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EU Data Protection Reform Train Picks Up Speed

On Wednesday the EU Parliament voted to approve its data protection reforms with 621 in favor and only 10 against. After a long and contentious legislative process, the key “one-stop” shop idea, wherein a single data protection authority will enforce uniform regulations across all 28 member nations, remains in this finalized legislation. The vote also…

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Malevolent Marketplaces

When considering security, it’s typical to think of systems in terms of technology: bugs, errors, and broken or exploited code. However, underlying the technical issues we face every day as technology professionals, there are economic forces attempting to exploit those cracks in the security facade for their own gain. While that fact is fairly self-evident and an intrinsic…

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On Authentication

The basis of any modern security system is authentication—ensuring someone is who they say they are.  By far, the most prevalent means of authentication in use today was invented in the 1960s: the username and password. In the ensuing five decades, so much has changed: computers aren’t kept in glassed off rooms, hard drives aren’t the size of…

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5 Privacy Concerns about Wearable Technology

5 Privacy Concerns about Wearable Technology

With over 55 different fitness wearable devices to choose from, the wearables market has breathed new life into our personal health, providing us with more insight into our sleep patterns, calories burned, blood pressure, heart rate and so much more. In the near future, we may even ingest sensors to gauge how our body reacts…

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Why It Matters: Varonis Data Governance Suite

One of my favorite things about working for Varonis is that we let our products do the talking.  All of our products are free to try.  We want people to get real, quantifiable value before they pull out their wallet and spend a dollar with us. On rare occasion, for one reason or another, an…

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Automate Exchange Distribution List Management

From a business perspective, distribution lists (DLs) for email communications are a powerful and well-understood concept in IT. And they are popular: Exchange admins have voted with their right-clicks, creating lots of these Active Directory objects in their corporate domains. DLs speed up overall collaboration and leverage the power of groups to answer questions, share…

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View From Germany: EU Data Protection Reform Is on a Slow Train

Based out of Frankfurt, Cyril Simonnet is Varonis’ Sales Director for Germany, Austria, Nordic countries, and emerging markets. Simonnet has been watching the shifting fortunes of the EU’s proposed changes to its overarching data security rules, the Data Protection Directive or DPD. These regulatory reforms have seen their share of obstacles as they slowly progress…

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Varonis Shines in Bloor Research’s Data Governance Market Update

Bloor Research published its market update for data governance.  Included were a bevy of vendors in the structured data governance space, with stalwarts like IBM and SAP featured prominently. In the burgeoning unstructured data governance market, where arguably the greatest technical challenges lie, Varonis was the only vendor featured. In the unstructured space we have…

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Anatomy of a Phish: New Varonis eBook Connects Social Attacks and APTs to Human-Generated Data

Security analysts have been telling us that phishing incidents have been on the rise, and the threat will get worse in the coming years. Sure phishing and other social attacks are insanely clever, tricking victims into effectively inviting hackers in through the front door. But when cyber thieves also use advanced persistent threats or APTs—embedding…

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