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Jacob Serpa

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Datawatch: Beware of Careless Insiders

By Jacob Serpa  |  August 16, 2017 at 12:36 PM  | 

samson-vowles-191386.jpgEvery day, employees around the world use the cloud to perform their jobs. With bring your own device (BYOD), workers are given dynamic data access to complete their work from unmanaged devices, remote locations, and unsafe WiFi. Due to the host of modern cloud applications, corporate information can be stored in more places and shared more widely than ever. Together, these trends of BYOD, remote data access, and widespread sharing put enterprise data in jeopardy.

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The Great CASB: Part Three

By Jacob Serpa  |  August 11, 2017 at 6:00 AM  | 

What You Need For Mobile Security

mia-baker-322592.jpgIn Part Two, we discussed the capabilities needed for the cloud security of organizations operating in the modern business world. While these features are necessary, they are not sufficient for complete cybersecurity. As companies continue to embrace BYOD, employees will be making greater use of their personal mobile devices for work purposes. Because of this, enterprises must have security solutions that encompass mobile measures, as well. Fortunately, cloud access security brokers (CASBs) provide a number of features that can secure mobility.

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The Great CASB: Part Two

By Jacob Serpa  |  August 3, 2017 at 12:00 PM  | 

How to Best Secure the Cloud

juliette-leufke-154599.jpgIn Part One, we discussed modern business trends like the move to the cloud, BYOD, the shared responsibility model of security, and how each of them necessitates the use of a cloud access security broker (CASB). CASB platforms typically leverage proxies and cloud apps’ APIs to protect data across cloud apps. CASBs that use forward and reverse proxies can monitor and data in real time, in transit, and on devices. Through API integration, CASBs can also take action, limiting access to sensitive data in some of these high-risk cloud apps. When used in tandem, proxies and APIs enable a number of capabilities for end-to-end cloud protection.

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The Great CASB: Part One

By Jacob Serpa  |  July 27, 2017 at 9:07 AM  | 

tim-gouw-167127.jpgWhy You Need a CASB

Now more than ever, enterprises are turning to the cloud. By using IaaS and SaaS applications, companies are able to gain a number of benefits that are unavailable with rigid, traditional solutions. For example, migrating to the cloud allows firms to cut down on the costs associated with having in-house infrastructure and larger IT teams. In addition to this cost benefit, increased flexibility is readily available with the cloud. Because companies need fewer traditional, on-premises solutions, they are granted greater scalability. Whether it’s because of data storage or web traffic, scaling up and down are both simple endeavors with the cloud.

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