Bitglass is a vendor in the cloud access security broker (CASB) space. What that means is that Bitglass is focused on ensuring organizations utilize strong security tools and processes to keep their data safe. It’s a busy space and one in which being seen as a thought leader is important; hence, Bitglass and its competitors invest lots of effort in creating content that is broadly useful to the industry.
A case in point is the recently released financial services breach report that Bitglass undertook. The research looked at all breaches in the financial services sector since 2006, using data aggregated from public databases and government-mandated disclosures. It’s actually an important piece of work, because it’s very easy for people to make broad sweeping generalizations about the cause (and effect) of these data breaches, but wrapping some empirical data around the occurrences does more in terms of credibly educating the industry.