CASB - Cloud Access Security Broker Home Cybersecurity Dictionary CASB - Cloud Access Security Broker CASB describes technology platforms that help organizations better secure the use of cloud delivered applications (SaaS) and infrastructure. Popularized by Gartner, the ease of use for SaaS applications has made them more accessible to many buyers that can now purchase them without explicit vetting by the IT security department (creating shadow IT). This new business approach creates obvious security risks for which CASBs were designed to address. CASBs help organizations gain visibility to their shadow IT, enforce data protection policies, and boost threat protection related to these cloud resources. Related TermsCloud-Delivered SecurityShadow IT Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS BLOG May 18, 2017 WannaCry Ransomware Recommendations from the Trenches Approximately one year ago, I wrote a blog post containing actionable recommendations to protect your environment from ransomware threats. In the wake... See Details Read more about WannaCry Ransomware Recommendations from the Trenches BLOG May 23, 2016 Next Generation Identity and Access Management (Next Gen IAM) Having spent the last 17 years in the identity and access management (IAM) space, I know two things are certain: Evolution is inevitable, and change i... See Details Read more about Next Generation Identity and Access Management (Next Gen IAM) How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.