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DB Networks, a company focused on database security solutions, today announced that it has raised $17 million in new funding led by Grotech Ventures.
Microsoft argued Monday in a court brief that an order requiring it to give US prosecutors data stored in Ireland could "put all of our private digital information at risk."
According to a study conducted by EMC, enterprises employing more than 250 people lost a total of $1.7 trillion in the past year due to downtime and data loss.
ProtectV for Service Providers gives service providers the ability to offer enhanced data protection and access control to their customers when storing their data in cloud and virtual environments.
Hackers of a group going by the name "GOP", which reportedly stands for "Guardians of Peace," have managed to breach the corporate network of Sony Pictures.
ENISA, Europe's Cyber security agency, has released two reports that aim to inform and guide decision makers in the public and private sector on the use and implementation of cryptographic protocols for securing personal data.
An integration feature that allows Parallels Desktop users to access Windows folders from Mac OS X operating systems can exploited for a guest-to-host virtual machine (VM) escape.
Cloud security firm CipherCloud announced that it has closed a massive $50 million round of funding led by Transamerica Ventures.
The annual Independent Oracle Users Group database security survey continues to paint a mixed bag of good and bad.
Microsoft has acquired Israeli cyber security startup Aorato, a company focused on protecting Active Directory deployments.

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Torsten George's picture
Massive data breaches are raising doubts about whether organizations are investing their security dollars in the right areas.
Danelle Au's picture
A data breach plan lays out the key steps and the key personnel to involve when a data breach happens, and needs to incorporate three elements.
Travis Greene's picture
The combination of access governance and self-service access request and approval provides the best approach to strike back at the access clones.
Danelle Au's picture
When it comes to SaaS applications versus on-premise, there are three characteristics that define the need for a different approach to data governance, risk management and security in the cloud.
David Maman's picture
Through simple planning and forethought, organizations can ensure their databases not only meet compliance requirements, but will remain secure.
David Maman's picture
Moving sensitive data into the hands of third-party cloud providers expands and complicates the risk landscape in which companies operate every day.
Eddie Garcia's picture
By default, Hadoop is not secure and simply trusts that users are who they say they are. Within real business use cases, especially when confidential and sensitive data sets are involved, restricting access to only authorized users is critical.
Adam Ely's picture
When determining how risky an app is, we must consider intentional features within these permissions to determine whether or not they’re a risk to the enterprise.
David Holmes's picture
In 2011, Twitter began encrypting all information between the (mostly) mobile endpoints and their own servers. This made it more difficult for monitoring agencies to determine a mobile user’s Twitter profile, and thereby that user’s follow list. More difficult, but not impossible.
David Maman's picture
Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) is a crucial part of your compliance and safety profile, but to be effective at protecting your database, you need to understand its limitations.