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Rich Campagna

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Agentless CASB, FTW

By Rich Campagna  |  September 25, 2017 at 4:05 PM  | 

deloitte breach.jpgHardly a day goes by without a widely reported breach or hacking event in a major enterprise. Deloitte has the misfortune of being today's top information security news story. In this case, it's been reported that Deloitte email servers, hosted on Microsoft Azure, were compromised after hackers gained access to a privileged user's credentials. The attackers had wide access to Deloitte's email system for a couple of months before the breach was discovered.

Let's look at how a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) could have thwarted this attack on a public cloud-hosted application.

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CASB: Come for O365, Stay for Any App

By Rich Campagna  |  September 20, 2017 at 4:52 AM  | 

The Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) market, barely 4 years old, has rapidly evolved from a visibility tool for unsanctioned cloud apps, to the de facto data protection standard as enterprises adopt cloud and mobile. Early entrants in the space drew much press and funding, but after the early shock factor of having 100's of Shadow IT apps wore off, most were left scratching their heads what to do with that data. 

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CASBs: Top of the Class in Higher Ed

By Rich Campagna  |  September 19, 2017 at 11:28 AM  | 

img-higher-ed.jpgIt should come as no surprise that Higher Education, like every other industry, is increasingly turning to Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) like Bitglass to protect sensitive data in the move to the cloud. After all, these organizations are adopting cloud applications more aggressively than most industries, enticed by very attractive licensing from the big cloud productivity platform vendors like Google and Microsoft.  

From my discussions with customers and prospects in this vertical, there are three types of sensitive content that these organizations want to protect:

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Gartner: CASBs Still Reign as Top Security Tech

By Rich Campagna  |  June 19, 2017 at 2:45 PM  | 

gaylord-national_LRG3-1.jpgI spent most of last week in the company of a few thousand of my closest security friends at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in National Harbor, MD. For the third year running, CASBs were the talk of the show! Gartner VP Neil MacDonald, amongst others, talked up the fact that CASBs are now entering mainstream adoption, a Fortune 25 Bitglass customer was featured in a video testimonial in the opening keynote, CASBs are on Gartner's Top Technologies for Security for the second year running and Gartner has published plans to release the first Cloud Access Security Broker Magic Quadrant in October 2017. Bitglass' session, where I covered several CASB case studies was 3x over capacity - thankfully the fire marshall wasn't present!

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