Total Cloud Security Blog

"Easy Wins" When Securing Slack

By Kevin Sheu  |  August 4, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
In 2019, Slack reached the 12 million daily user mark, which is likely even higher today as the remote workforce has surged, making the tool a foundational part of corporate and enterprise environments. When your teams, both internal and external, are working in Slack to send files, share sensitive information, and cross communicate between groups, it is incredibly difficult to track what information is being distributed. On top of that, it is nearly impossible to tell which information is sensitive and should be controlled. The characteristics that make Slack easy to use and collaborate with also make it easy to leak information or download potentially risky files.
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Bitglass Security Spotlight: Over 200k Instacart Users’ Data Is Being Sold on Dark Web

By Juan Lugo  |  July 27, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Here are the top stories of recent weeks:

  • Instacart Customer Data for Sale on Dark Web
  • 17 Million users exposed on SaaS platform
  • First American Financial Corp. Charged Over 2019 Breach
  • COVID-19 Research Data Hacked by Chinese Contractors
  • University of York, the Latest Victim of a Data Breach
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Bitglass Security Spotlight: Over 15 Billion Usernames and Passwords Are Now Available on the Dark Web

By Juan Lugo  |  July 15, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Here are the top stories of recent weeks:

  • Bank Details to Streaming Services, It Is All Available on the Dark Web
  • North Korea Is Linked to a Recent Cyberattack on US Enterprises
  • TikTok Mobile App on the Verge of Being Banned Due to Surveillance Concerns
  • Serious Security Concerns Over Smartwatch Tracker API Vulnerability
  • Nearly 100k Customers Exposed in Leaky Database Belonging to Fitness Platform
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SmartEdge is a Key Enabler for a Modern Remote Workforce

By Jonathan Andresen  |  July 6, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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To protect enterprise data, IT teams have to counter risks on two fronts: (a) insider risks, i.e. threats from within the organization, such as employees handling sensitive data and (b) outsider risks, i.e. those originating from malicious external sources.

Data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities within a CASB (Cloud Access Security Brokers) solution have emerged as the most effective platform to prevent legitimate remote users from accidentally or maliciously sharing business data that could put an organization at risk.  Providing visibility into all types of cloud-based applications (SaaS, IaaS and PaaS) running across all types of devices, both managed and unmanaged, is a prerequisite for securing business data against insider threats. Add-in real-time access control, and threat protection for managed apps, and IT has the full toolset needed to fast track cloud adoption while de-risking breaches caused by internal users.

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