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Can you keep a secret? Your secrets management system can

There are many different types of secrets in a digital enterprise. Secrets management requires broader and deeper security controls than traditional enterprise password management. It requires a coordinated process for managing all types of secrets in a centralized way to ensure systems and data remain secure. Secrets management keeps all secrets safe, prevents secret sprawl, and ensures systems … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Consider this when switching to an IT Managed Service Provider (MSP)

There’s a significant challenge facing organizations of all sizes today. They must find and retain IT staff with yesterday’s IT expertise while also becoming subject matter experts (SMEs) on tomorrow’s technology. The increasing trend is for organizations of all sizes to shift some or all of their IT staff to an outsourced provider. These teams, from IT operations to developers, … [Read more...]

Cyber Security Trends and Predictions for 2021, and Reflections on 2020

Well, 2020 was surely a year to remember—or one that most of us will want to forget.  No one could have predicted the turn it would take, and some are still trying to decide what to do with all the toilet paper they bought (which at some point was possibly one of the highest valued assets people owned second to bitcoin.) The year was likely a gap year for most kids and university students.  The … [Read more...]

The paradigm of effective database security is drastically changing

The transition to cloud computing revolutionizes information technology and the delivery, management, and securing of data. Organizations are rapidly adopting cloud computing, but the evolution is ongoing, with many organizations keeping their mission-critical applications on site. There is one common concern in all organizations: security While migration to the cloud may be a cost-effective … [Read more...]