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Activity-based Alerts: Giving IT More Granularity and Control

You spoke, we listened. At our annual customer conference last year, the number one feature you requested was activity-based alerts. These are alerts for things like suspicious user logins or the downloading of confidential files. So we built it. So far we’ve released alerts for Okta, Dropbox, and G Suite, with more on the way for Box, Salesforce, and Microsoft. Activity-based alerts are the next frontier for companies securing mission critical SaaS apps. Here’s how they give IT more control and insights than ever before.

A Top G Suite Expert Shares His 31 Best Modern Security Tips

If you ever wanted to find a treasure trove of excellent security tips — written by a top Google expert in a lively, easy-to-understand way — then look no more. Kevin A. McGrail is a cybersecurity and privacy expert who is also ranked as the #1 contributor in the world on Google’s official G Suite platform, Google Cloud Connect. In this post, he shares 31 recommendations and best practices related to passwords, email security, and more. While some of these tips are specific to G Suite, many are broader ones that can help secure any system.

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If you read our newsletter last week, you saw that we held a contest just for BetterCloud Monitor readers. In the quest to make our first ever Monitor T-shirts, we designed four tongue-in-cheek tees (all IT-themed), and we let readers vote for their favorite one. We said that whichever design won, we’d print. And the winner is….

California’s New Data Privacy Law: A Mini GDPR? What IT Needs to Know

On June 28, 2018, California adopted what is considered the strictest general privacy and data security law in the country. Called the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), it will become effective on January 1, 2020. It’s been called a mini GDPR, but there are differences. Here’s how you can start preparing.

5 Takeaways from “Securing G Suite and Beyond: Tales from the Trenches” (Google Cloud Next ’18)

Well, Google Cloud Next ‘18 is a wrap! If you missed it last week, here are some highlights from a panel called “Securing G Suite and Beyond: Tales from the Trenches” that we thought would be particularly relevant to our audience. The panel explored security topics that are top of mind right now for many modern IT professionals: How have security needs evolved, and what are the biggest concerns moving forward? What important lessons have people learned? Here are five key takeaways, along with some tips and best practices the panelists shared.

Here’s What Makes Altitude Different from Other IT Conferences, According to PopSugar’s Senior Director of IT

Our annual customer conference, Altitude, is happening October 2-4 in Denver, Colorado. We promise it’s unlike any other IT conference you’ve been to. “It says a lot about Altitude that the second I got the email about this year’s conference, I pretty much said, ‘Yeah, of course I’m going to go again,’ said Bjorn Pave, senior director of IT at PopSugar. He shared what makes Altitude a really “rad” IT conference — what he enjoyed the most, his major takeaways, and why attendees are guaranteed to get something out of it.

Automate Security & Compliance for Google Drive with AODocs and BetterCloud

BetterCloud has partnered with AODocs, a document management and business application platform built on top of Google Drive. Given the need for companies to identify, audit, and repair security breaches, AODocs and BetterCloud make it easy to automate security and compliance while allowing employees to focus on business critical issues. Learn more about how the two platforms work together.

Here’s What We Found in One Customer’s SaaS Environment That Caused Their IT Director to Say “Nooooo”

The widespread adoption of SaaS apps is creating new risks and ways to expose data. Unbeknownst to IT, these blind spots lie undiscovered below the surface, waiting like a dormant volcano to erupt. Over the last few months at BetterCloud, we’ve uncovered major blind spots during dozens of implementation meetings with new customers, and what we found in their SaaS environments stunned many IT teams. Here’s what we discovered.

5 Reasons You Can’t Miss Altitude 2018

It’s that time of year again! Our annual customer summit, Altitude, will be held October 2-4 in Denver, Colorado this year. Altitude isn’t like most IT conferences. Here’s what makes it unique — and why you can’t miss it this year.