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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 deployed, some enterprises are taking the risky step of skipping the […]


Bitglass Security Spotlight: Yale, LifeLock, SingHealth, Malware Evolving & Reddit Breached

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By Jacob Serpa, Product Manager, Bitglass Here are the top cybersecurity headlines of recent months: —Future malware to recognize victims’ faces —Reddit suffers breach —6 million records of Georgian voters exposed —RASPITE Group attacks US infrastructure —Decade-old breach at Yale uncovered —Bug exposes LifeLock customer data —Patient data of 1.5 million exposed in SingHealth breach […]


In Europe, Cloud Is the New Default

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By Salim Hafid, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Bitglass If you keep up with the blog, you’ll remember our 2018 global cloud adoption report, wherein thousands of organizations deployed cloud apps since we last conducted our automated analysis of over 100,000 firms. Many in EMEA wanted to know how Europe stacked up against the rest of […]


Office 365 Security: It Takes Two to Tango


Many cloud apps – including Office 365 – operate under a shared responsibility model. Here’s what that means for your company By Beth Stackpole, Feature Writer, Symantec Security concerns, once a long-standing hurdle to cloud deployment, may be on the wane, but the issue is still very much alive when it comes to cloud-based applications […]


Guideline on Effectively Managing Security Service in the Cloud

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By Dr. Kai Chen, Director of Cybersecurity Technology, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. The cloud computing market is growing ever so rapidly. Affordable, efficient, and scalable, cloud computing remains the best solution for most businesses, and it is heartening to see the number of customers deploying cloud services continue to grow. From the beginning of cloud’s […]


How Can the Financial Industry Innovate Faster?

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By Peter HJ van Eijk, Head Coach and Cloud Architect, ClubCloudComputing.com How can the financial industry innovate faster? Why do non-technical people need to have a basic understanding of cloud technology? Imagine this scenario. Davinci is a company providing a SaaS solution to banks to process loans and mortgage applications. Davinci runs its own software […]


CCSK in the Wild: Survey of 2018 Certificate Holders

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Even as more organizations migrate to the cloud, there’s still a concern as to how well those cloud services are being secured. According to an article by Forbes “66% of IT professionals say security is their greatest concern in adopting a cloud computing strategy.” As you embark on your quest to fill this skills gap, […]


Software-Defined Perimeter Architecture Guide Preview: Part 4

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Part 4 of a four-part series By Jason Garbis, Vice President/Secure Access Products, Cyxtera Technologies Inc. Over the past three blog posts on this topic, we’ve provided an overview of the Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) Architecture Guide, including its outline, core SDP concepts, and a summary of SDP benefits. In this, our final preview blog on the […]


Recommendations for IoT Firmware Update Processes: Addressing complexities in a vast ecosystem of connected devices

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By Sabri Khemissa, IT-OT-Cloud Cybersecurity Strategist,Thales Traditionally, updating software for IT assets involves three stages: analysis, staging, and distribution of the update—a process that usually occurs during off-hours for the business. Typically, these updates apply cryptographic controls (digital signatures) to safeguard the integrity and authenticity of the software. However, the Internet of Things (IoT), with its […]


PCI Compliance for Cloud Environments: Tackle FIM and Other Requirements with a Host-Based Approach

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By Patrick Flanders, Director of Marketing, Lacework Compliance frameworks and security standards are necessary, but they can be a burden on IT and security teams. They provide structure, process, and management guidelines that enable businesses to serve customers and interoperate with other organizations, all according to accepted guidelines that facilitate a better experience for end […]


Software-Defined Perimeter Architecture Guide Preview: Part 3

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Part 3 in a four-part series By Jason Garbis, Vice President/Secure Access Products, Cyxtera Technologies Inc. Thanks for returning for our third blog posting, providing a preview of the forthcoming Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) Architecture Guide. In this article, we’re focusing on the “Core SDP Concepts” section of the document, which introduces the underlying principles of SDP, […]


Pwned Passwords – Have Your Credentials Been Stolen?

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By Paul Sullivan, Software Engineer, Bitglass Data breaches now seem to be a daily occurrence. In recent months, Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) introduced  Pwned Passwords, which allows you to securely check your password against a database of breach data. There are over 280 breaches in the database, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Breaches aren’t just a problem for the users who lose their data, but for […]


Join CSA’s New DC Metro Area Chapter

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is pleased to announce that its DC Metro Area chapter has been chartered to serve the DC metro area CSA membership. The chapter’s region includes a diverse range of businesses, government organizations and academic institutions who all have an interest in well-engineered, secure IT systems, including many heavily regulated industries such as […]


Avoiding Holes in Your AWS Buckets

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By Sanjay Kalra, CPO & Co-Founder, Lacework Enterprises are moving to the cloud at a breathtaking pace, and they’re taking valuable data with them. Hackers are right behind them, hot on the trail of as much data as they can steal. The cloud upends traditional notions of networks and hosts, and it topples security practices that […]


US CLOUD Act Drives Adoption of Cloud Encryption

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By Rich Campagna, Chief Marketing Officer, Bitglass The US Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act was quietly enacted into law on March 23, 2018. I say quietly due to the controversial nature of how it was passed—snuck into the back of a 2,300 page Federal spending bill on the eve of Congress’ vote. While debate […]


California’s CCPA Brings EU Data Privacy to the US

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By Rich Campagna, Chief Marketing Officer, Bitglass Over the summer a new data privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), was passed. Assembly Bill 375 is scheduled to go into effect on Jan 1, 2020, which means there will likely be a lot of change before we see the final, enforced version of the […]


Software-Defined Perimeter Architecture Guide Preview: Part 2

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Part 2 in a four-part series By Jason Garbis, Vice President/Secure Access Products, Cyxtera Technologies Inc. Thanks for returning for the second blog posting, providing a preview of the forthcoming Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) Architecture Guide (Read Part 1). In this article, we focus on the “SDP Scenarios” section of the document, which briefly introduces the primary […]


EU GDPR vs US: What Is Personal Data?

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  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 organizations in compliance as of the deadline, […]


CVE and Cloud Services, Part 1: The Exclusion of Cloud Service Vulnerabilities

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By Kurt Seifried, Director of IT, Cloud Security Alliance and Victor Chin, Research Analyst, Cloud Security Alliance The vulnerability management process has traditionally been supported by a finely balanced ecosystem, which includes such stakeholders as security researchers, enterprises, and vendors. At the crux of this ecosystem is the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) identification system. In order […]