The Many Benefits of a Cloud Access Security Broker

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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. Organizations’ IT departments understand how vital cybersecurity is, but must be equipped with modern tools […]


CCSK Success Stories: From a Data Privacy Consultant

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By the CSA Education Team This is the fourth part in a blog series on cloud security training, in which we will be interviewing Satishkumar Tadapalli a certified and seasoned information security and data privacy consultant. Tadapalli has 12+ years of multi-functional IT experience in pre-sales, consulting, risk advisory and business analysis. He has rich […]


Prying Eyes Inside the Enterprise: Bitglass’ Insider Threat Report

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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 remediated.  Insider threats, which involve either malicious or careless insiders, are another significant […]


CSA STAR – The Answer to Less Complexity, Higher Level of Compliance, Data Governance, Reduced Risk and More Cost-Effective Management of Your Security and Privacy System

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By John DiMaria, Assurance Investigatory Fellow, Cloud Security Alliance We just launched a major refresh of the CSA STAR (Security, Trust and Assurance Risk) program, and if you were at the CSA Summit at RSA, you got preview of what’s in store. So let me put things in a bit more context regarding the evolution […]


Healthcare Breaches and the Rise of Hacking and IT Incidents

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By Jacob Serpa, Product Marketing Manager, Bitglass In the course of their day-to-day operations, healthcare organizations handle an extensive amount of highly sensitive data. From Social Security numbers to medical record numbers and beyond, it is imperative that these personal details are properly secured.  Each year, Bitglass conducts an analysis and uncovers how well healthcare organizations are […]


12 Ways Cloud Upended IT Security (And What You Can Do About It)

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By Andrew Wright, Co-founder & Vice President of Communications, Fugue The cloud represents the most disruptive trend in enterprise IT over the past decade, and security teams have not escaped turmoil during the transition. It’s understandable for security professionals to feel like they’ve lost some control in the cloud and feel frustrated while attempting to get […]


Better Vulnerability Management: How to Master Container Security in Three Steps

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By Nate Dyer, Product Marketing Director, Tenable Application containers like Docker have exploded in popularity among IT and development teams across the world. Since its inception in 2013, Docker software has been downloaded 80 billion times and more than 3.5 million applications have been “dockerized” to run in containers. With all the enthusiasm and near-mainstream […]


Are Cryptographic Keys Safe in the Cloud?

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By Istvan Lam, CEO, Tresorit By migrating data to the cloud, businesses can enjoy scalability, ease of use, enhanced collaboration and mobility, together with significant cost savings. The cloud can be especially appealing to subject-matter experts as they no longer have to invest in building and maintaining their own infrastructure. However, the cloud also brings challenges when it comes to information […]


Webinar: The Ever Changing Paradigm of Trust in the Cloud

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By CSA Staff The CSA closed its 10th annual Summit at RSA on Monday, and the consensus was that the cloud has come to dominate the technology landscape and revolutionize the market, creating a tectonic shift in accepted practice. The advent of the cloud has been a huge advancement in technology. Today’s need for flexible […]


CSA Summit Recap Part 2: CSP & CISO Perspective

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By Elisa Morrison, Marketing Intern, Cloud Security Alliance When CSA was started in 2009, Uber was just a German word for ‘Super’ and all CSA stood for was Community Supported Agriculture. Now in 2019, spending on cloud infrastructure has finally exceeded on-premises, and CSA is celebrating its 10th anniversary. For those who missed the Summit, […]


CSA Summit Recap Part 1: Enterprise Perspective

By Elisa Morrison, Marketing Intern, Cloud Security Alliance CSA’s 10th anniversary, coupled with the bestowal of the Decade of Excellence Awards gave a sense of accomplishment to this Summit that bodes well yet also challenges the CSA community to continue its pursuit of excellence. The common theme was the ‘Journey to the Cloud’ and emphasized […]


A Decade of Vision

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By Jim Reavis, Co-founder and CEO, Cloud Security Alliance Developing a successful and sustainable organization is dependent upon a lot of factors: quality services, a market vision, focus, execution, timing and maybe a little luck. For Cloud Security Alliance, now celebrating our 10th anniversary, I would add one more factor—believers.  While we have had a few […]


Education: A Cloud Security Investigation (CSI)

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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 Office 365, come with built-in sharing and collaboration functionality – they are designed for efficiency, […]


Introducing CAIQ-Lite

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By Dave Christiansen, Marketing Director, Whistic The Cloud Security Alliance and Whistic are pleased to release CAIQ-Lite beta, a new framework for cloud vendor assessment. CSA and Whistic identified the need for a lighter-weight assessment questionnaire in order to accommodate the shift to cloud procurement models, and to enable cybersecurity professionals to more easily engage with […]


Five Years of the GitHub Bug Bounty Program

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By Philip Turnbull, Senior Application Security Engineer, GitHub GitHub launched our Security Bug Bounty program in 2014, allowing us to reward independent security researchers for their help in keeping GitHub users secure. Over the past five years, we have been continuously impressed by the hard work and ingenuity of our researchers. Last year was no different and […]


Bitglass Security Spotlight: DoD, Facebook & NASA

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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—Chinese nationals accused of hacking into major US company databases—Private complaints of Silicon Valley employees exposed via Blind Cybersecurity […]


Rocks, Pebbles, Shadow IT

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 Shadow IT was viewed as the first step towards stopping the spread of cloud […]


Rethinking Security for Public Cloud

Symantec’s Raj Patel highlights how organizations should be retooling security postures to support a modern cloud environment By Beth Stackpole, Writer, Symantec Enterprises have come a long way with cyber security, embracing robust enterprise security platforms and elevating security roles and best practices. Yet with public cloud adoption on the rise and businesses shifting to […]