Carbanak Attack Post-Mortem: Same Old Phish

The Kaspersky report about Carbanak malware released last month led to some pretty frightening headlines, usually starting with “Billion dollar heist…”.  Now that we’re over a month into reviewing some of the forensic evidence, it appears that Carbanak is less sophisticated than many first thought. At its heart, this was a spear phishing attack that…

US Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Companies Are Vulnerable

A recent survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute suggests that more than half of U.S. healthcare and pharmaceutical employees believe that their organizations do not place a high priority on the protection of sensitive data. Commissioned by Varonis, the Ponemon survey looked at internal security risks as seen by IT employees. When examining the results…

ponemon-report

Ponemon Study Shows Enterprise Data at Risk

What do over 2000 IT staff and end users have to say about internal security risks in their workplaces? A lot. For starters, over 75% say their organizations can’t track lost files or data, and 80% told us that a least-privilege model is not enforced! Find out the rest below in a Ponemon Study sponsored…

jim and barb

CRN Honors Varonis for Our Commitment to the Channel

I’m happy to report that today CRN magazine recognized Varonis for our commitment to driving channel partner success by naming me and Jim O’Boyle to its prestigious list of 2015 Channel Chiefs. It’s truly an honor for us to be listed amongst a group of channel executives selected by CRN’s editorial team who are being…

6080

What’s New in 6.0.80

We’re rolling out new updates and features to some of your favorite Varonis products this week with the release of 6.0.80 for DatAdvantage and DataPrivilege, which will be GA by the end of Q1.  What does that mean for you? Enhancements to both DatAdvantage and DataPrivilege, and IDU Classification Framework compatibility for UNIX/Linux. IDU Classification…

Hagadone Logo

Varonis Delivers Real-time Data Insight to Hagadone

The Hagadone Corporation is a privately held, U.S.-based company that owns and manages more than 30 businesses spanning the communication and hospitality industries. Hagadone needed to find a software solution that would help its IT group take control of Active Directory as well as the unstructured data stored on the company’s rapidly growing servers. It…

We’ve Been Recognized by Gartner

We have good news to share. Gartner, a leading independent provider of IT advisory and market intelligence, has mentioned us in their first ever “Gartner, Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection (Lowans and Perkins, Nov. 2014)”. Gartner has given us a check mark in all five Data-Centric Audit and Protection (DCAP) categories: Data Discovery,…

campbell-logo

Varonis Keeps Client and Company Data Protected and Private at Campbell Global

Campbell Global is a leader in sustainable timberland and natural resource investment. The company manages approximately 3.1 million acres of land globally and about $6.1 billion in assets. Based in Portland, Oregon, its 300 employees are spread throughout 25 offices. The company critically needed a reliable way to closely document, track and manage activity associated…

ipswich logo

Ipswich Hospital Chooses DatAnywhere

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is a busy district general hospital in Suffolk, England. Its 3,500 employees serve the medical needs for a community of over 350,000 people. The Ipswich IT Team was recently faced with an information security challenge. How do you share sensitive, internal documents from the hospital file system with third-party organizations (insurance,…

Alex Is Smarter Than a Hacker [Contest]

We had a strong feeling that our Metadata Era readers were up to our hashing challenge. And they certainly came through. After reviewing many solutions, our judges have chosen Alex Bessonov of New Jersey as the contest winter. And his victory came just in the nick of time: his son’s Nexus 7 had recently stopped…