Six Ways to Protect Your Organization Inside and Out

Sony, OPM, and most recently MLB. Does anyone know how to prevent data breaches from happening? Many ideas have been suggested, from junking the current system to encrypting everything, but unfortunately they aren’t practical or realistic. Here’s the reality of what we know about data breaches. The latest Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report revealed that…

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Data in the Cloud – What You Need to Know

Everyone’s talking about the cloud – but what exactly is it?  Should you move your data to the cloud? How do you take advantage of the agility that the cloud offers, without putting your data at risk? Make sure you understand the basics of migrating and storing your data in the cloud:  the risks, rewards,…

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Good News from Our Varonis Connect Attendees

Between April and late May, we held 15 Varonis Connect events across the North America and Europe. The meetings brought together a wide range of Varonis’ rapidly expanding base of customers across all industries, to learn about best practices and use cases for how to utilize Varonis solutions from each other and from Varonis experts….

We’re on Our Way to Common Criteria EAL-2 Certification

Today Varonis announced that we’ve achieved “In Evaluation” status in the Common Criteria EAL-2 Certification process. The “In Evaluation” status means that government agencies and other organizations requiring the Common Criteria EAL-2 certification can begin to consider our software for purchase. Common Criteria evaluation of security products is mandated for commercial information security products purchased…

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Interview with Privacy Expert Dr. Ann Cavoukian

I had the chance recently to speak with former Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian about big data and privacy. Dr. Cavoukian is currently Executive Director of Ryerson University’s Privacy and Big Data Institute and is best known for her leadership in the development of Privacy by Design. When working with government agencies…

Verizon DBIR 2015: CVEs Never Die

Major data security conferences such as RSA or InfoSecurity are a great way to absorb lots of deep information very quickly. After spending an afternoon reviewing RSA videos from last month’s event, one of the clear takeaways is that hackers  continue to use the same old tricks. This is old news to us at the…

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SEC Rates Brokers on Cybersecurity

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is in the business of regulating the securities markets. They’ve been given the responsibility for the basic integrity of market operations—keeping the stock and bond exchanges going and ensuring that investors have the latest information. It’s in their role as market guardians that SEC decision makers have started…

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Agree to Disagree: IDG’s 2015 Big Data Survey Findings

Recently IDG released the results of their 2015 Big Data and Analytics Survey. The objective of the survey is to gain a deeper understanding of organizations’ big data goals and tactics. Interestingly enough, survey findings highlight a lot of what we frequently discuss at the Metadata Era. Restrict Access to Sensitive Data One finding is…