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SSL and TLS 1.0 No Longer Acceptable for PCI Compliance

Last month, the PCI Council released version 3.1 of their Data Security Standard (DSS). While most of the changes in this minor release are clarifications, there is at least one significant update involving secure communication protocols. The Council has decided that SSL and TLS 1.0 can no longer be used after June 30, 2016. The…

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More Work to Be Done in Preparation for the New EU Data Protection Regulation [SURVEY]

In March 2015 at CeBIT, Varonis asked show attendees about their general understanding of the upcoming EU Data Protection Regulation. The new rules reform the EU’s existing 1996 Data Protection Directive and are expected to go into effect later this year or next. Here’s a snapshot of some of the more important considerations in the…

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Can We Trust Autopsy Results in Canada (or Anywhere)?

As if we didn’t have enough bad news about evidence used in the court room, now comes a story out of Canada about the security of court records. In testimony given at a trial in Alberta, Dr. Anny Sauvageau, the province’s former chief medical examiner, said that the government’s court IT system had little or…

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The ‘Varonis Track’ at EMC World 2015

Attending EMC World next month? Just as we did for RSA, we’ve come through again with our own ‘Varonis Track’—a special subset of sessions that we think will be of interest to Varonis customers, current and future. Security, Governance IT generalists and data security experts need to work together in the new cyberthreat environment. Partners…

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Seven Free Data Wrangling Tools

Reformatting, de-duping, merging, and filtering are just some of the functions that go under the broad category of data wrangling. It’s all the scrubbing and cleaning that data scientists apply to raw data before it’s ready for real analysis. Even The New York Times ran an article about this less glamorous side of Big Data,…

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Data Scientists Worth Following on Twitter

Many people who actually use the term “data scientist” don’t really like it. Isn’t science about data in the first place? It’s a bit redundant. But there is something special about what data scientists are actually doing. Drew Conway, PhD from NYU in Politics and now Head of Data at Sum, put together a neat…

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Business Apps We’d Like to See on the Apple Watch

Anyone who’s been following the demos of the Apple Watch probably has one question on their mind: will it be ok to send frowny faces to IT admins? Maybe. More seriously, there is a definite business app potential to this latest Apple creation. At least one major enterprise software company has already stepped up to…

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Beck’s Hybrids Reaps Greater Control of Company Data With Varonis DatAnywhere

Beck’s Hybrids, the largest family-owned, retail seed company in the United States, found itself faced with a dilemma as employee use of public cloud sharing solutions to collaborate and share documents began growing like a field of weeds. The company’s Systems Engineer Jeremy Hunt understood the business benefits of digital collaboration but was not comfortable…

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The ‘Varonis Track’ at RSA Conference 2015

What do Doris Kearns Goodwin, Diana Nyad, and Alec Baldwin have in common? No, they weren’t all past guests on Stephen Colbert, but they will be speaking at this year’s upcoming RSA Conference! The Varonis team will also be there (North Expo #N3141) to talk security and data governance, as well as to showcase our…

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The Short List: Tips and Tools for Data Security Beginners

Lately we’ve been focusing on free resources that are available to help bring IT admins up to speed on security matters. Along these lines, I put together a short list of essential tips and tools to let you hit the ground running — actionable ideas and software that will make you productive on Day 1….

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