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Bring to Light the Security Risks of Web Applications run by Shadow IT

September 29th, 2020

A quiet proliferation of SaaS and web applications and infrastructure with web-based interfaces is taking place throughout your organization. These applications are often essential to business, financial, and technical users. Yet, security and operations folks who are tasked with safeguarding your entire IT environment are likely unaware of the breadth of applications in use. Even…


Role-Based Access Control for a Complex Enterprise

September 1st, 2020

What is role-based access control (RBAC)? Role-based access control, or RBAC, is the antidote to piecemeal user and permission management. RBAC provides a mechanism for system administrators to set policies and apply them as appropriate. A core tenet of RBAC is to preemptively set rules which apply to all users, rather than making on-the-fly decisions…


Privilege Manager 10.8: Simplifying endpoint privilege management through usable security

August 25th, 2020

A powerful new interface and additional enhancements make Privilege Manager 10.8 an important release to ensure usable security. Privilege Manager is the most comprehensive endpoint privilege elevation and application control solution, capable of supporting enterprises and fast-growing organizations at cloud scale. Over the past year, our product teams and UX and human-computer interaction team 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…


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 allowlists, denylists, and restrictlist. 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…