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Back to the Basics: How do you define Privileged Access?

The Privileged Access Management Lifecycle and Path to Maturity Countless organizations are growing more and more concerned about the ever-evolving threat landscape of cyber-attacks, as they watch large well-known enterprise organizations falling victim to cyber-crime. Every year billions of records are stolen, identity theft increases, more credentials are abused and financial fraud is now … [Read more...]

The 6 Most Disturbing Data Breaches In 2018 So Far

You could argue that all cyber-attacks and data breaches are disturbing, and you wouldn’t be wrong. But all too often a cyber-incident comes along that hits a whole new level of intrusion or includes an unsettling component of cyber security neglect that causes us to raise our eyebrows higher than usual. These data breaches stood out to me as being particularly disturbing I’ve compiled a list of … [Read more...]

Cyber criminals don’t want to be found—a Privilege Detective using Thycotic’s free Least Privilege Discovery Tool

Cyber criminals don’t want to be found. They play a great game of hide and seek, and in many companies—no one is doing any seeking. Instead, they hope that their security perimeter is holding strong, typically relying on traditional cyber security controls that are usually outdated and, for most cyber criminals, easily bypassed using phishing emails and other scams that exploit the human. Work on … [Read more...]

The EU GDPR is now in effect. What has happened so far?

Finally, the time has come. May 25th 2018 is now in the past, and the EU GDPR has come into effect after a two-year transition period. The earth is still rotating, the internet still kind of works. So what has happened, and have any lessons been learned yet? EU GDPR and Data Privacy Email SPAM MONTH Well firstly, we all lived through “spam month” as EU GDPR and Privacy updates poured into our … [Read more...]

The EU GDPR is now in effect. What has happened so far?

Finally, the time has come. May 25th 2018 is now in the past, and the EU GDPR has come into effect after a two-year transition period. The earth is still rotating, the internet still kind of works. So what has happened, and have any lessons been learned yet? EU GDPR and Data Privacy Email SPAM MONTH Well firstly, we all lived through “spam month” as EU GDPR and Privacy updates poured into our … [Read more...]

Everything you need to know about NIST 800-53

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (simply referred to as NIST) sets the security standards, guidelines and recommended security controls for the Federal Information Systems and Organizations.  This extensive database of publications includes the FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards), SP (NIST Special Publications), NISTIR (NIST Internal Reports) and the ITL Bulletin … [Read more...]

Gartner: Privileged Access Management is the #1 Cyber Security Priority for 2018

A recent report from Gartner reveals the top IT Security Projects for 2018 with Privileged Access Management as #1, Application Control #4 and Protecting Endpoints #6. Before we get into why Privileged Access Management (PAM) is the #1 Cyber Security Priority in 2018, let’s take a quick look at what lead up to this change Senior executives are more involved in cyber security than ever before.  In … [Read more...]

Infosecurity Europe kicks off in London on June 5. Here’s how you’ll get the most out of it

It’s the beginning of June and that means one thing in the cyber security professional’s calendar: Infosecurity Europe is here. Infosecurity Europe  is one of the largest cyber security events in Europe with over 400 exhibitors gathering to show off the latest in cyber security defense (and also some offensive capabilities) to about 20,000 cyber security professionals. These professionals are … [Read more...]

Complexity kills. Simplicity succeeds: Why Thycotic beats CyberArk in new vendor evaluation

A new vendor evaluation analyst report from the UK-based Cyber Management Alliance, puts Thycotic’s Privileged Access Management solution—Secret Server—at the top of its Leaderboard, ahead of the traditional 800-pound gorilla in the PAM space, CyberArk. Based on an extensive evaluation list of criteria, the CM-Alliance makes very clear why Thycotic tops their preferred vendor list.  … [Read more...]

2018 Global State of Privileged Access Management Risk and Compliance: Part 1

Most companies are FALLING SHORT on compliance when it comes to privileged accounts! Thycotic’s research shows Privileged Access Management is a Top Risk and Compliance requirement, yet it’s significantly failing to be fully implemented meaning that most companies fall short on compliance for privileged access. The majority of organizations begin to implement Privileged Access Management … [Read more...]