Levels of Data Protection

Wednesday, I spoke at ISSA’s monthly chapter meeting in Colorado Springs. Speaking at ISSA chapter events is great, because it’s always an intelligent crowd that quickly grasps issues around data governance. At this particular event I gave a presentation on how we can reduce organizational risk by leveraging metadata and automation—coincidentally enough, two things that…

Automating Data Governance on Virtualized Servers

We had a great opportunity last month to exhibit at VMworld in Las Vegas. It was a fantastic event, and we were able to talk to a lot of current and prospective Varonis customers about both Varonis and data governance issues in general. One of the questions we tended to get frequently was, “Why are…

New Video: Managing Data Like Money

In our new video, Managing Data like Money, Jim O’Boyle, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Varonis, discusses how data assets need the same kind of governance as financial assets.  Organizations must approach managing and protecting data with the same attention to detail and processes that they use to manage and protect their money….

Automation: Getting the Most Out of Your Metadata … by David Gibson

One comment I received based on our recent post, Data Governance and Metadata, was, “Having metadata is critical, but it’s the automated analysis that I really use to figure things out. If I was just looking at hundreds of permissions reports or parsing an audit log on my own,  I’d be lucky just to be…