Essentials for Cloud Access and Security Management Success

Cloud Access and Security Management
A crucial part of cloud security involves managing user identities, their permissions, and resources they have access to.  This can be an extremely challenging task for organizations who may have users accessing public cloud resources from a number of different devices and networks. Additionally, organizations may be utilizing multiple clouds and managing access across all of those public clouds. Most public cloud vendors today provide cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM) frameworks to help facilitate and secure users’ identities and access to resources.

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Data Breach in the Cloud: How to Prevent, Avoid and Reduce

How to Reduce, Prevent and Avoid Data Breaches in the Cloud
Today, organizations are placing more data as well as infrastructure in the public cloud. Public cloud has made it possible for organizations to be much more efficient, agile, and to integrate new technologies much more quickly. However, with all the benefits that public cloud brings to the table in regard to features and functionality, there are concerns when we think about the security of public cloud data and the accessibility of public cloud data when it exists in someone else’s data center.

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How to Address the Cloud Security Gap with API based CASB

How to address the cloud security gap with API based CASBs

In today’s world of hybrid cloud infrastructures using both on-premise resources as well as public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), the security boundary lines are being blurred for organizations taking advantage of public cloud resources. While hosting infrastructure both on-premise and in the public cloud, organizations have to address cyber security concerns as well as enforce compliance of on-premise network security policies with infrastructure that lives in the cloud.

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Cyber Security Awareness and Risk Management

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Cyber Security Awareness

In this article we will learn how to address and effectively respond to major enterprise cybersecurity threats and provide tips to mitigate IT security risk. Today, cyber security incidents lead to significant damage, alarming organizations of all types and  sizes in different geographic locations. In 2017 the following primary sectors, increasingly turning to cloud, file-sharing services, and big data technology, top the list of  the most high-target industry verticals vulnerable to cyber-attacks:

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Google Team Drives: 10 Benefits Every Enterprise Must Know

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What is Google Team Drives?

Google Team Drives is a revolutionary user-centric enterprise storage management system designed with enterprise team collaboration patterns in mind. Digital technologies are continuously changing the way people work today. Innovation is in Google’s DNA, and by being focused on core business processes, the company has put over a thousand hours of the user experience research engineers into this. Imagine that there are nearly 800 million monthly active users of Drive with trillions of files stored on Google Drive, representing enterprises’ knowledge.

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How Ransomware Hackers Cash Out Bitcoins

Research at Google presented a study on the ransomware ecosystem recently. The research talks about a variety of popular topics such as the flow of ransom payments from a victim to a hacker and also ways to exchange bitcoins, either by purchasing them or cashing them out. The study also uses graphs to show annual incomes of Locky, Cerber and WannaCry malwares, and the rise of Ransomware as a service, where anyone can become a hacker.

Main points:

  • Tracing cash outs of ransom payments.

Tracing payments through the bitcoin chain

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G Suite for Education Backup and Security

G Suite for Education Backup and Security
G Suite for Education backup and security should be taken seriously as GSFE (formerly known as Google Apps for Education) puts creative, nimble, and flexible learning at the center of the educational experience.

The global higher education system has expanded over the last 15 years in traditional and new markets. The ideas of equity, responsiveness, diversity, and institutional accessibility lie at the heart of this transformation process.

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Tips on Google Team Drives Ransomware Protection

Google Team Drives Ransomware Protection

Google Backup and Sync, along with Google Drive File Stream are the newest Google Apps that simplify the process of synchronizing files from computer to Google cloud. They quickly stream files from the hard drive and save time and storage for enterprise users. However, few people know that Drive File Stream comes with sufficient security risks to the most important teams’ files – Team Drives. 

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