CyptMix Ransomware Claims to Donate Your Ransom Payment to Charity


Unlike traditional ransomware notes that rely on fear-based tactics, a new ransomware strain called CyptMix preys on your generosity. Part of the ransom note reads: “Your money will be spent for the children charity. So that is mean that You will get a participation in this process too. Many children will receive presents and medical […]

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Lessons From the Goldcorp Extortion


Unfortunately, another breach has made the headlines and it’s déjà vu all over again. The narrative surrounding the Goldcorp breach is similar to other doxing attacks:

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Interesting Deloitte Research on Insider Threats


We’re excited that Deloitte, the international auditing and consulting firm, has been raising the alarms on insider threats. They have some content in the CIO section of the Wall Street Journal that’s worth your time.

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Our Interview with Chief Data Officer, Richard Wendell [TRANSCRIPT]


The transcript I’m releasing of my interview with veteran chief data officer, Richard Wendell is an enjoyable read. Go from beginning to end, or feel free to bounce around. You’ll find sage advice applicable to anyone interested in data science. It’s also good primer to start thinking like a CDO. You’ll need to cultivate multi-faceted […]

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Visualize your risk with the DatAlert dashboard


Last week, we introduced over 20 new threat models to help defend your data against insider threats, ransomware attacks and threats to your most sensitive data. But with all this analysis – and all these threat models – how do you interpret and prioritize what to do next? Enterprises have been using our UBA threat […]

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Podcast Episode #8 – Understanding IoT Security


While many are inspired by the promise of IoT – the sensors, connectivity and overall improvement of lives and economic growth – there are some that are worried about the security vulnerabilities. We might be experiencing even more data breaches and IoT as an attack vector. Yesterday, in our eighth edition of our Inside Out Security […]

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Football player hacked live during NFL draft

Experts had Laremy Tunsil flagged as one of the top prospects in Thursday night’s NFL draft. But shortly before the opening pick, something disturbing happened. An incriminating video tweeted from Tunsil’s own verified Twitter account showed the Ole Miss star smoking a “marijuana-like substance” from a gas mask. It quickly became clear that Tunsil’s account […]

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Cryptolocker, lockouts and mass deletes, oh my!


DatAlert Analytics just got some new threat models. Our research laboratory is tracking new ransomware, finding vulnerabilities in common security practices, and setting up new threat models to keep your data safe from insider threats. What’s included in the latest batch? Executive account discovery DatAlert Analytics now discovers executive accounts automatically. This means that you […]

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Verizon 2016 DBIR: Same Old Thing

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If you’re into security stats like we are, then Verizon’s annual release of their Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is a big deal. Based heavily on data points supplied by US and international security agencies as well a private sources, the Verizon report looks back at the previous year’s breach and incident data. To no […]

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Varonis CEO Comments on Panama Papers Leak


The Panama Papers doxing attack has been one of those watershed moments in cyber security. It can be argued that it’s a far more serious indication of what’s wrong with our cyber defenses than the Sony document incident. After all, the attackers were able to access extraordinarily sensitive information on banking transaction for a class […]

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Varonis at EMC World 2016

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Hey, EMC World is right around the corner (May 2 – 5). We’ve got a lot going on this year. For starters, we’ll be introducing the Varonis Virtual Briefing Center. What’s that?

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