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Rising to the Modern PAM Challenge

What drives change in the security space? Either a significant shift in the business environment disrupts how people work, or technology advancements impact the attack surface. Today, security teams are facing both challenges. Remote work is here to stay. No company that I’ve talked with has plans to bring the full workforce back to the office any time soon, if ever. Meanwhile, users are … [Read more...]

Role-Based Access Control for a Complex Enterprise

What is role-based access control (RBAC)? Role-based access control, or RBAC, is the antidote to piecemeal user and permission management. RBAC provides a mechanism for system administrators to set policies and apply them as appropriate. A core tenet of RBAC is to preemptively set rules which apply to all users, rather than making on-the-fly decisions about who should be able to access what. It … [Read more...]

Privilege Manager 10.8: Simplifying endpoint privilege management through usable security

A powerful new interface and additional enhancements make Privilege Manager 10.8 an important release to ensure usable security.  Privilege Manager is the most comprehensive endpoint privilege elevation and application control solution, capable of supporting enterprises and fast-growing organizations at cloud scale. Over the past year, our product teams and UX and human-computer interaction team … [Read more...]

Thycotic named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management

Thycotic is proud to announce that we have been named a Leader in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management (PAM).  Based on our ability to execute and completeness of vision, Thycotic has been positioned as a Leader in the new Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for PAM. This marks a major milestone in our growth as a company and in the recognition … [Read more...]

Secret Server Product Update: Enhancements for the New Reality of Cloud and Remote Work

The modern IT environment is diverse and constantly changing. In the always-on, Internet-connected global marketplace, traditional perimeters are disappearing as most organizations rely more and more on cloud-based applications to conduct business. Now, you can simplify management of an IT environment that includes multiple cloud instances, remote workers, and 3rd-party contractors It’s … [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...]

Privileged Access Management Expertise Boosts Your Cyber Security Career

Shortage of cyber talent is a top concern for 63% of senior executives, according to a recent Gartner survey. The number of unfilled cyber security positions is over four million, up from 2.9 million last year, says the latest (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study. This includes 561,000 in North America, 291,000 in Europe, and a staggering 2.6 million gap in APAC. If you’re an IT pro with … [Read more...]

Just-in-Time Privileged Access Eliminates the Danger of Standing Privileges

Granting users standing access to privileged resources violates the principle of least privilege and introduces significant risk. With undifferentiated access, users can (and do) take unauthorized actions because they’re given TOTAL control of a resource. They could give a password to another person, who could then access a resource without appearing in an audit trail. They could access critical … [Read more...]

How can you prevent insider threats when none of your insiders are actually “inside”?

Security teams can be so focused on blocking cyber attacks from outside that they turn a blind eye to potential threats within their own organizations. In fact, 34% of all breaches are caused by insider threats. Insider threats are uniquely difficult to defend against because insiders inherently require an elevated level of trust and access to get their jobs done. For example, system … [Read more...]

Thycotic named leader in new KuppingerCole Leadership Compass

Why innovation has become so important to Privileged Access Management As noted in the 2020 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass, Privileged Access Management (PAM) is one of the fastest growing areas of cyber security today. Forty PAM vendors now compete for annual revenues that will total $2.2 billion this year and will more than double to $5.4 billion by 2025. Analyst Paul Fisher, author of the … [Read more...]