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Industry Insights
Securing data and maintaining compliance in ServiceNow
Published: 01/27/2020

By Neeraj Nayak, Senior Manager, CipherCloud2019 was one of the worst and shocking years in cybersecurity. Worst because of the scale of data exposure - 5183 breaches, exposing 7.9 billion records in just the first nine months of 2019 [1]. Shocking because of the post-mortem reports - most of the...

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 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, BitglassThese 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 Security B...

Financial Services: Counting on CASBs
Published: 05/20/2019

By Will Houcheime, Product Marketing Manager, BitglassFinancial 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 embrace...

"Collection #1" Data Breach
Published: 05/15/2019

By Paul Sullivan, Software Engineer, BitglassNews 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 enterprise ...

The Many Benefits of a Cloud Access Security Broker
Published: 04/19/2019

By Will Houcheime, Product Marketing Manager, BitglassToday, 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. Organizations’ IT...

Prying Eyes Inside the Enterprise: Bitglass' Insider Threat Report
Published: 04/12/2019

By Jacob Serpa, Product Marketing Manager, BitglassWhen 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 remediated...

Education: A Cloud Security Investigation (CSI)
Published: 03/05/2019

By Will Houcheime, Product Marketing Manager, BitglassCloud 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 Office 365, c...

Bitglass Security Spotlight: DoD, Facebook & NASA
Published: 02/25/2019

By Will Houcheime, Product Marketing Manager, BitglassHere 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—Chinese nation...

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 discovering ...

Keeping Your Boat Afloat with a Cloud Access Security Broker
Published: 12/07/2018

By Prasidh Srikanth, Senior Product Manager, BitglassIf 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 premises ...

Bitglass Security Spotlight: US Government Breaches Abound
Published: 11/30/2018

By Jacob Serpa, Product Manager, BitglassHere 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 had...

Fixing Your Mis-Deployed NGFW
Published: 11/23/2018

By Rich Campagna, Chief Marketing Officer, BitglassThe 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 enterprise ...

Seven Reasons Why Proxy-based CASBs Are Required for Office 365
Published: 11/08/2018

By Rich Campagna, Chief Marketing Officer, BitglassA 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 Microsoft m...

POC the CASB
Published: 10/29/2018

By Rich Campagna, Chief Marketing Officer, BitglassThe 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 de...

EU GDPR vs US: What Is Personal Data?
Published: 08/20/2018

By Rich Campagna, Chief Marketing Officer, BitglassMay 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 organiza...

What Is a CASB?
Published: 07/16/2018

By Dylan Press, Director of Marketing, AvananEmail 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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