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Microsoft Workplace Join Part 1: The Security Timebomb
Published: 06/08/2018

By Chris Higgins, Technical Support Engineer, BitglassIt’s no secret that enterprise users wish to access work data and applications from a mix of both corporate and personal devices. In order to help facilitate this mix of devices, Microsoft has introduced a new feature called Workplace Join int...

Cloud Security Trailing Cloud App Adoption in 2018
Published: 06/06/2018

By Jacob Serpa, Product Marketing Manager, BitglassIn recent years, the cloud has attracted countless organizations with its promises of increased productivity, improved collaboration, and decreased IT overhead. As more and more companies migrate, more and more cloud-based tools arise.In its four...

Bitglass Security Spotlight: Twitter, PyRoMine, & Stresspaint
Published: 05/31/2018

By Jacob Serpa, Product Marketing Manager, BitglassHere are the top cybersecurity stories of recent weeks:—Twitter exposes user credentials in plaintext—PyRoMine mines Monero and disables security—Stresspaint malware hunts Facebook credentials—MassMiner malware mines cryptocurrency—Access Group E...

How ChromeOS Dramatically Simplifies Enterprise Security
Published: 05/25/2018

By Rich Campagna, Chief Marketing Officer, BitglassGoogle's Chromebooks have enjoyed significant adoption in education, but have seen very little interest in the enterprise until recently. According to Gartner's Peter Firstbrook in Securing Chromebooks in the Enterprise (6 March 2018), a survey o...

Majority of Australian Data Breaches Caused by Human Error
Published: 05/18/2018

By Rich Campagna, Chief Marketing Officer, Bitglass It wasn't long ago that the first breach under the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner's (OAIC) Privacy Amendment Bill was made public. Now, OAIC is back with their first Quarterly Statistics Report of Notifiable...

Bitglass Security Spotlight: LinkedIn, Vector, and AWS
Published: 05/17/2018

By Jacob Serpa, Product Marketing Manager, BitglassHere are the top cybersecurity stories of recent weeks:—LinkedIn security gap exposes users' data—Vector app reveals customers' information—AWS misconfiguration makes LocalBlox user information public—New malware steals data via power lines—Banki...

Orbitz: Why You Can't Secure Data in the Dark
Published: 05/11/2018

By Jacob Serpa, Product Marketing Manager, BitglassOn March 1, 2018, Orbitz discovered that a malicious party may have stolen information from one of its legacy platforms. The compromised platform housed Orbitz customer information such as mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and fu...

One Simple Way to Avoid 57 Percent of Breaches
Published: 05/08/2018

By Rich Campagna, Chief Marketing Officer, Bitglass I recently caught wind of a survey of 3000 cybersecurity professionals commissioned by ServiceNow and Ponemon. One of the first statistics that jumped out at me? "57% of data breach victims said they were breached due to an...

The Case for CASB: Healthcare
Published: 05/01/2018

By Rich Campagna, Chief Marketing Officer, BitglassOver the past couple of years, Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) have gone from a nascent, barely known technology to the de facto standard for secure public cloud enablement in every enterprise vertical. Early on, it's tough to draw patterns...

Australia's First OAIC Breach Forecasts Grim GDPR Outcome
Published: 04/04/2018

By Rich Campagna, Chief Marketing Officer, BitglassThe first breach under the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner's (OAIC) Privacy Amendment Bill was made public on March 16. While this breach means bad press for the offending party, shipping company Svitzer Australia, more frighten...

Zero-Day in the Cloud – Say It Ain't So
Published: 03/09/2018

By Steve Armstrong, Regional Sales Director, BitglassZero-day vulnerabilities are computer or software security gaps that are unknown to the public – particularly to parties who would like to close said gaps, like the vendors of vulnerable software.To many in the infosec community, the term "zero...

Cloud App Encryption and CASB
Published: 01/19/2018

By Kyle Watson, Partner/Information Security, Cedrus DigitalMany organizations are implementing Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) technology to protect critical corporate data stored within cloud apps. Amongst many other preventative and detective controls, a key feature of CASBs is the ability...

API vs. Proxy: How to Get the Best Protection from Your CASB
Published: 08/11/2016

By Ganesh Kirti, Founder and CTO, PalerraCloud Access Security Broker (CASB) software has emerged to help IT get its arms around the full cloud security situation. CASBs are security policy enforcement points between cloud service users and one or more cloud service providers. They can reside on ...

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