Cloud Security - how is 2017 shaping up?

Posted by: Ed Macnair  /  07 February 2017 09:42:36 GMT

With January rapidly becoming a distant memory, and as all those New Year good intentions get left by the wayside, I am pleased to report the race to the cloud continues apace.

But as enterprises embrace the cloud to help their businesses become more agile and responsive, they invariably encounter more security threats and become more susceptible to breaches from multiple channels. Legacy security technologies simply lag behind, as they just weren’t designed to deal with these threats.

So in this complex world, what do we think are the big up and coming cloud security trends? Here we take a look at our top five…

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Topics: Cloud, Security, CensorNet, Cloud Application Control, CASB, Apps, cac

Cloud Security issues aren’t unknown

Posted by: Ed Macnair  /  19 December 2016 11:43:51 GMT

When Cloud was the new kid on the block, the risk of adoption was simply too variable and therefore untenable but that didn’t really matter. It was gathering such momentum the security market simply couldn’t keep up. So in line with tradition, the easiest option was to get the big red stamp out and mark it ‘unsafe’ and hope it would go away.

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Topics: Cloud, Security, Web Security, Cloud Application Control, Email security

Five ways your apps are putting you at risk – and what to do about it…

Posted by: Steph Locke  /  19 December 2016 11:14:11 GMT

Businesses are lapping up mobile and cloud applications faster than iPads get snapped up at an Apple flash sale. Buoyed by seeing the impact applications have had on the lives of consumers, businesses are keen to benefit from the collaboration, flexibility and productivity boost applications bring. But they come with a serious risk warning.

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Topics: Cloud, Cloud Application Control, Apps

CensorNet shortlisted for two Computing Security Awards

Posted by: Ed Macnair  /  19 December 2016 08:47:12 GMT

We’re delighted to say that we’ve been named a finalist in two categories at this year’s Computing Security Awards! The awards recognize the best security solutions, companies, resellers and individuals in the industry – and we’re in the running for Cloud Security Solution of the Year and SME Security Solution of the Year.

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Topics: Cloud, Security, Awards

A CIO and an Entrepreneur walk into a bar…

Posted by: Ed Macnair  /  19 December 2016 08:37:22 GMT

One arbitrary Google search of ‘Shadow IT’ will instantly present a buffet of opinion; not to mention some of the most spurious marketing images in the history of the internet.

That’s the trouble with the tech sector, a genuine issue arises and before you can say the words ‘Please. Just. Stop’; everyone (and I mean everyone) has a ‘solution’ and a ‘marketing strapline’ for it. You only have to look at how many times BYOD was rinsed and repeated over the last decade to know where I’m coming from.

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Topics: Cloud, Security, Cloud Application Control, CASB

Regulation, remote working and the public sector – the ultimate balancing act?

Posted by: David Hald  /  14 June 2016 13:48:54 BST

Remote working in the public sector has never been a comfortable fit. The potential network vulnerabilities send shivers down the spines of even the most hardened public sector IT managers. Think of the data sensitivity for a hospital or a police force - you can imagine the fall out if a breach were to happen. So it’s little wonder the public sector is late to the remote working party.

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Topics: Authentication in the Cloud, Cloud, Multi-factor Authentication, Security, Public Sector, Remote Access

‘The frankly unstoppable rise of Cloud Application Control’

Posted by: Ed Macnair  /  21 April 2016 15:05:59 BST

Once upon a time, not so long ago, we sought only to protect the Internet and Cloud Applications were simply the unruly, unknown beast that were yet to be tamed or understood. Times however have undoubtedly changed and as a consequence traditional security as we knew it, has been unceremoniously exposed to lack the flexibility demanded by the market it seeks to serve.

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Topics: Authentication in the Cloud, Cloud, Security

“Catch us if you can” – What CensorNet’s acquisition of SMS PASSCODE really means

Posted by: Ed Macnair  /  04 April 2016 14:36:41 BST

If we’ve done our job well and the PR wheels are spinning as they should, then you’ve probably seen the recent press release detailing CensorNet’s acquisition of SMS PASSCODE. To say that I’m feeling a little bit pleased about it, would be the textbook definition of a gross understatement.

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Topics: Authentication in the Cloud, Cloud, Multi-factor Authentication, Security, SMS PASSCODE, CensorNet

Why Multi-factor Authentication for Your Salesforce CRM can't Wait

Posted by: David Hald  /  10 June 2015 15:15:00 BST

Your Salesforce CRM stores the data for all of your customers, your potential customers and your pipeline. Can you imagine if this information fell into the wrong hands? Or even worse, if it was destroyed?

Many customers think that if they have data in the cloud, Salesforce is taking care of security and their data is protected. But if last year’s high number of breaches taught us anything, it’s that hackers not only find creative new ways to break through security but also still rely on tried-and-true methods like stolen or guessed passwords. The bottom line is that passwords alone are no longer enough to authenticate users accessing your CRM.

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Topics: Cloud, Multi-factor Authentication, Security, Salesforce

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