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Next-Gen CASB Blog

Glass Class: Mitigating Risk before Shadow IT

By Will Houcheime  |  June 5, 2019 at 4:56 AM  | 

 

In today’s cloud-first world, employees are sometimes trusted to manage their own projects, giving them freedom to work with the tools of their choosing to complete their tasks. Occasionally, these tools are cloud applications that organizations are not made aware of, making them a security risk that can expose sensitive data. Consequently, organizations have been leveraging a tool called shadow IT discovery. In this way, companies gain insight into what employees are using and how risky these unsanctioned applications truly are.


Shadow IT discovery is important; however, it shouldn’t be the first step to securing your data in the cloud. In our latest Glass Class, we talk about steps that you should prioritize before investigating the unmanaged applications used in your organization. Want to find out more? Watch the latest episode of Glass Class below.

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Cloud Security Needs in Higher Education

By Will Houcheime  |  March 4, 2019 at 4:56 AM  | 

 

Organizations in higher education have a unique set of challenges when it comes to cybersecurity. They store and process a wide variety of data in the course of their day-to-day operations and, consequently, must also comply with a complicated set of regulatory demands. In the latest episode of Glass Class, learn what organizations in education must be aware of, and what they can do to securely make use of the cloud. To see more, watch the video below.

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Education: A Cloud Security Investigation (CSI)

By Will Houcheime  |  January 21, 2019 at 4:54 AM  | 
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Cloud computing is now widely used in higher education. It has become an indispensable tool for both the institutions themselves and their students. This is mainly because cloud applications, such as such as G Suite and Microsoft Office 365, come with built-in sharing and collaboration functionality – they are designed for efficiency, teamwork, and flexibility. This, when combined with the fact that education institutions tend to receive massive discounts from cloud service providers, has led to a cloud adoption rate in education that surpasses that of every other industry. Naturally, this means that education institutions need to find a cloud security solution that can protect their data wherever it goes.

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CASBs and Education's Flight to the Cloud

By Jacob Serpa  |  February 16, 2018 at 5:03 AM  | 

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Cloud is becoming an integral part of modern organizations seeking productivity and flexibility. For higher education, cloud enables online course creation, dynamic collaboration on research documents, and more. As many cloud services like G Suite are discounted or given to educational institutions for free, adoption is made even simpler. However, across the multiple use cases in education, comprehensive security solutions must be used to protect data wherever it goes. The vertical as a whole needs real-time protection on any app, any device, anywhere.

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