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Protect Yourself at Work and Home to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Cyber Crime

Cybersecurity is no longer simply a technology challenge. It’s a challenge for everyone who interacts with technology. The protection of work and personal life are no longer separated. They’ve become intertwined thanks to social networks, the Internet of Things, and unlimited connectivity. This means cybersecurity is no longer solely the responsibility of a company IT department, but the … [Read more...]

How do you make cyber security tech buying decisions? Here’s what your peers say.

Commissioned by Thycotic, a research survey was conducted among more than 900 CISOs/Senior IT decision-makers across nine countries in August 2020. The report of survey results takes a close look at how IT and security professionals make technology buying decisions, and what most influences Boards to invest in cybersecurity. The new report, entitled, Cyber Security Team’s Guide to Technology … [Read more...]

National Cyber Security Awareness Month: If you connect it, protect it

Can you spot the red flags of a cyber crime? What behaviors do cyber criminals love to abuse? Here’s how to avoid being the next victim! Cyber security is no longer just a technology challenge. It’s a challenge for everybody who uses and interacts with technology daily. The protection and security of both your work and personal life are no longer separate—they have been … [Read more...]

The Impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act on Privileged Access Management

Consumers are demanding greater control and security over the collection and processing of their personal data. A bevy of privacy laws are rolling out across the world and multiple U.S. states, driving changes in data governance and security practices. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has the broadest impact of any U.S. state or federal privacy law, as it directly impacts 40 million … [Read more...]

PAM cloud security is different. Let me explain why

The 2020 Verizon Data Breach and Incident Report (DBIR) published in May gives a clear indication of where privileged access management (PAM) security is going these days. And the forecast is for cloudy skies ahead.  That’s because: 77% of cloud breaches are due to compromised credentials Attacks on web applications more than doubled in 2019 With credentials as the overwhelmingly preferred attack … [Read more...]

EU GDPR two years in: What’s happened so far, and what’s in store for the future?

On May 25th, 2020 EU GDPR was 2 years old and it passed with little noise.  I guess that everyone’s been distracted by other events such as the COVID-19 Pandemic which has put the world on pause for the time being, and that includes EU GDPR. EU GDPR has raised the bar for digital rights, sovereignty, privacy, and security around how EU Citizens’ data is collected and processed.  Personal … [Read more...]

The Twitter Hack and the Failure to Protect Privileged Access

Twitter. The biggest social media hack so far, and it could have been much, much worse! We all should be very worried. Could a tweet start a war, change the outcome of an election, cause a riot, or even get people to send money (bitcoin) to unverified BTC wallets? On Wednesday 15 July, we experienced a tweetstorm, but this time it was not the usual suspects. This time several of Twitter’s most … [Read more...]

IAM: The Future of Identities and How We’ll Get There

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is the ability to provision, manage, audit and secure digital identities to facilitate and enable approved, authentic requests or connections to view company data, services, systems, networks, and assets. This applies whether they are located on premise or in the cloud, based on roles and privileges assigned to each digital identity, both human and … [Read more...]

5 Top Takeaways from the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2020

The latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2020 is now publicly available to download or read online. As one of the industry’s top cyber security reports, the 13th Edition of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (VDBIR) is one of our leading indicators of what causes security incidents and why data breaches occur.  With researchers analyzing 157,525 incidents and 3,950 confirmed … [Read more...]

5 Most Popular Password Cracking Tools: Protect Your Enterprise

Passwords. How on earth did we get here?  They’ve been around for so many years and yet there’s still so much to be said about them. In most organizations passwords are what make the difference between keeping cyber criminals out—and falling victim to a cyber-attack. And for the multitude of applications, systems and infrastructure of so many organizations, the only security control … [Read more...]