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Why ransomware is now beyond a CISO concern

Posted by Marcos Colón on Jun 15, 2021

In an unprecedented move, President Biden publicly and privately has been putting pressure on global leaders for harboring known cybercriminals who have launched attacks on U.S.-based organizations. FBI Director Christopher Wray likened today’s cybersecurity threats to the September 11 attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., and other officials, including Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, have hinted that military action would be considered if it would protect the U.S. from cybercriminals backed by nation-states.

 

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Tags: SWG, Remote Working, secure web gateway

Web-based threats your organization needs to prepare for

Posted by Marcos Colón on Jun 10, 2021

The modern business faces a bevy of threats every day, and knowing which ones are likely to reach your network makes all the difference. Recent reports suggest that web-based attacks are the most common and make victims of unsuspecting employees who are likely to click on a malicious link or download a dangerous attachment.

 

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Tags: SWG, Remote Working, secure web gateway

Alphabet soup 2021: The cybersecurity acronyms that matter most

Posted by Mark Guntrip on Jun 8, 2021

We’re in the midst of a massive transformation in which security professionals around the world are radically rethinking how they protect the enterprise from modern threats. Users are spreading out from corporate headquarters—logging in from remote offices, customer sites, coffee shops, and dining room tables. At the same time, modern applications are moving from a static monolithic architecture to the microservices model, in which they’re split up into dozens or even hundreds of pieces and pushed out to multiple cloud providers. Security, designed to protect the perimeter, is slowly evolving to meet these new realities.

 

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Tags: SWG, SASE, secure web gateway

The Convergence of SWG and CASB

Posted by Mark Guntrip on Jun 3, 2021

 

Security teams within organizations have grown keen on adopting the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture as business data, applications, and workforces “left the building” during the pandemic and moved into the cloud. Security solutions have reluctantly followed along during the digital transformation of the last two years or so. And it’s true that SASE promises to underpin the “work anytime, anywhere” model that competitive companies and their digital workforces are seeking. 

 

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Tags: SWG, Remote Working, CASB, secure web gateway

How remote work forced the enterprise’s hand at cybersecurity

Posted by Marcos Colón on May 27, 2021

The last 18 months proved to be quite challenging for businesses both large and small. But if we spotlight enterprises, the drastic changes introduced due to remote workforces caused a paradigm shift in the way work is protected. 

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Tags: SWG, Remote Working, secure web gateway

The journey to SASE: Four critical steps to take

Posted by Mark Guntrip on May 25, 2021

As remote and hybrid work models become the norm and mass migration of application workloads to the cloud accelerates, the need to evolve the underlying infrastructure is much discussed and the benefits of a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) approach to a next-generation architecture are now widely documented. A much tighter convergence and integration of network connectivity and security functions secures work from anywhere at any time—as demanded by modern businesses while they transform to digital—and ensures that workers remain productive, and work is optimized.

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Tags: SWG, Remote Working, SASE, secure web gateway

Top five considerations for migrating to a cloud SWG

Posted by Marcos Colón on May 20, 2021

As business processes and modern work evolve, security must adapt along the way. Overnight, companies are becoming global and dependent on cloud services to enable their anytime, anywhere workforce. And while the global COVID-19 pandemic forced employees to work from home, organizations are now adopting hybrid models of working that promote flexibility—not only from a location standpoint, but also when it comes to devices.

 

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Tags: SWG, Remote Working, secure web gateway

What’s the relationship between SASE and Zero Trust?

Posted by Mark Guntrip on May 18, 2021

There’s never been a better time to be a threat actor. The acceleration of digital transformation and a highly distributed mobile workforce have greatly expanded threat surfaces across enterprise networks, leaving organizations exposed to cyberattacks.

 

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Tags: SWG, Remote Working, SASE, secure web gateway, Secure Access Service Edge

The skinny on SASE: Why it’s primed to secure the cloud-first enterprise

Posted by Mark Guntrip on May 13, 2021

Just about everything today happens in the cloud—except security. Employees do most of their work there, and their critical tools like SaaS applications and email are found there. Even much of an organization’s data is located there. Naturally, security needs to be there as well.

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Tags: SWG, Secure Remote Worker, Remote Working, SaaS, SASE, secure web gateway, Secure Access Service Edge

Secure Web Gateway (SWG) 101: Your primer to an isolation-based approach to cybersecurity

Posted by Jack Miller on May 11, 2021

The world is constantly changing. Modern applications are moving to the cloud. Users are moving to the edge. And security…well, security seems stuck in the past, when the hub-and-spoke model was all the rage. It’s no secret that security transformation is seriously lagging behind digital and cloud transformation as a critical enterprise initiative. But securing the network is equally as important as enabling productivity. Fast, reliable access to applications in the data center and the cloud is critical, but you don’t want the drive to enable accessibility to put the enterprise at risk from web-based threats.

 

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Tags: SWG, Secure Remote Worker, SASE

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