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How to Retain the Right Kinds of Control in the Cloud

By Jacob Serpa  |  February 24, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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The last several years have seen an unprecedented shift in the way that businesses conduct their operations and employees perform their work. Users are no longer confined to working on premises from desktop computers. Data is being accessed, stored, shared, and processed in new ways. While these changes have enhanced productivity and collaboration in the enterprise, organizations must consider how they are affecting cybersecurity.

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Zero Trust Network Access with Bitglass

By Jacob Serpa  |  January 29, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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As the old adage goes, “Trust must be earned.” This proverb essentially means that trusting those who are not truly trustworthy can have harmful results. Interestingly, this wisdom is particularly applicable to cybersecurity. There are countless external (and internal) threat actors that would love to take advantage of overly trusting enterprises in order to access their IT systems and steal their data. Consequently, organizations must make certain that they are granting access to trustworthy users only.

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The Rise of Insider Threats in Verizon’s DBIR

By Jacob Serpa  |  January 9, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Each year, Verizon releases its Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR). These reports evaluate the state of security each year, providing detailed statistics around leading vulnerabilities, which industries face the most breaches, and much more. In 2019’s report, there were interesting insights about insider threats.

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Glass Class: The Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge

By Jacob Serpa  |  July 31, 2019 at 4:57 AM  | 


More and more organizations seeking enhanced employee productivity are deploying Slack every day. Slack is the premier messaging application in the modern enterprise, and is used for rapid communication and even file sharing. While the nature of this application does empower organizations and their users, it can also breed data leakage concerns. In the course of their day-to-day work, employees will upload massive amounts of sensitive data to this application. Naturally, this data must be secured. What is an organization to do? Find out in this episode of Glass Class.

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