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Change Your Password Day: How to breakup with your password

January 29th, 2019

Do you have that one great password that you love? It’s your go-to when creating a new account. You love it because it’s reliable and usually tied to a fond memory like the street you grew up on, or your childhood pet. Problem is, your favorite password is putting you at risk For many, that…


The Future of Passwords and Password Management in the Enterprise

January 1st, 2019

Passwords have been around for decades now, and they aren’t going away any time soon. And yet, password security best practices have been ignored by many. Too many people and companies are careless with password management, even though they know that a single password in the wrong hands can lead to disastrous consequences. Tempted to…


Back to the Basics: Service Account Management 101

November 8th, 2018

Service accounts don’t have to be a nightmare. Get in control now.  Service accounts are typically used in operating systems to execute applications or run programs, either in the context of system accounts (high privileged accounts without any password) or a specific user account, usually created manually or during software installation.  On Unix and Linux…


Why an Enterprise Password Manager is for Everyone from SMBs to Corporations

November 6th, 2018

A simple yet effective way of managing business passwords takes high priority on the wish-list of every organization, big and small. This is evidenced by the sheer volume of people searching Google for “business password manager” every day. But what may surprise you is that no matter the size of your business—you must go beyond…


Six Key Differences Between Password Management Tools and PAM

September 4th, 2018

In the past, Privilege Access Management (PAM) was accessible only to large enterprises with skilled IT teams. Feature-heavy PAM tools became more and more complex and expensive to manage. Meanwhile, security-conscious small and medium businesses were relegated to using password tools designed primarily for consumers. While consumer password tools provide a “password vault” to store…


Back to the Basics: The problem with forcing regular password expiry

August 21st, 2018

For many people and organizations around the world a single password is sometimes the only security control protecting their sensitive information, access to email and even their bank account. The traditional password best practice was to create a long, complex password that only you would know, and it protected one or two accounts; you likely…


Get Back to the Basics this World Password Day 2018

May 3rd, 2018

If you believe passwords will be killed off by biometrics, read this stat from a recent Cybersecurity Ventures report: “The world will need to secure over 300 billion passwords by 2020.” What happened to biometrics? Many visionaries declared that the release of Apple’s Face ID would call for the end of passwords as we know…


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,…


Cyber Security Responsibilities: Who owns your organization’s PAM Policy Template?

January 16th, 2018

Who is responsible for creating, implementing and overseeing your organization’s Privileged Account Management Policy template? And what is at risk if no individuals or departments are named to ensure that your users and systems are in compliance with your PAM Policy? Let’s get the easy part out of the way: if your organization has its…


Privileged Password 101: What exactly is it?

December 15th, 2017

As the total universe of passwords will likely grow to more than 300 billion by 2020, people and organizations across the world face a massively growing cyber security risk from hacked or compromised user and privileged accounts—sometimes a single password being the only security control preventing cyber criminals from gaining access to the victim’s sensitive…