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Salim Hafid

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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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Turns out everyone has budget for a CASB

By Salim Hafid  |  December 22, 2017 at 2:59 PM  | 


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Next-Gen CASB: Zero-Day Protection

By Salim Hafid  |  November 14, 2017 at 6:00 AM  | 

ML.jpgMany organizations struggle with unknown apps. Whether it's a new EFSS service, a messaging platform, or any other web-based service, new apps are driving corporate data outside the firewall and oftentimes beyond managed "sanctioned" cloud applications like Office 365. To manually identify new upload paths is an impossible task that is sure to result in some data loss. Instead, organizations must adopt security solutions that take a different approach.

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EU: Companies Lack Unilateral Right to Monitor Employees

By Salim Hafid  |  September 5, 2017 at 4:58 PM  | 

EU.jpgIn a major victory for privacy advocates, Europe's Court of Human Rights has ruled on organizations' abilities to monitor employee communications with limited consent. While precedent set in 2016 gave employers blanket ability to monitor traffic "to verify that the employees are completing their professional tasks during working hours", the new decision means employers across Europe will have to significantly curtail their data collection initiatives.

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