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Next-Gen CASB Blog

Unsanctioned Apps in the Enterprise

By Prasidh Srikanth  |  February 11, 2019 at 4:54 AM  | 
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Today, organizations leverage a plethora of software applications to enhance productivity, increase collaboration, and evolve their businesses. Some of these applications are IT approved and are purchased with a license by the organization at large; for example, Office 365, Slack, or Salesforce. These are referred to as licenced, managed, and sanctioned applications, but they all fall under the same app category (these titles can be used interchangeably).

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Finance: A Cloud Security Investigation (CSI)

By Will Houcheime  |  January 30, 2019 at 4:56 AM  | 
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In a recent Bitglass Security Spotlight, we enumerated the risks associated with failing to implement proper data and threat protection in financial services. Financial organizations are often targeted by hackers who are looking to seize personally identifiable information (PII) and nonpublic personal information (NPI) – this information is useful for identity theft and lucrative to sell on the dark web. Data loss prevention (DLP) and access controls are obvious priorities, and while employees generally use managed devices in the financial industry, data leakage is still a common occurrence.

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The Early Bird Gets the Virus

By Kevin Lee  |  March 5, 2018 at 4:41 AM  | 

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Most people have heard of the proverb, "The early bird gets the worm." The part that many haven't heard is the followup, "But the second mouse gets the cheese." The latter proverb makes a lot of sense when you apply it to the current state of virus and malware detection. 

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Are Your Sync Clients Really Safe?

By Chantelle Patel  |  June 14, 2017 at 2:27 PM  | 

sabri-tuzcu-182689.jpgBox introduced their new client sync app today called Box Drive. The desktop app will allow enterprise users to access all Box files directly from the desktop, saving time and money. While apps like Box Drive make accessing data easier, they introduce a major means of data leakage if not properly secured. Enterprises using these apps have few means of controlling which users and devices are able to access data. Unmanaged device access in particular poses a major threat to the organization.

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