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SharePoint Permissions Cheat Sheet

Complexity is dangerous in the security world.  The harder something is to understand, the harder it is to protect.  SharePoint falls squarely into this category.  Configuring permissions in SharePoint can...

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Data Classification Tips: Finding Credit Card Numbers

Data classification is a critical piece of the data governance puzzle.  In order to be successful at governing data, you have to know—at all times—where your sensitive data is concentrated,...

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Exchange Journaling and Diagnostics: How to

Journaling and Diagnostics Logging are services to monitor and audit activity on Microsoft Exchange servers. They provide basic auditing functionality for email activity (e.g. who sent which message to whom)...

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5 Things You Should Know About Big Data

Big data is a very hot topic, and with the Splunk IPO last week seeing a 1999-style spike, the bandwagon is overflowing.  We’re poised to see many businesses pivoting into...

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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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