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Jacob Serpa

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CASB For Hire

By Jacob Serpa  |  October 5, 2017 at 2:25 PM  | 

glenn-carstens-peters-203007 (1).jpgRecently, a trivia-loving employee at Bitglass uncovered an interesting job opening on a leading financial institution’s careers page. The position was titled “Cloud Access Security Broker Principal Architect” and was focused on ensuring the full implementation of a cloud access security broker (CASB). This obviously highlights the growing importance of advanced security solutions like CASBs. In light of this, Bitglass wanted to create a miniature job description of its own.

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Data Games: Security Insights from the Experts

By Jacob Serpa  |  September 19, 2017 at 11:28 AM  | 

Screen Shot 2017-09-14 at 4.53.03 PM.pngFor as long as there have been computers, there have been tech-savvy users fighting one another for supremacy and data. These users can be more or less categorized into two groups - White Hat hackers and Black Hat hackers. White Hat hackers often work in corporate IT and are individuals who use their skills for ethical purposes like protecting data and whistleblowing. Black Hat hackers use their talents maliciously for personal gain and are what most people envision when they think about hackers. As they fight with one another for dominance, both sides develop an increasingly deep understanding of security-related topics.

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Reaching HIPAA Compliance With Bitglass

By Jacob Serpa  |  September 13, 2017 at 5:30 AM  | 

ken-treloar-365804.jpgThe Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, is a U.S. law critical for healthcare organizations. The law aims to safeguard protected health information, or PHI, which is any data that uniquely identifies an individual. PHI can take the form of social security numbers, medical record numbers, license plate numbers, and more. It must be protected by virtually any entity that handles it in relation to healthcare.

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The Great CASB: Part Four

By Jacob Serpa  |  September 8, 2017 at 5:00 AM  | 

Why You Don’t Need MDM

rawpixel-com-267082.jpgIn Part One, we discussed why you need a CASB in light of current business trends (cloud, BYOD, et cetera). In Part Two, we described the cybersecurity capabilities that companies need as they take advantage of the cloud. In Part Three, we detailed the mobile security tools companies need in order to protect their data in a modern, BYOD workplace.

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