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The Four Pillars of CASB: Visibility

Published: 12/04/2019

By Juan Lugo Product Marketing Manager at BitglassDue to the potential for data leakage in the cloud, the use of CASBs (cloud access security brokers) is needed in order to maintain visibility over data that has gone beyond the reach of on-premises tools. Activity LogsWhen it comes to sensitive d...

Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, Cloud Apps, and Cloud Security

Published: 11/21/2019

By Ben Rice VP Business Development at BitglassWhat you see in the title is what we covered in our latest webinar, but what part of it is really important? All of it? Some? Or is it all just marketing blather that can be ignored? The truth lies in the middle – we are all adopting more cloud in ou...

The Four Pillars of CASB: Threat Protection

Published: 11/18/2019

By Juan Lugo Product Marketing Manager at BitglassThreat protection is integral for defense against malware. Oftentimes, months go by without organizations realizing that they have been infected with malware – rather than addressing the problem after the fact, it is best to prevent the attack in ...

The Three Essential Requirements for Securing IaaS

Published: 09/23/2019

By Will Houcheime, BitglassIn today's cloud-first world, organizations have been utilizing infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to better benefit their operations. Using tools like AWS, GCP, or Azure allows organizations to focus on business growth, as well as gain flexibility, scalability, and cos...

The Four Pillars of CASB: Data Protection

Published: 09/16/2019

By Will Houcheime, Product Marketing Manager, BitglassIn this blog series, we discuss the key capabilities of cloud access security brokers (CASBs), and why organizations are turning to them as they migrate to the cloud. One of the four pillars of CASBs is data protection, which focuses on securi...

What is a CASB and How Do You Even Say It?

Published: 06/26/2019

Caleb Mast, Regional Sales Director, Bitglass These are some of the questions that I asked as I went through the recruiting process with Bitglass. My goal was to understand the product completely before going out and pitching it to prospective clients. So, what exactly is a Cloud Access S...

Financial Services: Counting on CASBs

Published: 05/20/2019

By Will Houcheime, Product Marketing Manager, Bitglass Financial institutions handle a great deal of sensitive data and are highly conscientious of where they store and process it. Nevertheless, they are aware of the many benefits that they can gain by using cloud applications. In order to em...

"Collection #1" Data Breach

Published: 05/15/2019

By Paul Sullivan, Software Engineer, Bitglass News of the 773 million email data breach that Troy Hunt announced for Have I Been Pwned certainly got a lot of coverage a few months ago. Now that the dust has settled, let’s cut through some of the hype and see what this really means for en...

The Many Benefits of a Cloud Access Security Broker

Published: 04/19/2019

By Will Houcheime, Product Marketing Manager, Bitglass Today, organizations are finding that storing and processing their data in the cloud brings countless benefits. However, without the right tools (such as cloud access security brokers (CASBs), they can put themselves at risk. Organiza...

Prying Eyes Inside the Enterprise: Bitglass' Insider Threat Report

Published: 04/12/2019

By Jacob Serpa, Product Marketing Manager, Bitglass When words like cyberattack are used, they typically conjure up images of malicious, external threats. While hackers, malware, and other outside entities pose a risk to enterprise security, they are not the only threats that need to be r...

Education: A Cloud Security Investigation (CSI)

Published: 03/05/2019

By Will Houcheime, Product Marketing Manager, Bitglass Cloud computing is now widely used in higher education. It has become an indispensable tool for both the institutions themselves and their students. This is mainly because cloud applications, such as such as G Suite and Microsoft Offi...

Bitglass Security Spotlight: DoD, Facebook & NASA

Published: 02/25/2019

By Will Houcheime, Product Marketing Manager, Bitglass Here are the top cybersecurity stories of recent weeks:  —Cybersecurity vulnerabilities found in US missile system—Facebook shares private user data with Amazon, Netflix, and Spotify—Personal information of NASA employees exposed—C...

Rocks, Pebbles, Shadow IT

Published: 02/19/2019

By Rich Campagna, Chief Marketing Officer, Bitglass Way back in 2013/14, Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) were first deployed to identify Shadow IT, or unsanctioned cloud applications. At the time, the prevailing mindset amongst security professionals was that cloud was bad, and discove...

Keeping Your Boat Afloat with a Cloud Access Security Broker

Published: 12/07/2018

By Prasidh Srikanth, Senior Product Manager, Bitglass If you were on a sinking ship that was full of holes of various sizes, which ones would you patch first? Probably the big ones. Now, consider this: As an enterprise, you’ve been successfully sailing and securing your corporate data on premise...

Bitglass Security Spotlight: US Government Breaches Abound

Published: 11/30/2018

By Jacob Serpa, Product Manager, Bitglass Here are the top cybersecurity headlines of recent weeks: —Healthcare.gov breached —US weapons systems contain cybersecurity gaps —Over 35 million US voter records for sale —National Guard faces ransomware attack Healthcare.gov breached 75,000 people...

Fixing Your Mis-Deployed NGFW

Published: 11/23/2018

By Rich Campagna, Chief Marketing Officer, Bitglass The Firewall/Next-Gen Firewall has been the cornerstone of information security strategy for decades now. The thing is, changes in network traffic patterns have resulted in most firewalls protecting a smaller and smaller percentage of enterpris...

Seven Reasons Why Proxy-based CASBs Are Required for Office 365

Published: 11/08/2018

By Rich Campagna, Chief Marketing Officer, Bitglass A competing CASB vendor blogged recently on why proxy-based Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) shouldn't be used for Office 365. The post cites "7 reasons," all of which are variations of just one reason: their CASB breaks each time Microso...

POC the CASB

Published: 10/29/2018

By Rich Campagna, Chief Marketing Officer, Bitglass The Cloud Access Security Broker, or CASB, space has quickly made its way to the mainstream, with organizations of every size and every industry deploying CASBs whenever their data moves beyond the firewall. While ready for primetime and widely ...

EU GDPR vs US: What Is Personal Data?

Published: 08/20/2018

  By Rich Campagna, Chief Marketing Officer, Bitglass May 25, 2018—GDPR enforcement day,—has come and gone with little fan fare (and about 6 quadrillion privacy policy updates), but that doesn't mean we all know what to do to get into compliance. In fact, some measures put only one third of org...

What Is a CASB?

Published: 07/16/2018

By Dylan Press, Director of Marketing, Avanan Email is the #1 attack vector. Cloud Account Takeover is the #1 attack target. A CASB is the best way to protect against these threats. Gartner first defined the term Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) in 2011, when most IT applications were hoste...

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