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Oct 16, 2020   |  By Ryan Brooks
For anyone managing a SQL Server database, understanding permissions is critical to ensuring that only authorized users are able to view and modify data. This article explains the different types of SQL Server permissions, including server-level and database-level user permissions, and provides guidance on how to manage them.
Oct 13, 2020   |  By Ryan Brooks
IT is a thrilling world, full of unpredictable cybersecurity threats. Databases in particular are a place where you always need to watch out for perils and pitfalls. With Halloween fast approaching, we offer some hair-raising database stories to make you feel the terrifying spirit of the holiday.
Sep 25, 2020   |  By Ryan Brooks
Data privacy solutions are crucial for complying with privacy regulations and maintaining security. In the first nine months of 2019, there were 5,183 reported data breaches, with 7.9 billion records exposed, according to the Data Breach Quickview. Modern regulations, such as GDPR and CCPA, require companies to develop reasonable data protection measures to protect consumers’ personal information against exposure or loss.
Sep 17, 2020   |  By Ryan Brooks
Hybrid cloud is an increasingly popular infrastructure option for companies in industries from game development to finance. But what is it, and what are the most effective hybrid cloud security practices for protecting your sensitive and regulated data?
Sep 9, 2020   |  By Ryan Brooks
The year 2020 has shown us that cloud computing is among the most powerful capabilities humanity has, enabling people around the globe continue their everyday business and education uninterrupted. We continue gathering the most interesting findings from industry research. If you’re interested in learning statistics on cloud usage, top cloud initiatives and cloud security concerns, read the 2020 State of the Cloud Security Statistics article.
Sep 8, 2020   |  By Ryan Brooks
In this digital era, more companies are encouraging or requiring employees to work from home. In addition to allowing employees to access the corporate network using their own devices, they are also turning to cloud computing, which is cost-effective and scales easily. However, not all of these organizations are prepared for the associated cloud security threats. Cloud providers often offer some protection capabilities, but their responsibility is primarily to ensure service availability.
Sep 4, 2020   |  By Jeff Melnick
The second most common type of malware incident is the notorious ransomware attack. According to the Verizon 2020 Data Breach Investigations report, the primary aim of a ransomware attack is “to disrupt operations badly enough and long enough that the organization will pay the ransom.” The average ransom payment in Q2 2020 was a whopping $178,254 — a 60% increase from Q1.
Sep 3, 2020   |  By Ilia Sotnikov
Data classification is a vital component of any information security and compliance program, especially if your organization stores large volumes of data. It provides a solid foundation for your data security strategy by helping you understand where you store sensitive and regulated data, both on premises and in the cloud. Moreover, data classification improves user productivity and decision-making, and reduces storage and maintenance costs by enabling you to eliminate unneeded data.
Aug 21, 2020   |  By Ryan Brooks
Cloud storage has become mainstream. It is one of the fastest-growing segments of IT spending and an indispensable tool for many modern businesses. However, not enough is being done to secure data residing in the cloud. According to Gartner, 90% of organizations that fail to control public cloud use will share information inadvertently or inappropriately through 2025. Almost all cloud security failures will be due to the cloud customer, not the service provider.
Aug 14, 2020   |  By Ryan Brooks
Cloud computing provides undeniable benefits for storing and accessing electronic health records. Files stored in the cloud are accessible anytime and anywhere from any device, which makes it easy to share critical medical information between healthcare workers. But is cloud storage secure enough to store, access and transfer sensitive personal and medical information?
Sep 30, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix Auditor for Azure AD enables complete visibility into user actions, including user sign-in activity, in your Azure AD deployment. The application provides actionable intelligence about successful and failed sign-in attempts and critical changes to Azure AD users, groups, roles, contacts, applications, devices, licenses and more.
Sep 30, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix Auditor for Windows Server delivers complete visibility into Windows-based server infrastructures. It detects and reports on all changes made to server configuration — hardware and software, services, applications, network settings, registry settings, DNS, and more. In addition, it provides event log management and video recording of user activity.
Sep 8, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix Auditor for VMware delivers complete visibility into what's happening across the entire VMware infrastructure by providing actionable audit data about access events, changes made to vCenter and its servers, folders, clusters, resource pools, and hardware configurations of virtual machines.
Sep 8, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix Auditor for SQL Server maximizes visibility into user activity across Microsoft SQL databases by providing actionable audit data about all changes made to database configurations, permissions, objects and content; and reporting on both successful and failed logon attempts.
Aug 19, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix Auditor for Exchange simplifies IT auditing across your Exchange Online and on-premises Exchange environment and provides actionable audit data, all in one place. See who has access to what, monitor non-owner mailbox access events, and track Exchange configuration and permission changes, so you can prevent data breaches, prove IT compliance and ensure ongoing availability of email services.
Aug 19, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint empowers you to reduce the exposure of sensitive data and detect suspicious user behavior and policy violations before they result in data leaks or business disruptions. Plus, its ready-to-use intelligence enables you to automate many of the compliance and security-related tasks that until now required hours to complete so you can meet the demands of your organization without constantly being overburdened.
Jul 7, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory enables complete visibility of Active Directory and Group Policy by providing actionable data about user activity and allowing to compare system configurations at present versus any moment in the past.
Jul 6, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix Auditor for Windows File Servers maximizes visibility into what's going on across Windows file servers by classifying sensitive data and providing actionable audit data about all changes made to files, folders, shares and permissions; and reporting on both successful and failed access attempts. Today, it’s hard to imagine an enterprise that doesn’t rely on file servers to store its data — including valuable and sensitive data. This makes file servers a key target for all sorts of attackers, including both anonymous hackers and disgruntled employees.
Jun 16, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix helps organizations prepare for GDPR compliance audits and ensure the security of the personal data of EU citizens. Learn more at How can you spare yourself tons of stress in audit preparation, avoid being the next GDPR breach headline and keep your customers in the EU? Netwrix can help you secure the data you store about EU citizens, uphold their rights and prove your compliance to auditors.
Jun 15, 2020   |  By Netwrix
In this quick demonstration, we’ll show you how you can use Netwrix solutions to ensure the security of your sensitive data and critical business systems, and pass compliance audits with less effort and expense.
Aug 11, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Safeguarding business-critical and regulated data like customer records, financial information and intellectual property is critical to the success of the entire organization. However, your goal should not be to build a fortress. Rather accept that your network will inevitably be breached from the outside and attacked from within, so you should build a layered defense strategy that helps you both minimize your attack surface and spot suspicious behavior in time to respond effectively.
Aug 11, 2020   |  By Netwrix
If you are just getting started with Office 365 or you want to master its administration, this guide is for you. The beginning features very easy tasks, including provisioning and de-provisioning of Office 365 user accounts. Then it offers guidelines on managing licenses and explains how to administer different applications using both the Office 365 admin console and PowerShell. Last, this Office 365 tutorial (.pdf) provides more advanced guidance, helping you set up a hybrid environment, secure your cloud-based email application with encryption and spam filtering, and more. After reading this guide, you'll also know how to troubleshoot Office 365 issues, ensuring a seamless experience for your business users.
Aug 1, 2020   |  By Netwrix
In today's digital world, the problem of data theft by departing employees goes far beyond stealing the names of a few customers or a product design sketch; it can mean the loss of gigabytes of critical corporate intelligence and legally protected information like customer cardholder data. Plus, ex-employees have even more avenues for using the data they steal - they can use it against their former employers, leak it to competitors, sell it to the highest bidder or simply publish it on the internet.
Aug 1, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Although most IT pros are aware of the benefits that technology integrations promise, many of them are reluctant to take on integration projects. They know all too well that many vendor products simply aren't designed to be integrated with other systems; the lack of an application programming interface in particular is a huge red flag. Fortunately, there are vendors, such as ServiceNow and Netwrix, that enable organizations to reap the benefits of integration without having to invest lots of time and money.
Jul 1, 2020   |  By Netwrix
It's hard to imagine an organization today that does not rely on file servers, SharePoint or Office 365 for storing data, including valuable and sensitive information such as intellectual property and personal data. This makes these systems particularly attractive targets for all sort of attackers, from external hackers to disgruntled employees. To protect data from both external and internal threats, businesses must regularly conduct thorough data security assessments as part of their broader cyber security assessments.
Jul 1, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Compliance regulations are designed to provide a unified set of rules or guidelines to help IT organizations implement policies and measures that deliver the required levels of integrity, security, availability and accountability of data and operations. This white paper provides an overview of various types of IT compliance, explores their basic concepts and commonalities, and offers guidelines for implementation.

Orchestrate IT security with your data at its core. Netwrix solutions empower you to identify and classify sensitive information with utmost precision; reduce your exposure to risk and detect threats in time to avoid data breaches; and achieve and prove compliance.

Data Security Done Right:

  • Consistency in the Approach. Confidence in the Results. Ensure your cybersecurity efforts are laser-focused on truly important data, instead of false positives that do not require protection. Our unified platform identifies and classifies your sensitive, regulated or mission-critical information consistently and accurately — including both structured and unstructured data, whether it’s on premises or in the cloud.
  • Reduce Risk. Prevent Breaches. Do you know if the sensitive data you store is overexposed? Who can access it? What activity is going on around it? Netwrix solutions help you answer these key questions and ensure that risk-appropriate security controls are implemented around your most critical data. Plus, the platform enables you to detect abnormal activity early and respond before a threat turns into a breach.
  • Achieve Compliance. Deliver Hard Evidence. Assess the effectiveness of the data security controls across your entire infrastructure so you can remediate any flaws before auditors come to call. Get the hard evidence you need to demonstrate to auditors that your controls adhere to their regulations and quickly answer any ad-hoc questions.

Data Centric. Laser Focused.