October 2017

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Do any of these situations seem familiar?

  • There’s been a management shuffle in the top ranks, with a new focus on “innovation,” “agility,” being “leading edge” (or at least not trailing edge!), so out with the old and in with the new, meaning more cloud and more SaaS
  • You just did a merger or acquisition with another company, so now you have an audit bullseye painted on you, you have to solve the massive overlap between companies
  • You just went through layoffs, and the mandate is for all departments to cut costs ASAP
  • A security breach led to a big review of IT, questioning the security of SaaS applications that are multiplying like rabbits
  • Microsoft is pushing hard to move you from on-prem to Azure and Office to O365, so you have to figure out how to manage cloud and SaaS
  • You’re actually in great shape with traditional SAM for downloaded software, but again with the rabbits — what about SaaS asset management?
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A cunning attack that lasted only 1 hour exposed roughly 1 million users and businesses to extremely serious risk of identity theft, stolen money, enormous business liability and more — all made possible by user trust in a commonly-used feature in one of the web’s most well-known brands: Sign in with Google.


How did it happen? How was it fixed? What does it mean for users? And what do you need to do? Read on for definitive answers.