The Bitium Blog

Updates and advice on Identity and Access Management

16 of the World's Biggest Data Breaches & Hacks of 2016
Posted by Conrad Smith on Jan 4, 2017

 While looking forward to 2017, it is also time to take stock of last year. What follows is a list of the 15 biggest data breaches by record count for 2016. We compile this list every year, and just by sheer record count, 2016 blew previous years away (thank you Yahoo!), and is an eye watering compilation of sensitive information and credential theft.

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Topics: Industry, Security

Creating A Security Hygiene Checklist
Posted by Conrad Smith on Oct 18, 2016

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In my previous post, I briefly mentioned the importance of having good security hygiene. But what does that really mean?

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Topics: IT, cloud, shadow IT, Industry, Security

Make Every Month National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Posted by Conrad Smith on Oct 12, 2016

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Topics: IT, Industry, Security

Spotify Wasn’t Hacked, But Is Password Reset Really The Solution?
Posted by Conrad Smith on Sep 7, 2016

Fix-Spotify-Problems.jpgLast week, Spotify announced that it was forcing users to reset their passwords. This wasn’t because of a data breach or hack like other companies have been facing. Rather, it was a proactive response to these external events.

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Topics: cloud, Industry, Security

Simplify Your Life with a Crystal-Clear Cloud Strategy
Posted by Amanda Bretz on Aug 8, 2016

cloud_hand.pngThe pursuit of simplifying your life may lead you down many avenues, but where can you get the biggest return for your efforts? Well, if you’re looking for inspiration on the Bitium blog, we suggest clearly defining your business’ cloud strategy as a great way to reduce obstacles in your life.

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Topics: cloud, Industry

On the Eve of System Administrator Day
Posted by Amanda Bretz on Jul 28, 2016

city_scape_2.pngSystem Administration is a juggling act. Influxes of new hires, the trickle of departing team members, and a constantly fluctuating security landscape add endless complexity to a sysadmin’s daily workload. Each day is not like the last with surprises around every turn.

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Topics: IT, Product, Industry

What Pokemon Go Has Taught Us About FOMO And Security
Posted by Conrad Smith on Jul 15, 2016

Pokemon_Go.pngWow! Pokemon is back, and how! Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, whether you’re playing or not, Pokemon has entered your life again. But the bigger news around this latest craze has actually been the security and privacy flaws uncovered.

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Topics: cloud, Industry, Security

Saluting Our Women-Led Customers
Posted by Amanda Bretz on Mar 23, 2016

March is National Women’s History Month and provides an opportunity for us to pay tribute to the generations of women who make valuable contributions to society. Please join us in taking a moment to salute women in leadership roles at a few of our cloud-forward customers. As the cloud continues to permeate the corporate landscape, these forward-thinking women are paving the way for others, and helping to protect their organizations, partners, and customers along the way.

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Topics: Industry, Company, Customers

Managing Risk in Cloud-Forward Companies
Posted by Scott Kriz on Dec 21, 2015

This is the final installment of my five-part series on the cloud-forward moment, its benefits and risks.

There are so many advantages to being a cloud-forward company – increased productivity, attracting and retaining talent, being more competitive and innovative, reducing costs – that it may seem odd that there are many companies who haven’t made the transition.

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Topics: cloud, Industry, Company

Maximizing Talent in the Cloud-Forward Company
Posted by Scott Kriz on Dec 17, 2015

This is the fourth in my five-part series on the “cloud-forward” movement, its benefits and risks.

No matter what your industry, it’s likely the most critical competitive battle you face in today’s marketplace is the battle for talent. Whether you’re trying to find the right programmers, sales reps or product developers for your needs, it’s vital to your business success. So is keeping those talented people once they are on board, and getting the best out of them.

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Topics: cloud, Industry, Company