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How Varonis Helps with Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy

Since law enforcement agencies need timely and secure access to data to stop and reduce crime, the Criminal Justice Information Services(CJIS) Security Policy provides Criminal and Noncriminal Justice Agencies with a minimum set of security requirements to access the Federal Bureau of Investigation information systems. This security policy applies to every individual with access to,…

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Kerberos Weaknesses: Pass the Ticket Is a Real Threat

August is always a good time to check up on the dark side.  Black Hat had its annual conference earlier this month, and there’s always presentations worth looking at.  I’ve been writing about Kerberos recently, and while it’s a big improvement over Microsoft’s NLTM, nothing is ever perfect.  I came across a presentation that looks…

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Cloud Storage and the 4th Amendment: It’s Complicated

With the recent spat between the US Justice Department and Microsoft over emails stored in the cloud, the 4th Amendment remains in the rear-view mirror for IT people. Cindy recently posted about some of the issues related to Big Data and the 4th, but there’s an even more fundamental question about data stored in the…

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VMworld Attendees: Chance to Win Wireless Speakers

Are you attending VMworld 2014 in San Francisco? Had your eyes on the very cool Jabra Wireless Speakers?  Like to tweet pictures of yourself? If you answered “yes” to all of these, then you’re in luck! Stop by the Varonis booth (#2323) to enter our speaker contest. Instructions below.    

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What You May Have Missed

What You May Have Missed

1. Before we jump on board the Internet of Things, let’s consider this recent hack experiment in Michigan. Working in cooperation with a local traffic department, researchers were able to monitor the IP packets on a wireless network connecting traffic lights. The protocol is similar to 802.11n—WiFi—but relies on proprietary hardware not generally available to…

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Holes in HIPAA’s Rules Let Health Data Travel

In 2013, the FTC’s chief technologist and leading privacy expert, Latanya Sweeney and her team began a project to document health data that is bought, sold, and shared. They learned an unsettling fact about this data: it’s unclear and difficult to know with certainty all the entities who access it. Doing the best with what…

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Announcing DatAnywhere 2.0

We’re pleased to announce that version 2.0 of Varonis DatAnywhere is now generally available. Our engineering team continues to add new features at a rapid pace! What’s new in 2.0? Stub files. Stub files make files appear and behave as if they’re stored locally on the client, but they remain safely on your file shares…

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What You May Have Missed

1. If you haven’t already heard, this season NFL players will wear RFID chips—the same chips used to tag store merchandise. Reason? RFID will allow coaches to better track how players move on the field.  By the way, the NBA started tracking their players years ago with a technology called SportVU. It gave the back…

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How Varonis Helps with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

If you are a health care provider, health plan, health care clearinghouse that stores and/or transmits health information electronically, you are required to be HIPAA compliant. These entities must protect health information that 1) identifies an individual and 2) is maintained or exchanged electronically. Solutions from Varonis help covered entities with HIPAA compliance efforts. Read…

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Memory Technology Keeps Pace With the Big Data Explosion

Steve Fingerhut is a VP of Marketing at SanDisk.  In his inaugural guest blog post for the Metadata Era, Steve discusses how enhancing existing server investments with solid-state memory can speed up Big Data analytics while keeping costs in check.

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