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Actions CISOs Must Take to Overcome Negative Perceptions

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) shoulder tremendous responsibility. They’re ultimately responsible for their company’s cyber security posture. At the same time, the security decisions they make also impact core business metrics such as productivity, cost savings, revenue growth, and brand perception. The world of today’s CISOs is a balancing act. On one hand, they are “enforcers” of … [Read more...]

How the just-released Forrester Wave PIM Q4 2018 Report can help you find the right PAM vendor

As awareness about the importance of Privileged Access Management (PAM) and Privileged Identity Management (PIM) increases, (Gartner called it a top priority for cyber security in 2019), executives, IT security and operations teams are evaluating multiple options when selecting a PAM or PIM solution that would be best for their organizations. That means independent analysis becomes very important … [Read more...]

Up, up and to the Clouds: Cloud Computing 101

The cloud has always been this mysterious place—many companies embraced it and put everything they could into the cloud, while others watched cautiously from a distance, wondering whether they should do the same. Before taking you on the journey to the cloud, let’s answer the question “What is the cloud, exactly?” Clearly, it’s been a source of confusion. In fact, many still point up when they use … [Read more...]

How to kick start your least privilege strategy as we begin 2019

As we open 2019, we are expecting the issue of least privilege cybersecurity to become a priority for companies across the spectrum. One of the big reasons, of course, is that 80 percent of breaches today involve the compromise of IT and business user credentials including usernames and passwords.  To combat the exploitation of compromised accounts, organizations increasingly recognize how … [Read more...]

The Future of Passwords and Password Management in the Enterprise

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 keep your head in the sand and hope for the best? This is your … [Read more...]

Top 5 Top Cyber Security Predictions for 2019

Cyber security was a major topic in 2018 as the compromise of elections and voting machines was at the top of everyone’s minds. Given the critical impact of the midterm elections on future governance, election security is a major concern. It’s especially concerning after it was demonstrated at DEF CON how voting machines could be hacked in two minutes, and even young children had … [Read more...]

See Where You Place in the PAM Maturity Model

Many companies aren’t sure how to begin their PAM implementation or which security activities have the most impact on their goals. To help you stay on course, Thycotic has developed the first PAM Maturity Model, based on industry best practices that systematically lower privileged account risk, increase business agility and improve operational efficiency. The model gives you a strategic road map … [Read more...]

Least Privilege Uncovered

Organizations around the world are challenged by an ever-growing cyber threat landscape and are experiencing serious cyber fatigue. Their employees are dealing with constant information overload about cyber attacks, ransomware, identity theft and phishing scams. Employees are exposed to risky behavior For years, employees across all departments in most organizations have habitually practiced risky … [Read more...]

Back to the Basics: Service Account Management 101

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 they are often known as init or inetd, … [Read more...]

Thycotic’s Strategic Alliance program means Privileged Access Management Security for everyone

Privileged Access Management is an important and vital security solution that helps protect one of the most important assets in an organization.  Software vendors can simply enable and empower their solutions by integrating into the world’s most popular, friendly, easy-to-use and most valuable Privileged Access Management solution available. Organizations and governments around the world have … [Read more...]