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Bitglass Rising: 2017 and Beyond

By Dean Hickman-Smith  |  December 14, 2017 at 5:13 AM  | 

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Over the last year, Bitglass has grown tremendously. We’ve traveled hundreds of thousands of miles to speak with cloud security thought leaders, interviewed hundreds of people, and recruited outstanding professionals to open operations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Latin America - not to mention our expanding US team. We’ve signed and enabled sixty-eight channel partners and launched major initiatives with Singtel, Optus, Cylance, and Boldon James. Soon we will be adding another significant ecosystem partner that will give us access to over 400 additional sellers.

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Cloud Access Security Brokers: Past, Present, and Future

By Jacob Serpa  |  December 6, 2017 at 6:03 AM  | 

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Leading cloud access security brokers (CASBs) currently provide data protection, threat protection, identity management, and visibility. However, this has not always been the case.  Since the inception of the CASB market, cloud access security brokers have offered a variety of tools and undergone a number of evolutions. For organizations to ensure that they are adopting the correct solutions and adequately protecting their data, they must understand the past, present, and future of CASBs. 

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Insider Threats, Machine Learning, and the Next-Gen CASB

By Kevin Gee  |  November 30, 2017 at 6:06 AM  | 

Silhouette of human head with gears mechanism instead of brain.jpegOne of the biggest dangers to application security is that of the insider threat. This ranges from users who unknowingly expose credentials and sensitive data to external parties, to disgruntled employees who act against the company's interests. These threats are difficult to prevent with common security configurations and are big reasons why user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) is such a common buzzword within the security industry.  

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Reflections: Gartner Symposium Barcelona

By Dean Hickman-Smith  |  November 21, 2017 at 6:01 AM  | 

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Bitglass just attended the Gartner Symposium conference in Barcelona. Despite concerns that cloud is not yet top of mind for organizations in Spain, the number of conference attendees indicated otherwise. Bitglass' VP of Europe (Eduard Meelhuysen) and I made a point to walk around the show floor to assess the current state of cloud. Clearly, demand for cloud security is a global phenomenon. 

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