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Senior Director of Engineering
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Director of Product Marketing
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Vice President Marketing
Paul AyersPaul Ayers
VP EMEA

DEFENDERS OF DATA

Category: Encryption

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
Categories : Data Security, Encryption            Leave a comment           

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 […]

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 […]

14 Oct
2014

Personal note: When I initially laid out this blog, I planned on stepping through recent revelations in the Dairy Queen breach. However, since my initial outline, Kmart was also breached. These breaches are happening at such a frequent pace, I can’t help but feel the larger story is about security flaws within the retail space. So instead of delivering yet another Dairy Queen article among the masses, I’d instead like to look at security flaws within the retail space as […]

06 Oct
2014

Data encryption is increasingly at the forefront of American conversations around cybersecurity. In fact, Fusion’s Daniel Rivero, citing government intrusion and overreach, went so far as to call it “the second amendment battle for the digital age.” Given October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, it only seems appropriate to explore the benefits of encryption – a strategy that helps keep businesses accountable to their customers, partners, employees and stock holders. Click to Tweet: The Long Game of Encrypt Everything […]

08 Sep
2014
Categories : Big Data, Data Encryption, Database Encryption, Encryption            Leave a comment           

Intel’s AES-NI instructions are extensions to the x86 instruction set to perform AES encryption and decryption directly using Intel CPUs. In addition to being more secure, there are significant performance gains that accrue when using hardware-based encryption. Just as the AES encryption has become a universal and widely adopted standard for symmetric encryption, AES NI-enabled encryption has become the equivalent to a standard for x86-based applications performing hardware encryption starting with Intel’s Westmere processors. Click to Tweet:          ./@Vormetric #DataSecurity for […]

28 Aug
2014

As we’re winding down to the end of VMworld today, now is a good time to summarize some of the key data security trends we’re seeing at the event. The first is that data, and the security of data within VMware clouds and environments, is now a hot topic. Not only did VMware announce a set of critical features tied to enhancing data security in today’s environment of “deperimeterization” for networks with the release of NSX 6.1, but the topic […]

30 May
2014

Yesterday, we announced the general availability of Vormetric Data Security Release 5, Version 5.2.1.  This is a full release for our set of Data Security Platform products, including extensive enhancements to our flagship Vormetric Transparent Encryption product, our new Vormetric Application Encryption offering, updates to our Data Security Manager appliance, encryption agents, key management and more.  The release is the culmination of significant work by Vormetric product development, product management and product marketing teams and further extends our platform to […]

29 May
2014

The Vormetric Data Security Platform Yesterday was a big day for Vormetric, the culmination of the long process of creating a new product – Vormetric Application Encryption.  This offering is a major extension of our Data Security Platform, giving our customers powerful capabilities for granularly encrypting field, column and file data within enterprise and web applications, as well as cloud and big data environments. With the addition of Vormetric Application Encryption to the Vormetric Data Protection Platform, we have created […]

26 May
2014

It seems pretty clear that eBay didn’t properly safeguard their user information. We can expect that perimeters and firewalls will be penetrated – The Verizon data breach report gives a 90% chance of compromising an account after 10 phishing attempts, and malicious software installed as a result  is often undetectable by AV or Network monitoring and penetration tools.  Other attacks on applications (SQL injections, stack overflows) often result in an attacker gaining root privileges on machines and then using the […]