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Why IaaS Security Should be a Priority

By Jonathan Andresen  |  July 27, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Why are CIOs and IT organizations prioritizing investment in cloud infrastructure? The answer is simple: to better support virtual workforces, supply chains, and partners. Getting the most value out of legacy systems typically involves integrating them with cloud infrastructure and apps. As a result, cloud infrastructure in IaaS is projected to see an end-user spending increase of 38.5% this year alone – growing to $223B in 2025, making it one of the fastest growing cloud services according to Gartner. Popular infrastructure services include Amazon’s Elastic Compute (EC2), the Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure.

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The Future of Work is Hybrid – Is Your Security Ready?

By Jonathan Andresen  |  June 29, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 

The Future of Work is Hybrid  – Is Your Security Ready

It wasn’t that long ago that most of us used to work in an office. Fifteen months into the global COVID pandemic it’s now certain that the future will not be a full return to the office or a continuation of the present remote working experience – it will be both.

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Will New Executive Order on Cybersecurity Fast Track Zero Trust?

By Jonathan Andresen  |  June 8, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 

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On May 12, US President Biden issued a landmark executive order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity that signals the need for governments and enterprises alike to boost their cyber defenses around the principles of zero trust in their fight against cybercrime. In the wake of recent high-profile attacks such as the Colonial Pipeline incident and the SolarWinds breach, this expansive initiative lays the foundation for new cybersecurity best practices, increased communication between federal and private sectors, and new standards around cybersecurity incident handling.

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SmartEdge is a Key Enabler for a Modern Remote Workforce

By Jonathan Andresen  |  July 6, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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To protect enterprise data, IT teams have to counter risks on two fronts: (a) insider risks, i.e. threats from within the organization, such as employees handling sensitive data and (b) outsider risks, i.e. those originating from malicious external sources.

Data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities within a CASB (Cloud Access Security Brokers) solution have emerged as the most effective platform to prevent legitimate remote users from accidentally or maliciously sharing business data that could put an organization at risk.  Providing visibility into all types of cloud-based applications (SaaS, IaaS and PaaS) running across all types of devices, both managed and unmanaged, is a prerequisite for securing business data against insider threats. Add-in real-time access control, and threat protection for managed apps, and IT has the full toolset needed to fast track cloud adoption while de-risking breaches caused by internal users.

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