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2018 Global State of Privileged Access Management Risk and Compliance: Part 1

April 26th, 2018

Most companies are FALLING SHORT on compliance when it comes to privileged accounts! Thycotic’s research shows Privileged Access Management is a Top Risk and Compliance requirement, yet it’s significantly failing to be fully implemented meaning that most companies fall short on compliance for privileged access. The majority of organizations begin to implement Privileged Access Management…


Privileged Behavior Analytics Deep-Dive: Responsive Actions

February 27th, 2018

Privileged Behavior Analytics Recap Thycotic’s Privileged Behavior Analytics (PBA) software monitors user activity within Secret Server to detect anomalous behavior.  Once the user’s baseline activity is determined, deviations from that behavior can trigger alerts or warnings to notify security admins.  The software’s machine learning considers the time of day, IP address, user history, Secret importance,…


Secret Server and Privilege Manager 10.4: Six improvements mean more security in less time

January 25th, 2018

Thycotic is proud to announce the release of version 10.4 for Secret Server and Privilege Manager. Secret Server 1. Software Development Kit (SDK) One of the greatest problems in IT security today is the widespread use of embedded credentials—usually as part of a connection string, scripts and applications can contain usernames and passwords that they…


SSH Key Management: why you should never manage SSH keys manually

December 5th, 2017

Has your organization moved beyond simple user name and password schemes for accessing Unix and Linux systems by relying on SSH keys to allow access? If so, congratulations! You have greatly increased your overall security posture. However, if your organization is managing SSH keys manually, you have a long way to go before you can…


How one of the most well known cyber security organizations in the world benefited from privileged account management

September 26th, 2017

Any Privileged Account Management (PAM) solution that you purchase, whether it’s from Thycotic or elsewhere, is nothing more than a tool to help you secure your infrastructure.  That’s a key thing to remember, because as a tool it will not do the job for you, nor suddenly make your organization secure if you do not…


Passwords and Biometrics. Can they coexist, and should they?

August 23rd, 2017

The vision of a biometrics-led future for IT security is breathtaking, but is there a place in the future for passwords? Or are passwords ancient history? Passwords Need Better Management, Not Replacement Forget your passwords. They’re ancient history. That’s the message you’ll increasingly see if you keep up with the latest developments in security. But…


How Does Encryption Work? A Look at Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption

June 12th, 2017

Today we're talking about encryption, but not salting or hashing, even though the two are often associated with one another when storing things like passwords in a secure manner. They are actually very different, and this post focuses on encryption. A Quick Overview of Encryption Encryption is a method of turning data into a form…


Need an IAM Solution? Make Sure It Has the Right Foundation

April 19th, 2017

Guest column by SailPoint, the leader in enterprise identity management, brings the Power of Identity to customers around the world. As both an industry pioneer and market leader in identity governance, SailPoint delivers security, operational efficiency and compliance to enterprises with complex IT environments. In today’s highly distributed IT world, where organizations must secure a…


Integration Spotlight: Enhanced Security with Credentialed Vulnerability Assessments with Tenable

July 7th, 2016

Organizations today are only barely scratching the surface when it comes to vulnerability assessments with unauthenticated scans. Unauthenticated scans still leave many unknowns that leave your organization vulnerable to attack. Credentialed Vulnerability Assessments Made Easy We are excited to announce our partnership and integration between Nessus® Cloud and Nessus® Manager with Thycotic Secret Server. The…


vRA and vRO integration with Thycotic Secret Server

December 22nd, 2015

Guest blog post by Scott Norris. When working with vRA—formally vCAC and vRO—it is integration with third-party systems or devices that makes vRA and vRO so flexible. The magic sauce of this integration is vRealize Orchestrator (vRO). There are plugins available, and in cases where there is no suitable plugin, there are options available to…