The emergence of Chief Data Officers(CDO) demonstrates the growing recognition of information as an asset. In fact, Gartner says that 90% of large organizations will have a CDO by 2019. To understand the CDO role more deeply, I turned to Richard Wendell. I met Mr. Wendell last year at the Chief Data Officer Summit and […]
Whether you’re a proponent of open-source or proprietary software, there’s no doubt that the promise of open-source is exciting for many. For one thing, it’s mostly free. It’s built and maintained by passionate developers who can easily “look under the hood”. The best part is that you’re not married to the vendor. Yes, there are many helpful […]
Let’s not overthink ransomware! It’s just a small malicious piece of code with one devious goal — encrypting all of the user’s important files. It the unfortunate victim wants to recover them he or she will have to pay a hefty amount to retrieve the decryption key. How hard is ransomware? In this post, I’ll […]
Varonis released the second part of a study about data protection and enterprise security with the Ponemon Research institute: The Widening Gap Between End Users and IT. It compares end-user practices and beliefs with those of their colleagues in IT security and IT generalist roles. This new analysis draws from the same data released by […]
After reading about an IT admin at large bank who went rogue, we put on our empathy hats to understand why. And in this episode, we came up with three reasons: Instead of being recognized as a revenue generator, IT is seen as a cost center Despite all the tests and certificates, IT people aren’t as […]
Over the past couple of years, Chief Data Officers have evolved into a C-suite staple. Why? Whether the CIOs are overwhelmed with IT demands, or organizations are recognizing the value in their data, CDOs have a key role to play in data governance initiatives. A CDO’s mission is “to bring order to the plethora of data sources within […]
Augmented Reality (AR) is the technology of the moment. While some of us have already experienced the thrill of catching a Dragonite in Pokemon Go, AR is not just all fun and games. In fact, depending on how an AR gadget is used, it can have significant privacy implications.
For any organization in the health insurance industry, security is a top priority. American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) understood the need to enforce security within its organizations in order to stay safe from insider threats. That’s when extensive search led to the implementation of Varonis Data Transport Engine, DatAdvantage, and DatAlert. AHIP was formed in […]
Hackers, Executives, Military Folks, IT People who work in Insurance, even Cab Drivers all had something to teach us about security and privacy at the latest Black Hat event in Vegas.
One of biggest and more controversial changes in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the requirement for companies to report breaches of consumer personal data. Fortunately, we recently had the chance to talk with an expert on GDPR compliance to find out some of the subtler details. “Likely to Affect” The first key […]
With countless data breaches hitting the front page, many are turning to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) which is an invaluable controls list to guide, influence, and promote security. However, there are merchants who argue that these controls provide too much security while security professionals think they provide too little. So […]