DatAnswers

Varonis DatAnswers is GA

Our newest product, DatAnswers, was made generally available on December 15th. Now that the New Year’s change freeze is behind us, why not try it free for 30 days? Wait, what is DatAnswers? A secure, highly efficient, affordable enterprise search engine for file shares and SharePoint. Why would Varonis make a search engine? Not only…

Interview With NYU-Poly’s Professor Justin Cappos: Security Lessons From Retail Breaches

I had the chance to talk with cyber security expert Justin Cappos last month about the recent breaches in the retail sector. Cappos is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. He’s well known for his work on Stork, a software installation utility for cloud environments. In our discussion, Professor…

Replace Enterprise Applications with DatAnywhere

When I was in elementary school, Ms. Brownfield taught us that one of the big things separating humans and animals was that humans were tool-users. Since that time, innumerable YouTube videos of crows using sticks to crack nuts have surfaced and taught us two things: What really distinguishes us from animals isn’t the use of…

A Sysadmins Guide to Thanksgiving

Are You Smarter Than a Hacker? [CONTEST]

They’ve broken into the largest retailers, key government agencies, and major social media companies, stealing tens of millions of credit card numbers, email addresses, and sensitive data. They’re experts at cracking codes, penetrating firewalls, and placing stealthy malware on our most guarded servers. Can the hackers be stopped? Maybe, but it helps if you can…

Getting Started with PowerShell Option Inputs

PowerShell is the dominant method of automating tasks and scripting changes for Windows sysadmins. This article covers getting started with some basic PowerShell usage and how to pass optional customization values into scripts. At the command prompt arguments ARGUMENTS Arguments refer to the options that are passed to a script that can then be acted…

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How to Be Your Own Best Password Generator

Let’s face it people, we’re bad at coming up with our own passwords. They’re too short, too obvious, and hackers have gotten very good at breaking them —either by outright guessing or looking up  password hashes in large pre-computed tables. How bad is our collective password making abilities? You can see for yourself. After the epic…

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The Metadata Framework 6.0 is Here!

We’ve been working on making improvements to many of our products, making them easier to use and helping you save time and resources and reduce the risk of a data breach. We’re excited to announce that version 6 of the Varonis Metadata Framework will be Generally Available (GA) by the end of 2014. What’s new…

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The Worst Assumption You Can Make About Healthcare Information

There’s a common misconception that HIPAA only applies to database records. It’s somewhat understandable because “health record” is used frequently on the Health and Human Services (HHS) web site. However, if you read the actual language of HIPAA more closely, you’ll see that the rules cover protected health information (PHI) in any electronic format. Have…

Traitorware

PoS Cyber Attack Insight: Malware Isn’t What You Think It is

As headlines over the last few months have shown, hackers are becoming more and more resourceful at getting through corporate firewalls to directly attack retail terminals and back-end PoS servers. If IT can’t stop them from getting through the front door, is there a second line of defense to, at a minimum, contain the cyber-thieves…