Authentication Lessons from the Magic Kingdom: A Closer Look at Kerberos, Part I

The flaws in NTLM I’ve been writing about might lead you to believe that highly-secure authentication in a distributed environment is beyond the reach of mankind. Thankfully, resistance against hackers is not futile. An advanced civilization, MIT researchers in the 1980s to be exact, developed open-source Kerberos authentication software, which has stood the test of…

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Deadly credential vulnerabilities found in mobile apps

I’m beginning to be known around here as the bearer of bad news on authentication hacks. Unfortunately, I have more to share. In June, researchers at Columbia University announced they discovered secret login keys hidden in thousands of Google Play apps. Left by developers to access their own cloud-based accounts—on Facebook, AWS, Twitter, and other…

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What You May Have Missed

1. In life, it’s often said that it’s the little things that count and this timeless saying is also true when it comes to Big Data. While many businesses hope for and perhaps expect a transformative, Holy Grail solution, this Economist article argues that lots of incremental gains and improvements have a  good cumulative effect…

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How Varonis Helps with Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)

Government agencies are required by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) to audit and report on their information systems, including servers containing unstructured and semi-structure data. FISMA also requires that government agencies develop an automated risk model that provides “greater visibility and focus on their most significant vulnerabilities at any time.” If you’re looking…

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21 Free Tools Every SysAdmin Should Know

Check out our favorite free sysadmin tools that we use to help us work faster and be more awesome. At Varonis we’re always looking for productivity hacks—whether it be keyboard shortcuts or meditation techniques.  Last week, a bunch of us got together and shared our favorite free sysadmin tools—ones we love and use all time….

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Varonis #SysAdmin Day Twitter Photo Contest – Deadline Extended!

As a Sys Admin you’re your company’s IT hero – putting out fires day in and day out. Well here’s your chance to take a break, and maybe win something for your effort. Keep reading… In honor of the 15th Annual SysAdmin Day on July 25th Varonis invites you to tweet us your best photo,…

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How Varonis Helps with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)

If your company is publicly traded or if your company is private, but planning an initial public offer, SOX affects your company. Sarbanes-Oxley compliance projects can be slow and painstaking for IT departments.  Manually identifying sensitive information and building reports detailing data access can drain resources very quickly.  Luckily, Varonis can help streamline your SOX…

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Top Minds in Online Privacy

Top 8 Minds in Online Privacy

1. Alessandro Acquisti @ssnstudy Acquisti is a professor of computer science at Carnegie-Mellon University, and is also a researcher at Cylab, a data security research center at CMU. He’s best known for an experiment in which he photographed random students on the Mellon campus and used off-the-shelf facial recognition software to match against head shots…

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DatAnywhere Success Story: ATMI

ATMI, an Entegris company, is a leader in advanced materials and material delivery systems serving the exacting demands of the semiconductor and electronics industries. To allow employees to share large files and collaborate without moving large amounts of sensitive data from existing file servers onto a public cloud, the ATMI IT department turned to Varonis…

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