Paranormal (User) Activity: 4 Terrifying IT Stories on Insider Threats

For IT and security professionals, spooky season can feel like a year-round experience. Research shows that insider threats — specifically, those caused by end users — are keeping folks up at night. At BetterCloud, we’re seeing insider threats take shape in a variety of surprising forms. Here are four frightening tales from implementation sessions with new customers where we uncovered both malicious and negligent employees jeopardizing confidential business information.

6 Takeaways from Altitude 2018

Last week, we hosted Altitude, our annual customer summit, in Denver, Colorado. It was our best customer summit yet, with over 140 IT and security professionals attending. Thirty speakers from all over the country gave insights and tips on security automation, SaaS management efficiency, and the future of IT and technology. Missed it? No worries. Here are six key takeaways from the conference.

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.

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.

Secure Your Data: Where to Start When There Are 1 Million Threats

There are seemingly a million security threats and exposures everywhere today. So where do you start? In a recent webinar, our founder and CEO David Politis explained what the new security frontier is and why IT must start paying attention to it. He also revealed the top three concerns 1,500+ IT professionals have around managing SaaS apps and offered actionable tips for mitigating them.

The 6 Essential Elements of a Successful SaaS Management Strategy

In recent years, SaaS adoption has been like the Wild West: a somewhat chaotic “free-for-all” frontier with lots of unknowns. After interviewing, surveying, and talking to thousands of modern IT professionals over the last few years, we’ve identified six elements that are integral to successful SaaS management. Here’s a holistic strategy that will set you up for IT success.

The Top Security Blind Spots in Your SaaS Environment

“Fired IT Guy Puts Porn in Ex-Boss’ PowerPoint, Gets Sweet Revenge.” “Corporate Data Slips Out Via Google Calendar.” “Hundreds of Companies Expose PII, Private Emails Through Google Groups Error.” These are just a few of the news headlines that represent hidden security threats lurking in SaaS environments. Last week, we hosted a webinar on the top security blind spots you should know about. Don’t worry if you missed it. Here’s a recap.