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  • Cloud access security brokers: Hard to tell what's real

    Most cloud access security brokers offer CISOs a way to set policy and gain better understanding of multiple cloud services and data in use across the enterprise. As CASBs have gained momentum in recent years, use cases for them have expanded. Do these tools fill the gaps around visibility and control of software as a service and other cloud services?

    Although cloud service visibility and data leak protection continue to be the biggest drivers, cloud access security brokers can do more than just help with your shadow IT problem and unsanctioned application activity in the cloud.

    Organizations are increasingly looking to use cloud access security brokers to identify anomalies in data movement between on-premises and cloud apps as well as multiple cloud services. Malware identification and encryption of data have become important. More enterprises are also beginning to use CASBs or similar intermediary security technologies to provide some level of security policy management for custom identity-as-a-service platforms.

    In this issue of Information Security magazine, we look at cloud access security brokers and the best ways to evaluate new models, such as infrastructure as a service and platform security.

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  • Experian's Tom King tackles role of CISO from the ground up

    An early career as a geologist helped the veteran financial services CISO thrive in the security field. The CISO role is now broader than technical functions, he says. Continue Reading

  • What effect does a federal CISO have on government cybersecurity?

    The brief tenure of a federal CISO in the U.S. government recently came to an end. Expert Mike O. Villegas discusses the effect this has on the U.S. cybersecurity posture. Continue Reading

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