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Ignorance is Bliss… for Hackers

By Woodrow Mosqueda  |  June 22, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 

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Imagine standing in front of the CEO and company board of directors, asking them for a check for an obscene amount of money to pay off hackers that are holding critical data hostage and disrupting the company business. 

I am sure many of you are cringing at the very thought of this and have blocked this uncomfortable scenario from your mind; instead hoping that your company’s current security strategy is enough to prevent becoming the next victim of a high-profile data breach or ransomware attack.

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Will New Executive Order on Cybersecurity Fast Track Zero Trust?

By Jonathan Andresen  |  June 8, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 

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On May 12, US President Biden issued a landmark executive order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity that signals the need for governments and enterprises alike to boost their cyber defenses around the principles of zero trust in their fight against cybercrime. In the wake of recent high-profile attacks such as the Colonial Pipeline incident and the SolarWinds breach, this expansive initiative lays the foundation for new cybersecurity best practices, increased communication between federal and private sectors, and new standards around cybersecurity incident handling.

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Perspectives: Gartner’s Strategic Roadmap for SASE Convergence

By Kevin Sheu  |  June 2, 2021 at 9:46 AM  | 
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Gartner recently published the 2021 Strategic Roadmap for SASE Convergence, outlining the migration to a Secure Access Services Edge (SASE) architecture. In it, the document acknowledges that the transition to a complete SASE model will take time. Beyond the practical challenges that come with refresh cycles, staff expertise, and the maturity of SASE offerings to truly harness the collective power of a converged architecture; it reflects a broader point of guidance: teams need to develop a three- to five-year roadmap for SASE. That guidance coincides with a period when organizations are beginning to plan for their future after one of the most disruptive global periods in recent history.

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Malware in the Cloud: Odds Are You’re Infected

By Nate Springer  |  May 4, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 


SaaS and BYOD Malware or ATPMalware attacks increased by 358% in 2020, while ransomware attacks, in particular, increased by 435%. Additionally, malware is targeting cloud apps more than ever before, and, at any given moment, 44% of organizations have malware in at least one of their cloud apps. These are all numbers that should give everyone pause. What are you doing to protect your SaaS from malware? It’s critically important, because the odds are that you’re already infected. 

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