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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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Pwned Passwords – Have Your Credentials Been Stolen?

By Paul Sullivan  |  August 15, 2018 at 4:28 AM  | 

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Data breaches now seem to be a daily occurrence. In recent months, Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) introduced Pwned Passwords, which allows you to securely check your password against a database of breach data. There are over 280 breaches in the database, and that's only the tip of the iceberg. Breaches aren't just a problem for the users who lose their data, but for the companies responsible for it.   

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The Wall Street Journal Names Bitglass the Top Tech Company

By Jacob Serpa  |  August 8, 2018 at 4:10 AM  | 

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The Next-Gen CASB has been very busy in recent weeks. Bitglass has been winning awards, gaining media attention, developing strategic partnerships, advancing its technologies, signing new customers, and much more. So, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the Next-Gen CASB's recent successes; specifically, earning recognition from The Wall Street Journal, partnering with Okta, and winning the Visionary Vendor of the Year award.   

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How to Surf the Tidal Wave of SaaS Apps: A CASB Story

By Mike Schuricht  |  May 7, 2018 at 4:45 AM  | 

More and more cloud apps are arising every day, creating a massive SaaS tidal wave. These apps can offer increased efficiency for their users, expose data to malicious hackers, and be used by employees looking to steal data. Regardless of the motive behind using it, shadow IT causes the enterprise to lose visibility and control over where its data is going and who is accessing it. As such, organizations cannot stand idly by as their data slips through their fingers; rather, they must find a way to ride the ever-growing wave of SaaS apps.

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