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Just-in-Time Privileged Access Eliminates the Danger of Standing Privileges

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 … [Read more...]

8 Signs you’re outgrowing your PAM System and what to do next

Growth is a great problem to have. Suddenly you’re onboarding lots of people, launching products and signing off on new projects. It can also be stressful. Your company is looking to you to keep IT systems running smoothly and securely.  As your company grows, the security tools you’ve been using need to keep up with constant change.  With more work for everyone, automation becomes more … [Read more...]

SSH proxies vs. jump hosts—how to save time and spend less

Security practices are constantly evolving. What might have been considered a state-of-the-art approach ten or even five years ago is no longer defined as a best practice.     In the case of securing Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), PAM practices have followed this pattern of evolution. What was once a common way of securing RDP—jump hosts—is still a valid approach some companies prefer. However, … [Read more...]

Lower Risk of PowerShell Vulnerabilities with Privilege Management

PowerShell and other scripting tools are part of an IT professional’s arsenal. They are incredibly powerful, a force multiplier which allows you to automate important or frequently used tasks. The same traits that make these tools a boon for IT pros also make them valuable to malicious actors who can use them to exponentially increase their reach within an organization.   Allowing too many people … [Read more...]

Enterprise Password Management for Everyone from SMBs to Corporations: Everything You Need to Know

A simple yet effective business password management system takes high priority on the wish-list of every organization, big or small. This is evidenced by the sheer volume of people searching Google for “the best password protection” every day. But what may surprise you is that whether you’re attempting to manage passwords for a huge corporation, a medium sized business or a small team—you must go … [Read more...]

5 Spooky Privilege Security Mistakes that Will Haunt Your Organization

It’s a dark and stormy night. Suddenly your system locks up. Then you get a message, demanding online payment to release your sensitive data back to you. Unfortunately, this isn’t a Halloween prank. Ransomware is on the rise and organizations of all types are falling victim. Your risk of cyber-attack exponentially increases if you’ve made any of the mistakes below. The good news is that all these … [Read more...]

Ostriches, Zero Day Exploits, and the Elusive CyberSec Expert: Why SMBs Should Implement Cloud-Based PAM

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face a cyber security trifecta. Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting the most vulnerable businesses (not just the biggest fish). Sophisticated attackers quickly take advantage of newly revealed vulnerabilities. And, cyber security professionals are in short supply. Maybe SMBs aren’t aware that they can use the same types of security systems as larger … [Read more...]

Gartner says PAM a top cybersecurity priority. Thycotic makes robust PAM in the Cloud a reality.

With the recent introduction of Thycotic’s upgraded Secret Server Cloud offering, organizations worldwide now have a full-featured PAM as a service product they can choose to protect their “keys to the kingdom.” That’s because Secret Server Cloud now delivers all the features and capabilities of our Secret Server on-premise flagship product, available in three editions – Platinum, Professional and … [Read more...]

Complex Cyber Security Tools Aren’t Just Painful, They are Downright Dangerous

Securing your company is a big job. People are counting on you to stay one step ahead of cyber criminals and keep them safe. But, when the cyber security tools you rely on are too cumbersome to use, you can’t get your job done. We believe cyber solution providers have a responsibility to make your life as easy as possible. That means giving you everything you need to get started right away. And, … [Read more...]

Introducing Privileged Access Management that fits your Bandwidth, Budget and Small Business

Thycotic has just introduced Secret Server Vault—a privileged access management (PAM) solution specifically designed for small to medium size businesses and department-level teams. There are a several big reasons why Secret Server Vault makes sense for SMBs like yours. First and foremost, no matter the size of your business you need enterprise-grade PAM protection. That’s because privileged … [Read more...]