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Locking Down the Cloud: Dealing with Complexity

I love this illustration from a recent Netskope Cloud Report. The IT guy, standing in his dinghy, is estimating that he has 40-50 cloud apps running in his enterprise. But check out that submerged iceberg: it’s more like 397! That’s nearly 10x the IT estimate. You’ll notice that Netskope also... Weiterlesen

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Locking Down the Cloud: Freeing the Cloud

When I started talking to cloud experts about automation and security, I thought that we’d spend most of our time discussing how automation reduces human error (and deliberate malfeasance). And how it frees up IT time for higher value activities. It does both of those things, of course. But I also... Weiterlesen

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Locking Down the Cloud: Taking Advantage of Automation

I was nursing a strong cup of coffee when I spoke to Marc Boorshtein, the chief technology officer at Tremelo Security, an identity service broker that enables enterprises to integrate new applications very quickly. The coffee was crucial, because Marc decided, as an example, to go through the... Weiterlesen

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Locking Down the Cloud: Leveraging the Ecosystem

Ryan Scheuermann recently came up with a good metaphor to describe the difference between managing security on your own servers, and using a cloud-based service. “When you’re working with bare metal in your own location, it’s all up to you. It’s like the wild west,” he said. “When you’re hosted... Weiterlesen

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Locking Down the Cloud

Over the last few years, IT departments have gotten increasingly comfortable with cloud technology, by which I mean cloud security. Because as one IT analyst put it recently, “When it comes to the cloud, security is the number one concern. And number two isn’t even close.” But 2014 could be the... Weiterlesen

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