WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Thycotic, a provider of privileged account management (PAM) solutions for more than 7,500 organizations worldwide, today announced its Free Privileged Password Security Training Certification course - arming individuals with the baseline knowledge they need to better protect their network from devastating cyberattacks at no cost to them. With privileged accounts becoming the No. 1 target for attacks and maliciously used to extract large amounts of data from a network undetected, this new training course is essential to those looking to protect their privileged accounts.
"The entire goal of this training is to ensure that people understand exactly what a privileged account is and best practices for managing and securing them," said Steve Kahan, CMO at Thycotic. "With all the recent breaches happening from privileged accounts, learning about the security implications of unmanaged privileged accounts – both insider and external threats – can be monumental into protecting an organization from being breached."
The free course covers concepts such as IT layers, security hardening and defense in depth measures. The course can typically be completed in one hour and users can start and stop at any time. There is a private self-assessment quiz at the end that allows users to evaluate how well they have mastered the material. Grades are shown in private unless they decide to share it, but a passing grade on the self-assessment earns one CPE credit that individuals can use towards maintaining security certifications.
By taking the course, IT administrators and IT Security professionals can be armed with the knowledge to hold intelligent conversations both with their peers as well as their managers on improving their organization's IT security by protecting these critical and sensitive accounts. This information gives individuals best practices for password security for organizations and what that means for information assurance.
About Thycotic Thycotic prevents cyberattacks by securing passwords, protecting endpoints and controlling application access. Thycotic is one of the world's fastest growing IT security companies because we provide customers with the freedom to choose cloud or on premise software solutions that are the easiest to implement and use in the industry. Thycotic has grown to serve more than 7,500 customers.