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Cloud Access Security Brokers Give IT Staff Visibility and Oversight

Posted on February 3, 2019 in Articles | by

Colleges and universities are rapidly expanding their use of cloud services, ranging from complete infrastructure deployments to specialized applications. This leaves cybersecurity teams in the difficult position of trying to track the flow of sensitive information.

Although they may have tools in place to track the presence of sensitive information within internal systems, this process becomes far more complicated when employees use cloud services. Cloud access security brokers can help resolve this complexity.

The issues that arise from employee use of cloud services come in two forms. First, employees may use cloud services without the knowledge of IT staff. They might discover a new service on their own, open an account, then transfer sensitive information into the cloud account. 

Published January 2019 in EdTech Magazine.
Read the full article: Cloud Access Security Brokers Give IT Staff Visibility and Oversight

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