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The View from RSA 2017

By Nat Kausik  |  February 17, 2017 at 11:49 AM  | 


This was my 20th year at RSA.   And the more things change, the more the stay the same.  RSA 1997 was a lot smaller and the focus was e-commerce - back then most folks would not enter their credit card numbers into a web page.  Now, the conference has gotten much bigger - Moscone North, South and West.  And customer worries have changed from credit cards to other things.

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Cloud Security Requires Separation of Duties

By Rich Campagna  |  February 14, 2017 at 8:09 AM  | 

separation of duties.jpgSeparation of duties (SoD) is an increasingly common concept in internal controls that essentially requires more than one person to complete a transaction or task in an effort to reduce fraud. An example you might be familiar with is a safety deposit box at a bank, which requires both your key, as well as a key held by bank personnel, for access.

Behind the scenes at that same bank, SoD comes into play when (according to Wikipediareceiving cheques (payment on account) and approving write-offs, depositing cash and reconciling bank statements, approving time cards and have custody of pay cheques, etc. These schemes work because they require more than one person to be "in on" fraud in order for it to work - much more difficult to pull-off versus going along.

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Malware Waits for No CASB

By Rich Campagna  |  February 10, 2017 at 5:03 AM  | 

waiting malware.jpgCloud and mobile are driving an incredible amount of corporate data outside the firewall, and beyond the reach of traditional security, including malware protection. As enterprises adopt cloud and BYOD, threats follow. 

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CASB is Eating the IDaaS Market

By Rich Campagna  |  February 3, 2017 at 11:07 AM  | 

shutterstock_555161845.jpgIn the past 6-9 months, I've noticed a trend amongst Bitglass customers where more and more of them are opting to use the identity capabilities built into our CASB in lieu of a dedicated Identity as a Service (IDaaS) product. As CASB identity functionality has evolved, there is less need for a separate, standalone product in this space and we are seeing the beginnings of CASBs eating the IDaaS market.

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