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Next-Gen CASB Blog

Saturday Security Spotlight: Cyberwarfare and Cryptocurrency

By Jacob Serpa  |  January 20, 2018 at 5:35 AM  | 
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Here are the top cybersecurity stories of recent weeks:

  • Cyberattacks deemed a top threat to society
  • Hackers target data around the world
  • Poor app designs threaten countries' infrastructure
  • Olympic Committee emails leaked by hackers
  • Half of UK firms fail to secure cloud
  • Public WiFi can be hacked to mine cryptocurrency
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Time to Firewall Zero?

By Rich Campagna  |  January 18, 2018 at 4:37 AM  | 

firewall icon.pngFirewalls have been a stalwart of enterprise network security since the late 1980's. The technology has evolved considerably in the ensuing decades, though the basic premise has remained the same - create a barrier or safeguard between internal networks and external networks. The term "network" is the operative term here - a firewall is only useful when traffic actually flows through it. That's true whether the firewall takes the form of a physical appliance or a virtual appliance.

So what happens when a user on their personal mobile device connects from a home network to Office 365 or Salesforce? That increasingly common cloud-to-mobile traffic goes direct, bypassing the firewall, and any of the myriad of other security solutions layered behind the firewall.

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Lessons from the Next-Gen CASB's Sales Kickoff

By Dean Hickman-Smith  |  January 16, 2018 at 5:03 AM  | 

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Bitglass has just concluded its 2018 sales kickoff event – aptly named "Elevate 2018."

We achieved our customer, partner, and team goals, as well as aligned the team on our Next-Gen CASB message.

As we ruminate on the frenetic week, we want to offer some thoughts on what we learned; they should serve you well if you plan to run an SKO in the future.

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Securing the Enterprise for Five Years – Happy Birthday, Bitglass!

By Anurag Kahol  |  January 8, 2018 at 4:33 AM  | 

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As of January 3, 2017, Bitglass is officially five years old! The occasion has led us to reminisce on the last half of a decade. We are incredibly proud of where we've been and are very excited to secure your data for years to come.

When we first embarked on this journey, the term CASB (cloud access security broker) didn't mean anything. However, we saw the power of the cloud, recognized what a force it would become in the enterprise, and understood that data would need to be protected in new ways in the era of the cloud.

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