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Bitglass Security Spotlight: Google, GDPR, & Homeland Security

By Will Houcheime  |  February 13, 2019 at 4:56 AM  | 
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Here are the top cybersecurity stories of recent weeks: 

  • Google fails GDPR guidelines, fined $57 million
  • U.S. Homeland Security issues hijack warnings
  • Unprotected server exposes four million applications
  • 24 million sensitive banking documents exposed
  • Over 100 million casino bets leaked

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Unsanctioned Apps in the Enterprise

By Prasidh Srikanth  |  February 11, 2019 at 4:54 AM  | 
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Today, organizations leverage a plethora of software applications to enhance productivity, increase collaboration, and evolve their businesses. Some of these applications are IT approved and are purchased with a license by the organization at large; for example, Office 365, Slack, or Salesforce. These are referred to as licenced, managed, and sanctioned applications, but they all fall under the same app category (these titles can be used interchangeably).

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The Perfect Sales Kickoff

By Dean Hickman-Smith  |  February 6, 2019 at 4:54 AM  | 

The Perfect Sales Kick Off

SKO ‘19 is in the bag, the team has left, and it feels like the party has ended. It is now time to reflect. Did we achieve our goals? What did we learn?

  • Is the team motivated? Yes ✔

  • Did we manage to educate them? Yes ✔

  • Are we aligned on messaging, strategy, philosophy, and being a cohesive global team? Yes ✔

  • Did we celebrate our success? Yes, enthusiastically ✔✔

  • Were there zero HR violations, injuries, or arrests? YES ✔✔✔

In that case, we can officially call Bitglass SKO ‘19 a rip-roaring success.

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Cloud Access Security Brokers: 2020

By Rich Campagna  |  February 4, 2019 at 4:56 AM  | 
01095_Your-Life-In-The-Future_Wired_Cover_No-Logo-Post1The biggest cloud security trend in the near term is the rapidly expanding cloud footprint that the typical enterprise must secure. Organizations are quickly moving beyond the core group of 8-10 apps, like Office 365 and Salesforce, that really defined the first few years of the enterprise cloud. While those apps are still a major part of the enterprise cloud footprint, it is now common to see organizations looking to protect longer tail SaaS apps, as well as packaged software and custom apps hosted on IaaS/PaaS platforms. The de facto security standard used to secure these applications is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB). 
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