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How to Protect Structured and Unstructured Data

Security Boulevard

Every effective PII protection effort addresses three critical imperatives – data discovery, access governance and risk mitigation. IT teams grappling with privacy mandates need to consider these factors across their unstructured and structured data contexts.

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5 ways to improve the governance of unstructured data

Tech Republic Security

Bringing big data governance and security up to the level of practice applied to structured data is critical. The post 5 ways to improve the governance of unstructured data appeared first on TechRepublic. Big Data Security

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Unstructured Data and What it Means for GDPR Compliance

Security Boulevard

Back on May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, meaning all organizations that offer goods or services to European Union residents, or collect consumer data within the region, are now required to comply with the regulation.

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Put Vendor-Neutral Unstructured Data Management on Your To-Do List

Security Boulevard

It’s that time of year again… If you listen closely, you will hear IT organizations grinding their proverbial gears as they hash out an optimal data management strategy to deal with the ever-increasing mountains of invaluable data stacking up in their data centers or in the cloud.

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MY TAKE: The no. 1 reason ransomware attacks persist: companies overlook ‘unstructured data’

The Last Watchdog

All too many companies lack a full appreciation of how vital it has become to proactively manage and keep secure “unstructured data.”. One reason for the enduring waves of ransomware is that unstructured data is easy for hackers to locate and simple for them to encrypt. Related video: Why it’s high time to protect unstructured data. For a drill down on our conversation about unstructured data exposures please listen to the accompanying podcast.

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Breakwater Revolutionizes Data Privacy Market with an Efficient, Cost-Effective Solution for Companies Who Need to Manage Unstructured Data

Security Boulevard

New Breakwater Data Privacy as a Service solution combines flexible deployment options with implementation and operation methodologies designed to easily and rapidly launch a foundational privacy program for unstructured data.

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McAfee a Leader in The Forrester Wave™ Unstructured Data Security Platforms

McAfee

This introduces new security challenges in being able to locate and control sensitive data across all the potential exfiltration vectors regardless of whether they are in the cloud; on premise via managed or unmanaged machines.

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What is the Purpose of Data Classification?

Security Boulevard

Every day, businesses are collecting, storing and using more and more data. Yet storing huge amounts of data in an unorganized manner (known as unstructured data ) is both expensive and risky. The post What is the Purpose of Data Classification?

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How to Improve Your Big Data Security Processes

Security Boulevard

Big data has become a common term in recent years, often referring to large volumes of both structured and unstructured data that is difficult to manage and can easily become a day-to-day challenge for organizations that don’t get a handle on it.

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RSAC insights: Malware is now spreading via weaponized files circulating in data lakes, file shares

The Last Watchdog

However, there’s a third pillar of zero trust that hasn’t gotten quite as much attention: directly defending data itself, whether it be at the coding level or in business files circulating in a highly interconnected digital ecosystem. It started with cleansing attachments and weblinks sent via email and has expanded to sanitizing files flowing into data lakes and circulating in file shares. As always, the criminals follow the data, he says.

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GUEST ESSAY: How stricter data privacy laws have redefined the ‘filing’ of our personal data

The Last Watchdog

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) changed the game. Legacy filing systems were not built to keep track of the personal data of specific individuals primarily to be in compliance with the many data protection regulations popping up around the world. This is an important capability for organizations who need to satisfy this new type data handling regulations. This is because the newer data protection regulations do not apply to old data.

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Data Governance Trends Report Reveals Securing Customer Data is Top IT Priority, Content Sprawl is Major Concern

CyberSecurity Insiders

Companies are struggling with how to get a handle on the vast amounts of unstructured data they generate, and this is going to continue as the new hybrid work model proceeds into 2022. To investigate these issues, this week, Egnyte released its annual 2021 Data Governance Trends Report.

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Dark Data: What is it? How can you best utilize it?

CyberSecurity Insiders

Data continues to be a valuable asset for an organization and plays a crucial role in making operational and strategic business decisions. Amid the vast volume of data, some of the data remains unknown, untapped, and unused with an organization's architecture.

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RSAC insights: Concentric AI directs Google’s search techniques towards locking down data sprawl

The Last Watchdog

In order to extract value from the Internet, data sprawl first must get reined in. Solving data sprawl has now become a focal point of cybersecurity. Much of the buzz as RSA Conference 2022 gets underway next week in San Francisco will be around innovations to help companies make sense of data as it gets increasingly dispersed to far-flung pockets of the public cloud. Jeff Bezos solved data sprawl for selling books and gave us Amazon. Data is the foundational element.

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New MSSQL Backdoor ‘Maggie’ Infects Hundreds of Servers Worldwide

eSecurity Planet

The DLL file, which offers a single export called maggie (hence DCSO’s name for the malware), is an Extended Stored Procedure (ESP) designed to fetch user-supplied arguments and return unstructured data.

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RackTop Systems Named a Sample Vendor for Cyberstorage in Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Storage and Data Protection Technologies, 2022

CyberSecurity Insiders

The report recognizes the need for prioritizing “active protection of unstructured data storage systems above disaster recovery and backup on the grounds that limiting or blocking an attack is better than recovering from one.”. FULTON, Md.–(

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Key to success while implementing IAM- Best practices that every company should implement

CyberSecurity Insiders

IAM refers to business policies, processes, and technologies to control unauthorized data and digital systems access. With the right IAM solutions and techniques, IT managers and businesses control users' access to sensitive business data within their networks.

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RackTop Systems Expands Channel Partner Program

CyberSecurity Insiders

The timing of the expansion corresponds with increased market demand for Cyberstorage solutions, driven by the rise in data oriented cyber attacks which traditional data storage and backup systems are inadequate to prevent. FULTON, Md.–(

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RackTop Systems Partners With Merative to Help Protect Patient Data and Reduce Cyber Risk Across Healthcare

CyberSecurity Insiders

When combined, RackTop and Merative will offer a unique medical imaging and security offering that operates within a data-centric Zero Trust architecture for end-to-end protection of critical healthcare data assets. FULTON, Md.–(

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Castle Shield Holdings, LLC Announces the Enterprise Version of Its Secure, Enterprise Data-at-Rest Hypnos Solution

CyberSecurity Insiders

announces the Enterprise version of its Hypnos secure data-at-rest solution. The Hypnos Enterprise version allows multiple members of the organization to encrypt, and decrypt data kept on shared, network drives. SCOTTSVILLE, Va.–(

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Predictions for 2023 API Security

CyberSecurity Insiders

They’ve aggregated large data sets and deployed more cloud services to digitize business models, products, and services. As a result, sensitive data, such as critical business information and consumers’ contact, financial, and health information, increasingly passes over APIs.

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Key to success while implementing IAM- Best practices that every company should implement

CyberSecurity Insiders

IAM refers to business policies, processes, and technologies to control unauthorized data and digital systems access. With the right IAM solutions and techniques, IT managers and businesses control users' access to sensitive business data within their networks.

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CNA legal filings lift the curtain on a Phoenix CryptoLocker ransomware attack

Malwarebytes

This notice has given every reader an insight into how the attack happened, what CNA did, and what they continue to do for those whose data was affected by this ransomware-attack-slash-data-breach. Data stolen but untouched.

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Key steps on the road to LGPD compliance

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Brazil, the largest country in both South America and Latin America, released a data privacy law bringing new business opportunities, especially in the international domain. Visibility across the organization provides the accurate data it needs to make informed decisions.

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Avoid these seven sins to stay out of data privacy hell

SC Magazine

The European Union’s GDPR regs have paved the way for companies to focus more on data privacy. Today’s columnist, Rehan Jalil of Securiti, offers insights on how companies can take an organized approach and leverage automation to improve data privacy. Limited data protection.

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How to Keep Your Information Safe for Data Privacy Day 2020

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

January 28, 2020 marks the 13th iteration of Data Privacy Day. An extension of the celebration for Data Protection Day in Europe, Data Privacy Day functions as the signature event of the National Cyber Security Centre’s ongoing education and awareness efforts surrounding online privacy.

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Peer Software and Pulsar Security Announce Strategic Alliance to Enhance Ransomware and Malware Detection Across Heterogenous, On-Premises and Cloud Storage Systems

CyberSecurity Insiders

Through the alliance, Peer Software will leverage Pulsar Security’s team of cyber security experts to continuously monitor and analyze emerging and evolving ransomware and malware attack patterns on unstructured data. CENTREVILLE, Va.–(

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What is Digital Sovereignty and Why is it Important in a Cloud Environment?

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

There are many factors driving the need for customers to move their data to the cloud and explosive data growth is one those factors. The total amount of data on earth exceeded 1 zettabyte in 2010 and it has continued to grow exponentially since then.

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The Evolution of SIEM: Where It’s Been and Where It is Going

CyberSecurity Insiders

This is easy to understand as SIEM has evolved into the data store for cybersecurity data which has been exploding as the volume of data and number of alerts is growing exponentially. Phase 1: The first SIEMs took in data and served up alerts. Then the data got big.

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7 Step Data Loss Prevention Checklist for 2021

CyberSecurity Insiders

Ensure the security of your organization’s sensitive data with this data loss prevention checklist, intended to help mitigate both internal and outsider threats. Create a data inventory. Understand when data is at risk. Featured Data Security How To

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What is data fabric and how does it impact Cybersecurity?

CyberSecurity Insiders

Amidst sweeping digital transformation across the globe, numerous organizations have been seeking a better way to manage data. Still in the beginning stages of adoption, data fabric provides many possibilities as an integrated layer that unifies data from across endpoints.

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SentinelOne forks over $155 million for log management company

SC Magazine

Automated endpoint security company SentinelOne has acquired Scalyr, a log management and data analytics platform, for $155 million in equity and cash.

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Don't Encrypt Everything; Protect Intelligently

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

The volume of confidential documents created daily is, frankly, incalculable, and the volume of “everything” distributed across multiple data centers around the world is much, much more. Encrypting everything is time intensive because of explosive data growth.

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GUEST ESSAY: ‘Tis the season — to take proactive measures to improve data governance

The Last Watchdog

Sadly, data breaches often occur at this time of year. Related podcast: The need to lock down unstructured data. Every large brand is acutely aware that securing its data is of foremost importance in today’s world, and that by protecting data you are protecting the brand’s equity. The first step toward fortifying one of the company’s most valuable assets — customer or employee data — is to get to know the data better.

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Imperva Meets Enterprise and Public Sector Data Security Needs for Critical and Sensitive Workloads on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

CyberSecurity Insiders

Imperva Data Security Fabric (DSF) has achieved Powered by Oracle Cloud Expertise status and is now available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace, offering added value to Oracle Cloud customers. SAN MATEO, Calif.–(

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China Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL): A New Take on GDPR?

McAfee

Many people have heard of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), legislation that became law across the EU in May 2018. It has many similarities to GDPR, a key one being that it also applies world-wide with respect to data held on Chinese citizens.

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Researcher’s audacious hack demonstrates new type of supply-chain attack

Malwarebytes

DNS data exfiltration is a way to exchange data between two computers without any direct connection, in a way that doesn’t draw much attention. Often the most brilliant ideas are the most simple. The hard part is being the first one to come up with the idea and put it to use.

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The ambition for a ‘made in Europe’ AI: the Why, the What and the How

IT Security Guru

Building on this body of work, in February 2020 the EC released a ‘White Paper on Artificial Intelligence – A European Approach to Excellence and Trust,’ and two other complementary documents – the ‘European Strategy for Data,’ and ‘A Strategy for Europe Fit for the Digital Age’.

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Seclore Announces Partnership with Global IT Solutions Aggregator TD SYNNEX

CyberSecurity Insiders

–( BUSINESS WIRE )–Seclore, a platform leader in data-centric security, announced a new partnership with TD SYNNEX, a global IT distributor and solutions aggregator formed through the merger of Tech Data and Synnex. MILPITAS, Calif.–(

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Biden’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity calls for MFA and Data Encryption

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Biden’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity calls for MFA and Data Encryption. Multifactor Authentication and Data Encryption. One of the most striking requirements is the implementation of multifactor authentication and data encryption for all Federal governments.

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Koverse, an SAIC Company, Introduces Industry’s Only Zero Trust Data Platform

CyberSecurity Insiders

an SAIC company, today announced availability of Koverse Data Platform (KDP) 4.0, We know the challenges that security-conscious government organizations and highly regulated industries struggle with when using complex and sensitive data,” said Jon Matsuo, President and CEO of Koverse. “We

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Putting VMware’s Cloud Certification Platform to the Test with Thales’s Vormetric Data Security Manager

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Certifying the full compatibility of the Thales Vormetric Data Security Manager (DSM) with the VMware platform was a critical element in ensuring our mutual customers’ satisfaction. Thales simply needed to deploy the Vormetric Data Security Manager into VMware’s cloud environment, run the VMware KMS Certification Suite and upload the logs from the same platform. Thales configured the Vormetric Data Security Manager and complete certification within a few hours. Data securit

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ComplyAdvantage Releases 2022 State Of Financial Crime Report

CyberSecurity Insiders

LONDON & NEW YORK–( BUSINESS WIRE )– ComplyAdvantage , a global data technology company transforming financial crime detection, today announced the availability of the firm’s much anticipated annual report – The State Of Financial Crime 2022.