Cloud Access Security Brokers: 2020

Cloud Access Security Brokers: 2020

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The biggest cloud security trend in the near term is the rapidly expanding cloud footprint that the typical enterprise must secure. O rganizations are quickly moving beyond the core group of 8-10 apps, like Office 365 and Salesforce, that really defined the first few years of the enterprise cloud. While ... Read More
The New Outlook: AJAX-VM

The New Outlook: AJAX-VM

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Waking up in the morning to the surprise of a freshly redesigned cloud application is the tiniest little bit like Christmas morning (yes, I know we're past Christmas, but I'm running with this anyway). You first notice a new font, color scheme, maybe even a new menu or icons. The ... Read More
Office 365 Security Licensing and Pricing - 2019 Edition

Office 365 Security Licensing and Pricing – 2019 Edition

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In late 2017, I wrote a post, Office 365 Security Licensing Demystified, to help clarify the dizzying array of cloud security licensing options available from Microsoft, and how those options compare in both price and functionality to the Bitglass Next-Gen Cloud Access Security Broker. Both vendors have continued to develop ... Read More
Big Rocks

Rocks, Pebbles, Shadow IT

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Way back in 2013/14, Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) were first deployed to identify Shadow IT, or unsanctioned cloud applications. At the time, the prevailing mindset amongst security professionals was that cloud was bad, and discovering Shadow IT was viewed as the first step towards stopping the spread of cloud ... Read More