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LogReduce vs Shellshock

Shellshock is the latest catastrophic vulnerability to hit the Internet. Following so closely on the heels of Heartbleed, it serves as a reminder of how dynamic information security can be. (NOTE: Sumo Logic was not and is not vulnerable to this attack, and all of our BASH binaries were patched on Wednesday night.) Land-Grab Right […]

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Our SOC 2 Report: A Matter of Trust

Today we announced that Sumo Logic has successfully completed the Service Organization Controls (SOC) Type 2 examination of the Trust Service Principles; Security, Availability and Confidentiality. Frankly, this is a pretty big deal and something we have been working towards for a while (we achieved our SOC 2 Type 1 in August of 2012) so […]

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Securing Protected Health Information

Pharmacy networks, electronic medical records, third-party billing, referrals— the medical establishment in this country runs on shared data.  To ensure the safety and proper use of all of this highly sensitive and widely-shared information the US Congress passed the Health Insurance and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).  This law has changed the way healthcare related […]

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Cloudy Compliance? (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1 of this post, I discussed standards and regulations in general and some basic compliance concepts, in Part 2 I explore some current standards and regulations and their relevance. What Happened to SAS70? SAS 70 is no more. You can take a look here to read all about how and why that happened. […]

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Cloudy Compliance? (Part 1 of 2)

Lately I’ve been on a lot of calls and email-threads with customers and salespeople concerning compliance with various standards and regulations. I have also been working very closely with our auditors over at Brightline to attain a couple of attestations and a certification for Sumo Logic. I have come to realize that there is a […]

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Some of Our Essential Service Providers

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, here at Sumo Logic we believe cloud-based services provide excellent value due to their ease of setup, convenience and scalability, and we leverage them extensively to provide internal services that would be far more time, labor and cash intensive to manage ourselves. Today I’m going to […]

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Objection Handling

Objection Handling As the Director of Security for a big data company operating in the public cloud, “objection handling” is becoming an increasingly important part of my job. So far I’ve been largely engaging in this proactively: educating our sales and marketing forces, writing blogs and putting together a white paper discussing our security philosophy […]

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A Secure Cloud-Based Intranet

For the last two years, Sumo Logic has been (quietly) building a secure, massively scalable, multi-tenant data management and analytics platform in the cloud. For us at Sumo Logic, the Cloud is a concept we believe in and have internalized deeply into our culture, our processes and infrastructure.  In our office we only own two […]

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