privileged accounts that are connected to just about every device on the network. Breaches through privileged accounts are on the rise. Now more than ever, organizations need…


What is Least Privilege? Why you need it and how to get started

November 20th, 2018

Updated April 14, 2020 Implementing least privilege means granting only the minimum permissions required by an end-user, application, service, task or system to perform the jobs they have been assigned. Least privilege is intended to prevent “over-privileged access” by users, applications, or services to help reduce the risk of exploitation without impacting productivity or involving…


5 Spooky Privilege Security Mistakes that Will Haunt Your Organization

October 30th, 2018

It’s a dark and stormy night. Suddenly your system locks up. Then you get a message, demanding online payment to release your sensitive data back to you. Unfortunately, this isn’t a Halloween prank. Ransomware is on the rise and organizations of all types are falling victim. Your risk of cyber-attack exponentially increases if you’ve made…