Enterprise Dark Data Is a Hidden Asset

In the last year, Dark Data has been finding its way, so to speak, into the spotlight. In my mind, Dark Data is a subset of Big Data—enormous but without formal boundaries as defined by database schemas. In other words, it’s the human generated content in documents, presentations, spreadsheets, notes, and other readable formats that…

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How to Do Data Classification at Scale

One of the important points we make in our recently published Information Entropy report is that you can’t just decide you have intellectual property, issue NDAs to employees, and leave it at that. Confidential information requires real ongoing work on the company’s part. This is especially true for a class of IP known as trade…

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Varonis Adds Support for EMC Isilon

Download the EMC-Varonis Partner datasheet here. One of the biggest benefits of the Varonis Data Governance Suite is the wide platform support.  This is important for two very significant reasons: 1.) We want to help customers manage and protect their data wherever it lives without forcing them to move into a document management silo.  We…

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Video: 6 Steps to HIPAA Compliance

On the heels of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule we decided to put together a jam-packed, highly educational webinar that dives deep into the world of HIPAA and HITECH.  I was joined by HIPAA expert Mark Eggleston of Health Partners Plans for what would be Varonis’ most well-attended webinar to date.  In this recording, we cover:…

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How DatAdvantage Helps With Virus Recovery

During my conversations with our customers, it is always great to hear how they are leveraging Varonis to support their data governance initiatives. It is even better when we hear about scenarios that reach outside their original use-cases, like recovering from a virus. Today we are sharing a story from a customer who was recently…

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10 Big Data Videos to Watch Right Now

Big data seems like it’s just about everywhere – because it really is. The uses for big data in the modern world are countless. From scientific applications, like analyzing the mountains of data produced by the Large Hadron Collider, to finding solutions to the most pressing problems in government and healthcare – big data has…

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Forbes: Do You Know Where Your Data Is And Who Reads It? Varonis Knows

Gil Press, Forbes contributor, wrote a fantastic piece on Varonis.  My favorite part of the article: More often than not, the exposure of sensitive information to unauthorized insiders and outsiders is simply inadvertent. Gibson told me about a casino where the first line of the Varonis risk management report revealed that 15 million credit card…

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5 Big Data Minds You Should Follow on Twitter

We’ve reached the point in big data’s innovation cycle where many of the barriers have been broken down and we are seeing some mind-blowing results—solutions that actually work and make businesses, and lives, substantially better. I could point you to a research paper or two, but in my opinion, there’s no better way to insert…

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Should US Companies Pack Their Bags for Foreign Data Centers?

As a result of the recent NSA revelations, US cloud providers may lose tens of billions of dollars in revenue over the next few years. At least that’s the prediction made by two market analyst firms. Basing their numbers on a survey of executives from the Cloud Security Alliance, analysts guesstimated that foreign (mostly EU)…

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