3 Big Takeaways from SecureWorld Denver 2018

The Alpin team recently had the pleasure of exhibiting at SecureWorld Denver 2018. The conference was full of friendly hosts, fantastic speakers with great original content, and new solution providers like Alpin.  

 

Hello from our team!

 

The Alpin team, including an awesome Daenerys Targaryen cosplay rocked by our wonderful Customer Success manager, Laura (costumes were welcome, it was Halloween!)

 

So what did we learn from SecureWorld 2018? Here are a  few takeaways from conversations, presentations, and discussions:

 

 

1. Security Risks Are Growing

 

How would you handle billions of attempted cyber attacks every day? Though the number is nearly incomprehensible, for some organizations, it’s a reality. We heard real stories of attempted penetration activity at that mind-blowing scale at SecureWorld.

 

Many large breaches continue to dominate both the headlines and the minds of security professionals.

 

Biggest Takeaway: medium-sized enterprises are no longer safe in obscurity, but are actively targeted (potentially due to formerly lax attitudes).

 

Want to audit your SaaS environment for potential security threats? Contact us for a 10-minute demo. You’ll see how Alpin can work for you. Get started by emailing info@alpin.io.

 

2. IT Departments Want To Help as Partners, Not Control Everything

 

It’s an old stereotype – IT wants to know and control everything. But IT does not and cannot be responsible for all aspects of security. Instead, IT departments want visibility in order to offer help.

 

However, this change in mindset may explain the massive growth of SaaS and shadow IT. Employees can and do make their own software purchasing decisions, often placing data where it may not be secure. Department heads and individuals all have responsibilities as it relates to security. That’s where IT departments can help by advising and guiding their employee partners on best practices. Knowing what employees use makes that easier.

 

Biggest Takeaway: Nowadays, IT departments want visibility in order to offer help instead of merely control.

 

3. In-Depth Security Tools With Long Implementations Have Many Detractors

 

We took it as good news to find a number of people resistant to expensive and time-consuming security tools, such as CASBs. Getting started with Alpin can be as easy as a couple mouse clicks.

 

But why the attitude about super in-depth and expensive tools?

 

Perhaps the convenience of cloud software and computing has changed our expectations. Or maybe more people realize that employees (people) continue to be big vulnerabilities, not just systems.

 

Biggest Takeaway: If you’re introducing a new security project anytime soon, make sure you can implement it quickly.

 

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Mitchel Forney