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Enterprise trends that will define PAM success in 2021

The landscape of privileged accounts is becoming increasingly complex as organizations add new applications and change working styles in an ongoing COVID-19 world. Meanwhile, cyber criminals are only getting smarter. If you wait too long to plug your security gaps there’s a good chance they’ll find a way to exploit them. Forrester’s most recent Privileged Identity Management Wave lays out the top … [Read more...]

Human error and implications in information security

Technologists, engineers, and future-focused organizations tout automation as the answer to consistency, reliability, and quality. Automation takes basic tasks out of human hands, freeing up human resources to focus on research, strategy, and planning. Even more, automated systems and services can work tirelessly around the clock. ITOps, DevOps, and SecOps leaders and architects are incredibly … [Read more...]

Enterprise Endpoint Management is a must when all users are privileged users

A newly released eBook, The Definitive Guide to Endpoint Privilege Management (EPM), makes a strong case for why vulnerable endpoints must be secured from the perspective that all users are privileged users. In the guide’s Foreword, I emphasize that user identity has become the new “perimeter” of cyber security. That’s because a single compromised credential on a home desktop, laptop, or mobile … [Read more...]

SolarWinds Sunburst: One of the biggest cyber attacks targeting the software industry supply chain in history

Over the past weeks, we’ve learned more about one of the biggest cyber attack on the software industry supply chain.  This attack is a wake-up call for the software industry. It’s a true “mass indiscriminate global assault” as quoted by Brad Smith whom I regard as one of the most respected software leaders. His words during the CES technology trade show keynote should not be taken casually.  … [Read more...]

Thycotic Named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Privileged Access Management for Large Enterprise, Finance, and North America

The Thycotic team is excited to announce that we have been recognized as a Customers’ Choice in the January 2021 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Privileged Access Management Markets Large Enterprise, Finance, and North America. Our team at Thycotic takes great pride in this distinction, as customer feedback continues to shape our products and services. The Gartner Peer Insights … [Read more...]

Top 5 Hacking and Cyber Security Books of 2020

Continuous learning is a top priority for me.  It’s critical to stay updated on the latest cyber security methods, technologies, strategies, and developments. 2020 brought the opportunity for us to indulge in some additional reading and learn new skills from incredible industry experts. From a young age, I struggled reading the likes of Shakespeare and was more interested in the … [Read more...]

What to expect when working with Thycotic Professional Services

Thycotic customers come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of experience. Some are new to PAM. Perhaps they recently inherited the program. Or maybe they’re building a PAM strategy from scratch. Our pro services team supports them at every stage of their journey. Some want more hands-on control. They prefer writing their own scripts, building custom reports, and setting up their own architecture. … [Read more...]

How Recent Analyst Research can Help You Find the Right PAM Vendor

According to recent technology buying decision research sponsored by Thycotic, a significant number of executives, IT security and operations teams look primarily to the advice of independent analysts when evaluating a PAM or PIM solution that would work best for their organizations. That means independent analysis becomes very important in identifying vendors that belong on your short list for … [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...]

What does world-class Identity Governance look like?

Identity governance is a critical foundational practice required to secure and manage privilege and access across the enterprise. Organizations are required to demonstrate an enterprise identity governance program that complies with nearly every significant compliance audit for almost every industry. Identity governance programs are typically deployed as part of the security stack that includes … [Read more...]