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Weekly CloudNews: How Cloud Threat Protection Takes on Shadow IT

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Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!

Here are the blogs we’ve posted this week:

With that, onto this week’s news:

How cloud threat protection takes on shadow IT

Samantha Ann Schwartz, CIO Dive, Sept. 21, 2020

“The cloud is a crowd pleaser, but security is often unamused. As the software as a service landscape expands, so does the data and users connecting to it. 

Cloud apps and web-based security properties are colliding. It’s security’s job to find where and how to blend security components. The cloud is a sore spot for security, but cloud access security broker (CASB) capabilities — discovery, data loss prevention, threat protection, encryption and logging — should sit between every kind of app a company houses.”

Cloud Market Kicks Out COVID-19, Collects $187B Revenue

Sydney Sawaya, SDxCentral, Sept. 21, 2020

“Even the coronavirus crisis couldn’t curtail growth in the cloud market as operator and vendor revenues for the first half of 2020 reached $187 billion, according to a new report from Synergy Research Group.

‘In case anyone was still in doubt, cloud is increasingly dominating the IT landscape,’ Synergy Chief Analyst John Dinsdale said. Cloud infrastructure services – which includes infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and hosted private cloud services – grew by 34% from 2019.”

Nearly 70% of IT & Security Pros Hone Their Cyber Skills Outside of Work

Steve Zurier, Dark Reading, Sept. 22, 2020 

“Nearly three out of four organizations are struggling with a gap in security skills, and 68% of IT and security professionals say they work on advancing their cyber skills on their own time, outside of work.

According to new data released today from Cybrary, 46% of organizations do not confirm new-hires’ skills for specific roles and 40% rarely or never assess the skills of newly onboarded team members.”

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