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The Cold Hard Facts on EMEA’s Cloud Usage and Risk

April 23rd, 2014

A Cloud Adoption and Risk Report for Europe As our regular readers will know, Skyhigh publishes a quarterly Cloud Adoption and Risk report, which has become the de-facto data source for trends in cloud adoption and security and is often cited by the likes of the Wall Street Journal, CIO, and  eWeek.  This week, we’re…

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90% of Impacted Cloud Providers Still Haven’t Updated Certificates 1 Week After Heartbleed

April 16th, 2014

As we’ve reported, hundreds of cloud providers were vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL even days after the vulnerability was widely publicized. Looking at the latest data pulled this morning, much progress has been made and there are only 42 cloud services that are vulnerable to Heartbleed.  For these services, user data, passwords, and…

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6 Days After Heartbleed, 86 Cloud Providers Still Vulnerable

April 15th, 2014

The fallout begins Early reports of the Heartbleed fallout are beginning to emerge from around the globe.  In what is believed to be the first public disclosure,, the popular UK parenting site with over 1.5 million members, reported that it believes cyber thieves obtained user data last week before they were able to apply…

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How Chicken Eyes Taught Us to Detect Cloud Security Breaches

April 13th, 2014

A fascinating scientific discovery There was a fascinating discovery last month on a new state of matter never before seen in biology in, of all places, the eyes of chicken – a state of “disordered hyperuniformity”. This arrangement of particles in the chicken’s eyes appears disorganized over small distances but has a hidden order that…

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24 Hours After Heartbleed, 368 Cloud Providers Still Vulnerable

April 9th, 2014

Over the past weeks, security teams across country have been grappling with end of life for Windows XP, which is still running on 3 out of 10 computers. That issue has been completely overshadowed with news of the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL, which is used extensively to secure transactions and data on the web. Heartbleed…

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Identifying Enterprise-Ready Cloud Apps using Skyhigh’s CloudTrust Ratings (Video)

March 28th, 2014

Looking for enterprise-ready cloud services? This week, Brandon Cook, Director of Product Marketing at Skyhigh Networks explains how IT and Security teams are identifying enterprise-ready cloud services that are safe to enable across their organizations. With so many cloud services out there, it can be difficult to ascertain which ones are designed for  enterprise and…

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Don’t Let the End of Support for Windows XP Put Your Corporate Data at Risk

March 27th, 2014

April 8 = Y2K all over again? I may be dating myself a little bit here by writing this, but at the turn of the century, the impending arrival of the year 2000 led to multi-year coding projects, systems upgrades, and a massive testing effort to ensure Y2K compliancy. Another technology-related milestone will be arriving…

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Skyhigh + Microsoft RMS = Data Protection & The Circle of Trust (Video)

March 20th, 2014

Defining Circles of Trust When organizations need to share sensitive information, they must strike a balance between collaborative capabilities and data security.  Companies do this by defining who they trust the data with, and then building systems that allow them to share that data only with those in the proverbial circle of trust.  This can…

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100,000 Tweets in 1 Day – How One Company Discovered a Security Breach using Big Data Analytics

March 18th, 2014

As the recent breach involving millions of Target customer credit cards illustrates, security breaches leave a pattern of activity that is mathematically unusual. As cyber criminals increasingly use the cloud as an attack vector, these attacks also create anomalous activities that indicate something is wrong. In mathematical terms, they produce outliers that are several standard…

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Skyhigh CloudRisk Dashboard – Quantifying and Managing your Cloud Risk like your FICO Credit Score (Video)

March 11th, 2014

Quantifying the risk from use of cloud services? This week, Harold Byun, Sr. Director of Product Management at Skyhigh Networks  introduces the Enterprise CloudRisk™ Dashboard, which helps IT and Security not only quantify, but also manage and minimize risk from their use of cloud services. The first step to quantifying your cloud service risk is…

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