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Bitglass Security Spotlight: Google, GDPR, & Homeland Security

By Will Houcheime  |  February 13, 2019 at 4:56 AM  | 
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Here are the top cybersecurity stories of recent weeks: 

  • Google fails GDPR guidelines, fined $57 million
  • U.S. Homeland Security issues hijack warnings
  • Unprotected server exposes four million applications
  • 24 million sensitive banking documents exposed
  • Over 100 million casino bets leaked

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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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The Perfect Sales Kickoff

By Dean Hickman-Smith  |  February 6, 2019 at 4:54 AM  | 
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The Perfect Sales Kick Off

SKO ‘19 is in the bag, the team has left, and it feels like the party has ended. It is now time to reflect. Did we achieve our goals? What did we learn?

  • Is the team motivated? Yes ✔

  • Did we manage to educate them? Yes ✔

  • Are we aligned on messaging, strategy, philosophy, and being a cohesive global team? Yes ✔

  • Did we celebrate our success? Yes, enthusiastically ✔✔

  • Were there zero HR violations, injuries, or arrests? YES ✔✔✔

In that case, we can officially call Bitglass SKO ‘19 a rip-roaring success.

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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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