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Next-Gen CASB Blog

First American Breach Retrospective

By Paul Sullivan  |  June 10, 2019 at 4:57 AM  | 
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Krebs On Security recently broke the news that First American, a major financial services corporation, had about 885 million real estate documents exposed on its website, with records dating back to 2003. First American is one of the largest providers of real estate title insurance, and these documents contained sensitive information such as Social Security numbers as well as financial data belonging to individuals and small businesses.

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Financial Services: Counting on CASBs

By Will Houcheime  |  April 24, 2019 at 4:56 AM  | 

 

Financial institutions handle a great deal of sensitive data and are highly conscientious of where they store and process it. Nevertheless, they are aware of the many benefits that they can gain by using cloud applications. In order to embrace the cloud’s myriad advantages without compromising the security of their data, financial institutions have been turning to cloud access security brokers (CASBs). To find out why, check out our latest episode of Glass Class.

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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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Bitglass Security Spotlight: Financial Services Facing Cyberattacks

By Will Houcheime  |  December 5, 2018 at 4:53 AM  | 
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Here are the top cybersecurity stories of recent weeks: 

  • Customer information exposed in Bankers Life hack
  • American Express India leaves customers defenseless
  • Online HSBC accounts breached
  • Millions of dollars taken from major Pakistani banks
  • U.S. government infrastructure accessed via DJI drones
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