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I-ChingWangI-Ching Wang
Senior Director of Engineering
Andy KicklighterAndy Kicklighter
Director of Product Marketing
socialtis2Tina Stewart
Vice President Marketing
Paul AyersPaul Ayers
VP EMEA

DEFENDERS OF DATA

19 Nov
2014
Categories : Data Security            Leave a comment           

With near daily reminders in the media about how often bad actors are able to penetrate traditionally safe enterprise perimeters and end point security, many of our customers a taking a look at how best to extend their capability to detect attacks in progress and highlight accounts that may be compromised. <ClickToTweet>: Visual Analytics with @Vormetric and @Splunk for #SecurityIntelligence #DefenderOfData http://bit.ly/1BOxBCj Vormetric provides a great tool for this in for form of our visual analytics implementation for Splunk, as […]

18 Nov
2014
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  On Thursday last week Deloitte released the 2014 Technology Fast 500™ winners – and Vormetric is on the list as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America for the second year in a row.  Not only that, but this year we moved up on the list from 435 to 380. <ClicktoTweet>:   Moving up on the #Fast500 – @Vormetric #DefenderOfData – Now on the list for the 2nd year http://bit.ly/1bJlGZc What’s the secret to the success we’re […]

13 Nov
2014
Categories : Cloud Computing, Data Encryption, Data Security, Encryption, Privileged User            Leave a comment           

A bit over a week ago some of our senior executives were in New York for a CSO summit. Our own CSO (Sol Cates) and CEO (Alan Kessler) were among those attending. One observation from the summit – this year’s sad (and still growing) total of data breaches is causing people to pause and reflect about how their security dollars are being spent, and how they could be used more effectively. <ClicktoTweet>: Twin Drivers to Reprioritize IT Security Spending @akicklighter […]

11 Nov
2014
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Dear Valued Customer, The Home Depot has discovered that a file containing your email address may have been taken during the payment card breach we announced in September. The file contained email addresses, but it did not contain passwords, payment card information, or other sensitive personal information. We apologize for this incident and for the inconvenience and frustration this may cause you. In all likelihood this event will not impact you, but we recommend that you be on the alert […]

06 Nov
2014
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This question is always a difficult one. Although the answer is almost certainly a ‘yes’, it is a very difficult thing to measure with any precision. How costly could the damage of a successful data breach be? Well, it could put you out of business for one, or at least lose you your job – and as a result of incidents like these and countless others, organisations are making greater investments in IT security. Indeed Gartner says that worldwide information […]

04 Nov
2014
Categories : Data Protection, Data Security, Encryption            Leave a comment           

Recently, I was in New York City for the Evanta Global CISO Summit, to moderate a discussion on the business imperative of data security. During the conference, a wide variety of security and privacy topics were covered. I was able to speak with and hear from CISOs from all walks of life, all of whom are focused on confronting modern-day security challenges and pushing information security to new levels of importance. Fortunately, the conference organizers stress the belief that collaboration […]

30 Oct
2014
Categories : Big Data, Data Breach, Data Protection, Data Security            Leave a comment           

I was recently invited by our South Korea sales team to visit them and present at a Big Data conference in Busan. First off I was glad to see S. Korea embracing or at least tipping their toes in new generation technologies and gladly accepted the invitation.  I want to share my perceptions from the trip and I will start first with economic factors. South Korea is a beautiful, clean country with a strong work ethic and an impressive 3.4% […]

28 Oct
2014
Categories : Data Security            Leave a comment           

Over the past 5+ years we have seen the shift from Data Center walls to a lattice work of the Data Center, Cloud Services, and Contractors.  More and more of our IT services are handled by other parties, and our own organizations are often confused on their role in how to manage and secure the business. <Click to Tweet>: Empowering Organizations for #DataSecurity from@Vormetric’s @scates http://bit.ly/1wARVSa Our collective employees are key contributors, and often the weakest link when it comes […]

22 Oct
2014
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Earlier today we were honored to have Brigadier General Brad Pray USAF (retired), now with Axios, speaking with Vormetric on a webinar hosted by our partner CaraSoft. The topic was Defending Data in a Perimeter-less Environment. The analogies that he drew about applying the lessons learned in protecting military environments in dangerous circumstances are ones that I think can be used within every organization to help enhance security postures and protect data against the continuous stream of breaches that organizations […]

21 Oct
2014
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I was listening in on a recent Gartner webinar (the IT Spending Forecast for 2013) when the answer to a question posed to Analyst Bianca Granetto caught my ear. The question was around how to solve security problems given the recent spate of data breaches (I especially like this visual interpretation of data breaches over the last 10 years from Information is Beautiful). Her answer was along the lines of the fact that compliance, regulatory requirements and security must be […]