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What is OAuth? Definition and How it Works

We’ve talked about giving away your passwords and how you should never do it. When a website wants to use the services of another—such as Bitly posting to your Twitter...

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Giving Away Your Passwords

You might have seen the headlines from the past couple of weeks detailing how some employers were demanding employees hand over their Facebook passwords or else. Privacy violation?  Just a...

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Fixing the Open Shares Problem

I recently spoke with an IT administrator who had started a manual open share cleanup project—finding and locking down folders and SharePoint sites open to global access groups like Everyone,...

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In Data Security, You’re Only As Strong As Your Weakest Link

Reporter: “Why do you rob banks?” Willie Sutton (bank robber): “Because that’s where the money is.” That’s Sutton’s law.  It seems obvious, but it’s so very true.  The law also...

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File system audit data taking up too much space? Read on…

I had the privilege of speaking about eliminating data security threats at Data Connectors in Houston a couple weeks ago, and I was asked by several people about how much...

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Why Do SharePoint Permissions Cause So Much Trouble?

SharePoint permissions can be the stuff of nightmares.  At Varonis, we get a chance to meet with a lot of SharePoint administrators and it’s rare that they’re not exhausted trying...

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Authorized Access – Understanding how US laws affect your authorization policies

In 1986, the United States Congress passed the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).  While the intent of these laws were originally to protect government computers and information from hackers,...

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Open Shares

In my post last week, Share Permissions, I promised I’d write a follow up post on “open shares.” Open shares, in a nutshell, are folders that are accessible to all...

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Share Permissions

In one of our recent posts, What About Individual Users on ACL’s? I mentioned that some organizations have opted for using Windows share permissions instead of NTFS permissions for file...

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Levels of Data Protection

Wednesday, I spoke at ISSA’s monthly chapter meeting in Colorado Springs. Speaking at ISSA chapter events is great, because it’s always an intelligent crowd that quickly grasps issues around data...

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