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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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Saturday Morning Security Spotlight

By Jacob Serpa  |  November 18, 2017 at 7:13 AM  | 
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The top cybersecurity stories of the week revolved around malware and breaches. Infections and data theft remain very threatening realities for the enterprise.

400 Million Malware Infections in Q3 of 2017

In the last few months, malware has successfully infected hundred of millions of devices around the world. As time passes, threats will continue to become more sophisticated, effective, and global in reach. To defend themselves, organizations must remain informed about current malware trends. 

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Second Gen CASBs Take the Lead

By Mike Schuricht  |  September 15, 2017 at 11:28 AM  | 

alesia-kazantceva-283291.jpgInterest in cloud security continues to increase as enterprises move to adopt cloud applications, with cloud access security brokers becoming the de facto security choice. Agile, cloud-first organizations are leading the charge to these more flexible applications, but now, large, security conscious, regulated companies are also going cloud. Security is a key pillar for all that adopt these apps.

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EU: Companies Lack Unilateral Right to Monitor Employees

By Salim Hafid  |  September 5, 2017 at 4:58 PM  | 

EU.jpgIn a major victory for privacy advocates, Europe's Court of Human Rights has ruled on organizations' abilities to monitor employee communications with limited consent. While precedent set in 2016 gave employers blanket ability to monitor traffic "to verify that the employees are completing their professional tasks during working hours", the new decision means employers across Europe will have to significantly curtail their data collection initiatives.

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