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Every organization, no matter its industry or location, is under constant attack by cyber thieves and hackers. These bad actors are relentless, and a successful attack can result in a data breach that costs an enterprise its trust and reputation and millions of dollars in damages. So it’s no surprise that a recent survey paints a very grim picture of the day-to-day jobs of a chief information security officer (CISO) and IT security professionals. The headline of this recent ZDNet article says it all: “Average tenure of a CISO is just 26 months due to high stress and burnout”.

Today at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Clarizen and McAfee announced a new partnership that will help relieve some of that stress.

This partnership makes it quick and easy for Clarizen customers to integrate Clarizen One with McAfee’s MVISION Cloud platform via self-service API connectors. This will enable them to extend their data security, threat prevention, governance and compliance policies consistently across multiple cloud services, including Clarizen One. Not only will this help harden their security postures, it will lift a significant time and cost burden off the security team’s shoulders.

To understand how, consider the immense pressure the CISO and IT security team are under.  They’re the ones who are held responsible for the inevitable security breach. To make matters worse, they’re overworked and severely understaffed due to a years-long global shortage of skilled personnel.

One key factor working against them is that the traditional security defense model of creating a “perimeter” around on-premises IT systems and data stores doesn’t work with cloud-based systems and data stores. So, the security team must implement and manage new security controls for each and every cloud service. In other words, as the number of cloud services an organization adopts increases, so too does the security team’s workload.

The Clarizen-McAfee partnership streamlines that workflow by eliminating the need to create and maintain bespoke security controls. We provide the security team with more control, uniformity and predictability over securing cloud services. It also breaks down the security barriers organizations have long held over cloud adoption. Business leaders gain the confidence they need to embrace the cloud and accelerate the realization of their digital transformation goals.

To learn more, follow this link to our press release.

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