Skyhigh Networks, a Cupertino, California-based startup that discovers, analyzes, and controls cloud services in use within an organization, announced that it has received $20M in a Series B financing round led by Sequoia Capital.
When the subject of public cloud computing comes-up, it is inevitable that the concept of ‘risk’ soon follows. But the greatest risk to an organization considering public cloud is not security, it is cost.
Despite the billions of dollars spent annually by government and private industry to protect their networks and critical data assets, the large majority of breaches can be tied directly to human error and/or a breakdown in protocol.
In order to win the war with today’s cybercriminals that are using the same attack vectors on a massive scale, a real-time, automated information platform that pre-empts ongoing attacks is an imperative.
In security, we talk about trade-offs all the time. Recent events have highlighted that whether or not we are doing it consciously, we are making decisions about security versus privacy versus convenience daily.
There is a term currently permeating the security industry that distracts everyone from the larger goals at hand of making networks safer, mitigating threats and protecting critical data. The term is hype.
The challenges of Java-based threats go deeper than your average 0-day vulnerability, and these challenges will likely affect your approach to controlling them. Organizations need to weigh the risk of a technology against the reward for the enterprise.