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A Vantage Point to See Threats Before Impact

By Kevin Sheu  |  August 12, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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We recently observed another near-compromise / near-breach event.

At a time when the focus has been on adversaries that develop increasingly complex and sophisticated attacks, tried and true techniques such as compromised credentials continue to be amongst the most potent weapons. According to Verizon’s annual DBIR Report, 80 percent of confirmed data breaches involved weak, default or stolen passwords; or brute force credential compromises.

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"Easy Wins" When Securing Slack

By Kevin Sheu  |  August 4, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
In 2019, Slack reached the 12 million daily user mark, which is likely even higher today as the remote workforce has surged, making the tool a foundational part of corporate and enterprise environments. When your teams, both internal and external, are working in Slack to send files, share sensitive information, and cross communicate between groups, it is incredibly difficult to track what information is being distributed. On top of that, it is nearly impossible to tell which information is sensitive and should be controlled. The characteristics that make Slack easy to use and collaborate with also make it easy to leak information or download potentially risky files.
 
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Enhancing Speed and User Experience with Bitglass SASE

By Kevin Sheu  |  July 2, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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In an environment where the surge in remote workers makes the discussion on security solution performance more pronounced, we’ve recently observed a wave of security teams approach us with a natural question: "When we proxy traffic with other tools, we see latency. Will your platform introduce latency into our experience?" 

In short, no. In fact, your user experience improves.

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Securing Remote Work Part 4: ZTNA

By Kevin Sheu  |  May 15, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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My colleagues Wayne Phillips and Jonathan Andresen recently delivered a webcast titled, “Who moved my VPN and why should I care?” It covers a host of topics related to securing today’s remote workforce, but the title does raise a valid question: are VPNs still relevant?

 

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