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The Case for CASB: Healthcare

By Rich Campagna  |  March 19, 2018 at 4:37 AM  | 

Healthcare-Technology-How-Tech-Is-Changing-the-Patient-Physician-Relationship.jpgOver the past couple of years, Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) have gone from a nascent, barely known technology to the de facto standard for secure public cloud enablement in every enterprise vertical. Early on, it's tough to draw patterns across industries, but once you have a few hundred enterprise deployments under your belt, it becomes quite interesting to observe how organizations in one industry use the same technology (CASBs) in an entirely different way than organizations in another industry. 

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Australia's First OAIC Breach Forecasts Grim GDPR Outcome

By Rich Campagna  |  March 16, 2018 at 8:34 AM  | 

aus to eu.pngThe first breach under the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner's (OAIC) Privacy Amendment Bill was made public this week. While this breach means bad press for the offending party, shipping company Svitzer Australia, more frightening is the grim outcome it forecasts for organizations subject to GDPR regulations, which go into effect on May 25, 2018.

In the Svitzer case, 60,000 emails containing sensitive personal information on more than 400 employees were "auto-forwarded" to external accounts, a not uncommon way for employees to "get access" to their work emails from outside of the office. While the details of why these auto-forwarding rules were set up, and whether the intent was malicious or benign, in many cases, the objective is to avoid IT management of the user's device while still gaining access to sensitive data.

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Your Data Is Still Leaving the Building

By Rich Campagna  |  March 8, 2018 at 4:37 AM  | 

your data has left the building.pngBitglass recently hit its 5 year anniversary as a company. So much has happened during those 5 years that it seems like nothing is the same. Our team has grown by >20x. We gone from zero to hundreds of customers, across every major vertical. We expanded from one country to more than 12. We witnessed Microsoft come out of nowhere with Office 365 and demolish Google's G Suite, which had a commanding early lead in cloud productivity. We learned that our product category would become known as Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs). We burned through what seems like dozens of small kitchen appliances - coffee makers, toaster ovens, microwaves, etc. 

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Do CASBs and Cloud SWGs Compete?

By Rich Campagna  |  February 6, 2018 at 4:37 AM  | 

Full_Logo_Raster.pngI'm frequently asked whether Secure Web Gateways (SWGs) and Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) compete. After all, they're both proxies, they both offer data & threat protection, they're both cloud-based (some SWGs), and both are gradually replacing firewalls in a lot of enterprise environments. Sounds similar, so they must be competitive, right? Actually, they serve as complements for two very different use cases. 

As cloud-based SWG vendors add more capabilities, they are starting to look more and more promising as a direct replacement for a firewall. By that, I mean that for the same use case (network/perimeter protection), you can use either a firewall or cloud-SWG - they are simply delivering network security services via the cloud.

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