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Cyber Incident Response Checklist and Plan: Are You Breach-Ready?

May 27th, 2021

It’s no longer rare to see cyber-attacks in the daily news. From ransomware to data breaches to DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, the incident is usually attributed to either cyber criminals or nation-states, and almost always comes from beyond our own country’s borders and laws. Because of this, we worry about clicking on a…


New Ransomware Model Presumes Honor Among Thieves

May 20th, 2021

Ransomware is now big business, part of a production line of organized cyber crime. Thanks to ransomware’s new “affiliate” model, not only are attacks increasing in frequency, but they’re also becoming more sophisticated, successful, and damaging. This new affiliate model is also known as Ransomware-as-a-Service Ransomware attacks have victimized multiple organizations including TV stations, airplane…


30-Day Update on ThycoticCentrify Integration and Major Accomplishments

May 17th, 2021

It’s amazing to think that it’s only been 30 days since the announcement of the intended merger of Centrify and Thycotic. We are excited to share that we officially started the process of integrating these two privileged access management (PAM) leaders, and have already accomplished a lot in this short period of time. We remain…


Key Takeaways from the 2021 Cyberthreat Defense Report

April 27th, 2021

The recently released Cyberthreat Defense Report (CDR) 2021 from CyberEdge Group is packed with information about the rapidly evolving cyber security universe in the wake of a global pandemic.  Now in its eighth year, the 2021 CDR assessed the views of 1,200 IT security professionals representing 17 countries and 19 industries. It is one of…


Introducing ThycoticCentrify: Integrating Two Identity Security Leaders

April 13th, 2021

By Art Gilliland and Jim Legg Today, we are pleased to share that Centrify and Thycotic have merged to become one. This follows on the previously-announced acquisitions of Centrify and Thycotic by TPG Capital. We are now able to embark on the process of integrating our businesses and solutions to better serve our customers and…


Privileged Identity Management (PIM) and Identity-Centric Security Controls

April 1st, 2021

The number of identities in the enterprise is exploding. Gaining control of identities related to people as well as machines is a challenge for many organizations. You need to know who your users are and what they do. If you experience a security incident, you must be able to reverse engineer who did what in…


Thycotic President and CEO, James Legg, Named Executive of the Year 

March 25th, 2021

Thycotic’s own James Legg has been named Executive of the Year in the Global Excellence Award's Security Software category for his leadership in the cybersecurity space. As President and CEO, Legg has spearheaded a culture of talent at Thycotic, cultivating the organization’s overall success and revenue growth rate averaging 3x faster than others in the…


Protecting IoT and Machine Identities (IDs) with Automated PAM Tools

March 11th, 2021

The most recent Forrester Wave for privileged identity management recognized that machine identities (IDs) are growing at twice the rate of human identities.  Much of this increase is due to the widespread adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and automation through digital transformation initiatives that rely on cloud-based applications. The proliferation of connected devices and…


Active Directory Security and Hardening: An Ethical Hacker’s Guide to Reducing AD Risks

February 23rd, 2021

Approx. reading time: 8-10mins  This blog is intended for: IT and System Admins IT Security IT Auditors Pen Testers Tech Geeks Anyone moving into a career in Cybersecurity Skip to most common Active Directory misconfigurations In this post, we’re going to focus on common cyber-attacks that target Active Directory (AD). Active Directory is deployed across…


SolarWinds Sunburst: One of the Biggest Cyber Attacks Targeting the Software Industry Supply Chain in History

January 25th, 2021

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…