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Cloud Security Governance, Risk and Compliance

Protecting against cyberthreats and the whole cybersecurity landscape is changing fast, with new threats and vulnerabilities appearing daily. Gartner’s 2019 Audit Key Risks and Priorities Survey showed 77% of audit departments plan to cover cybersecurity detection and prevention in audit activities. To make sure their data network is secure, businesses need to face security risks and protect [...]

March 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Key to a Secure Digital Transformation Is Data Insight

The pressure is on for IT leadership to guide their organizations through digital transformation. Cloud services compose the modern toolbox for IT to accelerate and enable their businesses. Cloud platforms power more agile product development, better customer service, and big data processing solutions that can create a company’s competitive edge. Digital transformation does not work [...]

March 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Sharing isn’t Caring – Secure Your Cloud Collaboration

Our data lives in the cloud, and as we learned in our latest Cloud Adoption & Risk Report, nearly a quarter of it requires protection to limit our risk. However, the risk of exposure is counter to one of the key tenets of many cloud services—collaboration. Cloud storage services like Box, or productivity suites like Office [...]

February 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cloud Security Risks– It’s not black and white

The people writing software for self-driving cars are having difficulties. Telling a car to stop at a red light is relatively easy, but recent articles have pointed out the difficulties of merging into fast moving traffic, dealing with roundabouts and updated roadwork.  In IT security we experience some of the same issues – the basic [...]

February 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cloud Computing Security Risks Breakdown

The use of cloud services is ubiquitous—we’ve seen this rise over the past decade to the point where many of our organizations couldn’t function today without the cloud. Critical to this growth is the understanding that data, and most importantly sensitive data, now lives in the cloud and must be protected. In our last survey [...]

January 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Sharing isn’t Caring – Secure Your Cloud Collaboration

Our data lives in the cloud and nearly a quarter of it requires protection to limit our risk. However, the risk of exposure is counter to one of the key tenets of many cloud services—collaboration. Cloud storage services like Box, or productivity suites like Office 365 are used to increase the fluidity of collaboration. But [...]

January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 Reasons Top CISOs Trust Okta with Their Toughest Security Challenges

With Gartner predicting that 80% of companies will close their data centres completely by 2025, it’s clear that companies are embracing cloud-based infrastructure. How we work has changed; employees are increasingly mobile, and our IT environments are far more complex. As attack surfaces broaden and incidents of credential theft skyrocket, most CISOs have come to the [...]

December 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Innovating Data Loss Prevention: From Device to Cloud

Companies of all sizes are adopting cloud-based services, such as Microsoft Office 365, as a way to give their end-users greater flexibility and easier access to core business applications.  This requires corporate IT departments to re-examine their current data security posture such as data loss prevention (DLP) policies to better monitor and control sensitive data [...]

December 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eight Security Capabilities You Need to Protect Your Amazon Web Services Infrastructure

The worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) public cloud market grew 31 percent in 2016 to total $22.1 billion, up from $16.8 billion in 2015, and is expected to show the fastest growth over the next five years compared to platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS), according to Gartner. With increasing adoption of IaaS platforms, we also see [...]

November 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Women Are the Future of Cloud Security

In 2017, the Women in Cybersecurity Survey Report noted that only 11% of cybersecurity jobs are held by women. Of the women that were surveyed, 50% identified gender discrimination as a reason why there are so few women in cybersecurity, while 28% stated that they didn’t feel valued at work. The survey also revealed that the overall [...]

November 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments