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Shift your web security to the Cloud, for the Cloud

Locking down privileged accounts is a basic security tenet and a priority for servers. Unfortunately, in many organisations, the same level of concern and control is rarely applied to workstations. Yet for many years, individual desktops/laptops have contained as much sensitive information as servers. 

Splunk’s Essential Guide to Security 2021

High-profile breaches, global ransomware attacks and the scourge of cryptomining are good enough reasons why your organisation needs to collect, leverage and understand the right data. You’ll also need to implement the right processes and procedures, often alongside new technologies, methods and requirements–all with an ever-increasing velocity and variety of machine data.

Netskope Adoption Guide for SASE

Enterprise IT infrastructures are in the midst of dramatic change, restructuring how employees, IT applications and data are deployed and consumed. Digital transformation initiatives have accelerated the move of corporate data to the cloud, complicated by a disbursement of employees who have become increasingly mobile yet, still require secure access with a consistent user experience.

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Okta Ransomware Advice: 5 Things IT Leaders Need to Know

The following whitepaper explains, in detail, 5 best practices that every IT leader should implement to combat the factors that are causing the growing ransomware surge. Okta focus in on the security strategies that can be put in place within modern organisations to keep all forms of data safe from cyberattacks.

Splunk's 2022 Predictions for IT & Observability

The world of IT is moving faster, and in more directions at once, than ever. From classic ITOps to DevOps and DevSecOps, Splunk leaders predict key trends for the new year: Serverless: Great idea, with more complexities than most IT teams realise. Edge computing: You’ll get so tired of the buzz, you’ll stop listening. You really shouldn’t. AIOps and observability: Two great tastes that will taste great together, starting now. DevSecOps: In the time it took to say, “Now what?” you’d already adopted it.

How to Manage Cloud Spend with Compliance and
Management with HashiCorp

Cloud efficiency and cost are top of mind for every person who looks at their cloud provider bills. Experts have cited anywhere from 20-35% of many organisations’ cloud spending is wasted. Read more in HashiCorp’s “Unlocking the Cloud Operating Model: Minimising Cloud Waste guide.

Okta Named A Leader In Forrester’s 2021 Identity as a Service for Enterprise Wave

This Forrester report evaluates eleven Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) providers across current offering, strategy, and market presence, and Okta was positioned as a Leader. Okta earned the highest possible score in 14 of the 18 evaluation criteria, including product vision, innovation roadmap, user experience and navigation, and supporting products and services.

Netskope a LEADER 2021 IDC MarketScape for Cloud Security Gateways

Get the full report to see the results of the 2021 Gartner Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer” for SWG. In this report, which summarises reviews from IT decision-makers, you can discover overall ratings, user interest, and adoption reviews by market segment and region and comparison with other vendors.

Netskope Whitepaper: Protecting Data Using Machine Learning

Netskope are embracing AI/ML technology, wherever it is applicable, to build better products, improve efficiency, and use the power of technology. Their advances in integrating ML-based image and document classification with DLP is a testament to their approach. ML classification is more cost efficient, accurate, and secure than the traditional capabilities you might find in other DLP solutions.

Netskope Cloud & Threat Report: July 2021

The risk of data exposure is more apparent than ever due to the growth of enterprise cloud application adoption and shadow IT, increased personal app usage, and third-party app plug-ins.
Additionally, departing employees present disproportionately significant cloud security risks, meaning that if a “Great Resignation” is happening, it might make enterprises even more vulnerable to cloud-borne threats. Get Netskope’s latest report today to learn more about the latest cloud threats affecting enterprises.

Okta's Digital Trust Index Report

What follows is the Okta Digital Trust Index: Okta’s report exploring the human edge of digital trust in a world increasingly shaped by the effects of the pandemic. We conclude with recommendations for individuals, companies and public organisations on how they can build and deliver real, human trust.

Supercharge your IT Monitoring with Splunk

One of the biggest challenges for any IT organization is keeping ahead of the changes in the monitoring landscape. You need to make sure you’re using the best tools and tactics to safeguard your infrastructure and applications. You need to evaluate new technologies and separate the useful from the hype. Analysts and vendors introduce new terms all the time, and keeping track of them can be a big distraction.

Varonis 2021 SaaS Risk Report

This report covers key trends and challenges organizations face when trying to control unsupervised identities and shadow privileges that can put data at risk across a fragmented SaaS & IaaS environment.

Netskope Advanced Analytics

Understanding where the risk lies in your organization requires analyzing data about the applications and security measures in use. However, today’s application surface area extends beyond the enterprise and includes the cloud and web as well. As a result, it has become incredibly difficult and time-consuming for security teams to deliver clear analytics about the organisation’s efforts to protect users and data.

Building a SASE Ready Architecture with Netskope Security Cloud

This white paper highlights how you can integrate the Netskope Security Cloud with your existing security tools to provide a safer, more scalable and less complex infrastructure that meets and exceeds security demands in a cloud-first world.

Next Generation Secure Web Gateway with Netskope

Provides next generation secure web gateway (Next Gen SWG) capabilities to prevent malware, detect advanced threats, filter websites by category, protect data, and control apps and cloud services for any user, location, or device. Single-pass inline proxy unmatched for its ability to decode cloud and web traffic including instance and activity.

2021 Okta Identity for the Internet Overview

Okta is one trusted platform to secure every identity. More than 10,000 organisations trust Okta’s software and APIs to sign in, authorise, and manage users. Organisations use Okta to enable a remote workforce, and to improve the omni-channel fan experience.

SASE and the Seven Forces Shaping Security Transformation Whitepaper

This paper discusses the critical aspects of how to create a security program strategy that is risk-based, aligned with the business, and agile to enable the security program to adjust to the changing business environment. There are seven key forces that impact the security program strategy: Business Strategy, Information Technology Operations, Risk Management and Risk Reporting, Organizational Culture, Adversaries and Threats, Government and Industry Regulations, and Global Social and Economic Forces. 

Designing a SASE Architecture For Dummies Whitepaper

This book will help you develop a roadmap for implementing networking and security projects that will deliver positive, incremental results in the near term while paving the way for a resilient, secure future that’s cloud-first.

Netskope is here to cut through the marketing fluff you receive from all of those other purported SASE vendors. You’ll gain a practical understanding of what SASE is — and isn’t — and be able to future-proof your investments in security and networking to ensure adapting to inevitable changes is as easy and cost-effective as possible.

Netskope Digital Transformation Needs a More Perfect Union

New research from Censuswide, commissioned by Netskope, underscores the very real tensions between network and security teams, and how CIOs, networking leads, and security leads view the current state of the union—or lack thereof. This document will outline several of the key findings and point a way forward for teams that seek better collaboration as they strive for the benefits of a secure, cloud-first SASE architecture.

Netskope NewEdge Whitepaper

As enterprises embrace digital transformation—with their applications and data quickly moving to the cloud and an increasingly remote workforce accessing from everywhere—selecting a cloud-native security platform that delivers real-time security without performance trade-offs is critical.

Top 10 Critical Security Projects in 2021:
How Netskope Can Help

The annual list of top security projects from Gartner provides key insights on where security leaders should focus their limited time and resources to be the most effective at protecting their data, users, and infrastructure. Netskope provides value for each of the top 10 recommended security projects, including many critical capabilities required for the modern cloud security stack.

Splunk’s Essential Guide to Security 2021

High-profile breaches, global ransomware attacks and the scourge of cryptomining are good enough reasons why your organisation needs to collect, leverage and understand the right data. You’ll also need to implement the right processes and procedures, often alongside new technologies, methods and requirements–all with an ever-increasing velocity and variety of machine data.

Okta | Transform the Customer Experience with a
Modern CIAM Solution Whitepaper

Every company today is becoming a technology company as it digitally transforms its customer experiences. With an explosion of devices, rapidly evolving customer requirements, and higher customer expectations for security and privacy, companies who want to succeed must find ways to ensure their customers can engage with their apps or services at any time, from any device, in a secure and safe manner.

7 Key Risk Indicators in the Varonis Active Directory Dashboard Whitepaper | November 2020

All an attacker needs is time and motivation to infiltrate your network. It’s your job to make their efforts to break in and remain undetected as difficult as possible. First, you must identify all of the weak points in Active Directory (AD) that an attacker can use to gain access and move through your network undetected. The Varonis Active Directory Dashboard shows you where you are vulnerable – and helps track your progress as you strengthen your defenses.

Splunk | Beginner's Guide to Observability - Nov 2020

Gaining insights from your data requires more than collecting and analysing metrics and logs. With the acceleration of customer and business demands, site reliability engineers and IT Ops analysts now require operational visibility into their entire architecture, something that traditional APM tools, dev logging tools, and SRE tools aren’t equipped to provide. Observability enables you to inspect and understand your IT stack; but what is it, and how does it differ from IT monitoring?

Netskope Cloud and Threat Report – August 2020

The August 2020 Edition of the Netskope Cloud and Threat Report spotlights a massive shift in user behavior, specifically the personal use of managed devices, and the increased risk that shift brings. Driven by an explosion in remote work due to the pandemic, the application landscape is changing, which opens the door to a host of cloud-enabled threats. Get the Netskope Cloud and Threat Report so you can effectively protect your business and get your security program up to speed.

Okta | Top 8 Identity & Access Management Challenges with Your Saas Application

The enterprise cloud revolution is here. IT organizations everywhere, from small and mid-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies, are moving from on-premises software to on-demand, cloud-based services. As enterprise IT makes this transition to a new hybrid on-demand/on-premises configuration, controlling who is granted access to which applications becomes increasingly important. 

Splunk & Varonis | Bring Varonis DatAlert functionality to Splunk Enterprise

Get the most out of Splunk by integrating with DatAlert: DatAlert sends alerts to the Varonis App for Splunk, enhancing security benefits and accelerating investigations. Users are able to locate Varonis alerts directly in the Splunk user interface, and drill down into DatAlert for additional insight and context into what’s going on.

Netskope | Adoption Guide: Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

Is Your Security Architecture SASE-ready?
Find out by reading through this Adoption Guide from Netskope.

Netskope has been singled out as a leader in this Gartner Report, “The Future of Network Security is in the Cloud” which describes their research, analysis and recommendations. Netskope has built a SASE- ready, cloud-native security platform to dynamically scale and deliver security services to enterprises and their users across the globe.

Varonis | Top 5 Remote Work Threats & Solutions

‘With the surge in remote work, many IT and security teams are forced to make security tradeoffs to maintain business continuity. The numbers of internet-facing RDP servers and VPN devices have both grown very quickly—over 30%—in the past month, and Microsoft Teams usage has exploded. Whether it’s relaxing security policies so that employees can work on files, emails, and apps from home, or removing strict requirements around VPN, many business continuity efforts can introduce massive risk.’

Varonis | Securing a Remote Workforce

In 2020, more people are working remotely from unsecured devices and networks, using applications like Office 365 and Teams to collaborate. Security is taking a back seat to business continuity and attacks are surging exponentially.

Netskope | 5 Reasons to Choose Cloud Security for Remote Workers

‘Many organizations struggle with providing adequate security for remote workers, and are increasingly challenged by remote access requirements in today’s cloud-first world. As a group, remote workers are well suited for migration to a cloud-native security solution; it is possible to deliver a significant risk reduction, and an improvement to user experience, with relatively low effort’.

Netskope | 2020 Cloud & Threat Report

Cloud enabled threats are on the rise whilst the volume of data that we transfer between our cloud apps is only increasing. This report offers insights into how cloud-enabled threats and the shifts of sensitive data into and across the cloud are occurring and complicating the security posture of organizations. Combined with the network inversion caused by increasingly mobile and remote users that are accessing public and private applications in the cloud, the risk to enterprises is elevated, necessitating new security architectures and approaches.

Cloudian | Protect your Microsoft Office 365 Suite with Veeam and Cloudian

Microsoft Office 365 enables your enterprise to work anywhere, anytime without the need to host your own email, files and content management infrastructure. But this does not replace your responsibility to backup business-critical Office 365 data. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 (VBO) paired with Cloudian HyperStore provides a cost-effective solution to protect your Office 365 data.

Cloudian | Insider’s Guide to Cost-Effective Storage Solutions for Higher Education​

Technology is shaping higher education. More technology on campuses has led to rapid growth in the quantity and type of data being stored. Cloudian® addresses the storage challenge with innovative solutions that put cloud technology in your data center.

Okta | The State of Zero Trust Security in Global Organizations

‘There’s no denying that, among information security watchers, zero trust has gone well beyond buzzword status. The oft-discussed security framework, originally developed by Forrester Research analyst Jon Kindervag in 2009, threw away the idea that organizations should have a “trusted” internal network and an “untrusted” external network. To meet the access and usability demands of modern employees and consumers (and avoid becoming the next organization in the headlines for a data breach), companies are moving towards a more robust and comprehensive security posture that’s centered around the zero trust principle of “never trust, always verify.”’

Varonis | 7 Best Practices for Data Security in Office 365 and Beyond

We are in the midst of a global shift from purely on-premises IT infrastructure to hybrid environments.
Office 365 is dominating the cloud, yet its native security is lacking unified controls required to protect the billions of sensitive files that flow between internal storage and the cloud.

KnowBe4 | 12+ Ways to Hack Multi-Factor Authentication

All multi-factor authentication (MFA) mechanisms can be compromised, and in some cases, it’s as simple as sending a traditional phishing email. This white paper covers over a dozen different ways to hack various types of MFA and how to defend against those attacks.

SecurityScorecard | Guide to Building Third-Party Risk Management Programme in 2020

This e-book from SecurityScorecard will show you how to improve your vendor risk management program in three parts and how to take it to a mature state, ready to handle the modern risk that lies ahead. It addresses identification of risks, establishing communication and reporting processes, and safeguarding against high risk fourth and fifth parties.

KnowBe4 | Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual

All multi-factor authentication (MFA) mechanisms can be compromised, and in some cases, it’s as simple as sending a traditional phishing email. This white paper covers over a dozen different ways to hack various types of MFA and how to defend against those attacks.

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