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Will the EU’s Data Protection Regulation Apply to Me?

One of the more complex issues that will have to be resolved with the new Data Protection Regulation (DPR) is what’s being called “extraterritoriality.” As proposed by EU Parliament, the DPR will apply to any data transferred outside the EU zone. So under these new rules, if a US company collects data from EU citizens,…

What is User Behavior Analytics?

There’s nothing new in using analytics in data protection or breach prevention. Firewalls, for example, analyze packet contents and other metadata, such as IP addresses, to detect and block attackers from gaining entry. And anti-virus software is constantly scanning file systems for malware by looking for bits of code and other signs that a file…

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Varonis Now Available on U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Contract

Today we’re pleased to report that with the help of Technica Corporation, one of our solutions partners in the federal government space, Varonis software has been added to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and GSA’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) and Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). The DHS/GSA CDM-CMaaS BPA…

IT Security Pros Aren’t Surprised End Users Have Access to More Company Data Than Necessary

We recently surveyed IT professionals at Infosecurity Europe in London and RSA Conference in San Francisco to get their thoughts on the findings of a Ponemon Institute study about internal data security risks in the workplace. You might be surprised that employees regularly have access to data that they shouldn’t have and for companies to…

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Point of View: User Behavior Analytics and Varonis [White Paper]

User Behavior Analytics, or UBA, has suddenly entered the security conversation. Security folks are talking about it. Analysts are talking about it. It’s in the news. It’s a good conversation to have, and at Varonis, we’re glad it’s finally receiving the attention it deserves. We knew ten years ago that to really understand and govern…

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Group Policy and DatAdvantage for Directory Services

Customers have been requesting more events in DatAdvantage for Directory Services: they want to learn more about who’s logging in when, report on failed logon attempts, GPO setting changes, password policy changes, enhancements to alerts, and more. So we made sure that one of the big features in our 6.1.30 beta release does just that: by improving…

Six Ways to Protect Your Organization Inside and Out

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 it takes organizations months to discover…

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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…