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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…


Taking the Anxiety out of Service Account Management

November 14th, 2017

“Service Account Management” is a deceptively simple term for a process that can be full of uncertainty and justifiable fears. Service Accounts can be the Active Directory accounts attached to your Windows Services, Scheduled Tasks, Application Pools, and more mission critical services that keep your organization operating and in business. The mere thought of having…


Let’s Play a Game of Password “Fact or Fiction”

October 26th, 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. Author: Darren Rolls With so much confusion and false advice around password security,…


How to Crack an Active Directory Password in 5 Minutes or Less

October 12th, 2017

Guest column by Semperis. Author: Noa Arias, Director of Marketing at Semperis The massive Equifax data breach compromised sensitive information for roughly 143MM people and is a sobering reminder that security flaws still exist in most organizations. The fact is that most enterprises use Active Directory as the cornerstone of their IT systems and, while AD can…


Cyber Security Awareness Month: 6 Simple Steps to Online Safety

October 3rd, 2017

Why do we continue to see so many cyber breaches in spite of our heightened awareness?  When we examine why many of the breaches in recent years have occurred, we can identify three major culprits: the Human Factor, Identities and Credentials, and Vulnerabilities. As a digital social society we are sharing more information publicly, causing…