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Microsoft Workplace Join Part 2: Defusing the Security Timebomb

By Chris Higgins  |  April 30, 2018 at 4:59 AM  | 

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In my last post, I introduced Microsoft Workplace Join. It’s a really convenient feature that can automatically log users in to corporate accounts from any devices of their choosing. However, this approach essentially eliminates all sense of security.

So, if you’re a sane and rational security professional (or even if you’re not), you clearly want to disable this feature immediately. Your options?

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Microsoft Workplace Join Part 1: The Security Timebomb

By Chris Higgins  |  April 25, 2018 at 4:48 AM  | 

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It’s no secret that enterprise users wish to access work data and applications from a mix of both corporate and personal devices. In order to help facilitate this mix of devices, Microsoft has introduced a new feature called Workplace Join into Azure Active Directory, Microsoft’s cloud-based directory and identity service. While the intent of streamlining user access to work-related data is helpful, the delivery of this feature has resulted in a large security gap - one that can’t easily be disabled. This is another example of an app vendor optimizing for user experience ahead of appropriate controls and protections - demonstrating the basis for the cloud app shared responsibility model and the need for third party security solutions like cloud access security brokers (CASBs).

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What You Should Know When Moving to Office 365

By Mike Schuricht  |  March 14, 2018 at 4:23 AM  | 

When organizations deploy cloud applications, traditional, on-premises security solutions prove unable to provide comprehensive data protection. As Office 365 becomes increasingly common among businesses, they must rethink their security strategies and adopt next-gen solutions that can protect their data in the cloud. The below video discusses this journey to cloud apps like Office 365.

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Reflections: Gartner Catalyst

By Jacob Serpa  |  August 28, 2017 at 6:00 AM  | 

Skyscrapers and the Children's Pond at sunset, in San Diego, California..jpegLast week, Bitglass participated in Gartner Catalyst, a conference designed to educate organizations’ technical staffs. Whether it was from conversations at Bitglass’ booth, or from Gartner and vendor speaking sessions, a number of trends consistently bubbled to the surface.

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