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Salim Hafid

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Are Traditional Security Tools Dead?

By Salim Hafid  |  April 11, 2018 at 5:00 AM  | 

Cloud Hard 2018When evaluating security options, CISOs and security architects are always looking to the solution that will minimize cost and administrative overhead while maximizing data protection. At the highest levels, enterprises have relied on traditional tools as a means of protecting data over the long term, but as cloud app adoption rises, these tools are increasingly seen as ineffective; incapable of meeting the needs of an evolving enterprise with a growing stable of cloud apps and unmanaged endpoints capable of accessing those apps.

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Mobile Security in 2018 – It's Time to Evolve

By Salim Hafid  |  March 28, 2018 at 4:34 AM  | 

When organizations adopt cloud and allow employees to work from mobile devices, they need to begin securing their data in new ways. As corporate information flows to different types of endpoints, different types of tools are needed in order to protect it. It is time for the modern enterprise to evolve and make use of separate security solutions for managed and unmanaged devices – the two can no longer be treated in the same fashion. 

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Are Healthcare Breaches Down Because of CASBs?

By Salim Hafid  |  March 1, 2018 at 5:31 AM  | 

Bitglass just released its fourth annual Healthcare Breach Report, which dives into healthcare breaches over 2017 and compares the rate of breach over previous years. A big surprise this year was the precipitous drop in the volume of breaches and the scope of each attack. Our research team set out to discover why this happened.

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Unmanaged Device Controls, External Sharing, and Other Real CASB Use Cases

By Salim Hafid  |  February 12, 2018 at 4:57 AM  | 


Many in the security industry have heard about CASBs  (cloud access security brokers) as the go-to solutions for data and threat protection in the cloud. But where exactly do CASBs slot in? If you already have a NGFW (next-gen firewall) or perhaps a secure-web-gateway-type solution, why invest in deploying a CASB? 

Below, we will hone in on three of the most common real-world use cases for a cloud access security broker.

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