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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…


Privileged Password Management 101: What exactly is PPM?

October 5th, 2021

Let’s reduce password pain and move passwords into the background Passwords remain one of the top challenges and causes of cyber fatigue for employees. As we move more of our business and lives online this means the number of credentials needed to protect our identities continues to grow. Unfortunately, a single password is sometimes the…


Interview: PAM Product Q&A with Richard Wang

September 28th, 2021

It takes a village to develop ThycoticCentrify’s industry-leading Privileged Access Management solutions. I spoke with Richard Wang, Senior Director of Product Management at ThycoticCentrify to discuss what it’s like to lead the product team, how we develop our product roadmap, and advice for those starting and continuing along their PAM journey. Sara: Hi Richard, thank…


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…


Privilege Elevation for Workstations and Servers

July 13th, 2021

“Start with the end in mind.” That’s how people tell you to face a challenge. While that’s true, the end can sometimes look so far away you feel overwhelmed before you even begin. When that happens, the best thing to do is set small, attainable goals along the way. You can use the same strategy…


Secrets Management, Reporting, and Encryption for Effective DevSecOps

May 18th, 2021

As more enterprises adopt DevSecOps, success stories keep piling up. The latest comes from CyberEdge Group in its 2021 Cyberthreat Defense Report. According to their survey of DevSecOps organizations: 45.8% deploy applications more quickly 47.2% deploy updates more quickly 38.5% reduce costs 38.3% reduce app security vulnerabilities What secrets do these organizations know that others…


Key Takeaways from the 2021 Cyberthreat Defense Report

April 27th, 2021

The recently released Cyberthreat Defense Report (CDR) 2021 from CyberEdge Group is packed with information about the rapidly evolving cyber security universe in the wake of a global pandemic.  Now in its eighth year, the 2021 CDR assessed the views of 1,200 IT security professionals representing 17 countries and 19 industries. It is one of…


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 Your Secrets Management System Keep a Secret?

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,…


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…