Right now, cloud assets are raining down on us, and cyber professionals are struggling to keep their IT environments dry. Ok, maybe we’re stretching that metaphor a little far. But the fact remains that we’ve passed the Cloud Tipping Point: 52% of VMs now reside in the cloud. The majority of businesses are running on cloud, hybrid or multi-cloud environments — in fact, cloud … [Read more...] about When it rains, it pours: Today’s cloud asset management challenges
Once upon a time, conducting a device inventory was as simple as walking through the office and ticking off the number of computers you had. Nowadays, that sounds like a fairy tale. Today, that same inventory requires tracking down each device used to access your company’s systems or information by every single employee. It’s no longer a carefree magical journey — it’s a … [Read more...] about So many assets, so little visibility: Today’s device inventory challenges
I’m a huge fan of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast, and one episode featured a great conversation about how security teams really want a way to consistently execute on security basics rather than buying narrow technologies focused on the edge. NARROW AND EXCITING VS. BROAD AND BORING First, Justin Berman, now Head of Security at Dropbox: “I think that … [Read more...] about Security basics: If you can’t make them sexy, make them simple
It’s a good question. Why does asset management matter for cybersecurity? In fact, it’s such a good question, we decided to write a white paper about it. IT Asset Management vs. Cybersecurity Asset Management When we look at what has been traditionally called “IT Asset Management”, we’re referring to a set of practices surrounding the financial, inventory, … [Read more...] about Why does asset management matter for cybersecurity?
It’s 2020, and the topic of asset management and its relationship to cybersecurity has been resurrected. Although cybersecurity asset management isn’t as sexy as AI, ML, and some of the other hot topics in cyber tech today, it’s an issue whose time has come. In this post, we’ll look at why asset management is still a problem, what success looks like, and an approach to getting … [Read more...] about Cybersecurity asset management: Where we are and how we got here