5 Lessons to Brush Up Your Cloud Security Knowledge

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The Answer: Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

As enterprises follow the flow of data to the cloud, it becomes quickly apparent that maintaining control of sensitive data is often a difficult task. Decision makers in enterprise IT need a solution that will bring their situation back into balance – enabling cloud adoption without loss of data control. A newer segment of technologies that Gartner calls "cloud access security brokers" (CASBs) has emerged in recent years as an enabler of critical, meaningful and deeper enterprise cloud adoption.

Today, CASBs can take different forms. Increasingly, a well-planned data privacy and protection program for the cloud incorporates CASB capabilities. No matter what stage of cloud adoption that an enterprise is in, a thorough vetting of the different CASBs available will be important to address key security issues, including data residency concerns, industry compliance, visibility on cloud usage and internal security best practices.

Classes are officially in session. What better time than the start of a new school year to brush up on your cloud security knowledge?

According to the Research and Markets' Global Security Services Market 2015-2019 report, the market for security products and services is growing globally and demand for cloud-based security is leading the charge. With security threats on the rise, cloud security is obviously a top concern for many organizations across a myriad of industries.

As the number of products and services available continue to increase, companies can lose sight of the basic cloud security components that are key to implementing a successful plan. In this slideshow, Perspecsys, a Blue Coat company, offers five lessons to help you touch up on your cloud security facts.


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