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Apr 7, 2021   |  By Mike Tierney
Personal information (PI) enables businesses to customize the customer experience and boost sales. However, consumer rights advocacy and privacy regulations, such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and state data privacy laws enacted in the United States, limit the collection of PI. Preeminent among these laws is the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA).
Mar 31, 2021   |  By Jeff Melnick
If you don’t know the state of your network, you’re like a blind pilot, inevitably headed for disaster. Fortunately, the market now offers many good software solutions, both commercial and open source, for network monitoring.
Mar 25, 2021   |  By Mike Tierney
With cyber threats rapidly evolving and data volumes expanding exponentially, many organizations are struggling to ensure proper security. Implementing a solid cybersecurity framework (CSF) can help you protect your business. One of the best frameworks comes from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. This guide provides an overview of the NIST CSF, including its principles, benefits and key components.
Mar 18, 2021   |  By Mike Tierney
It should come as no surprise that the federal government takes cybersecurity compliance quite seriously. After all, federal agencies manage massive stores of data related to national and international security and public health, as well as the personal information of most residents of the country. FISMA (the Federal Information Security Management Act) defines a set of security requirements intended to provide oversight for federal agencies on this front.
Mar 18, 2021   |  By Ryan Brooks
In early March, Microsoft reported a large, coordinated attack that exploited critical vulnerabilities in Exchange Server 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 in an attempt to exfiltrate credentials and other sensitive information from organizations’ mailboxes. Microsoft attributed this attack to a sophisticated Chinese group code-named HAFNIUM. The first detected attempts date back to January 2021.
Mar 10, 2021   |  By Jeff Melnick
IT teams rely on Active Directory (AD) to keep networks secure and maintain user accounts — but they often need to adhere to strict budget limitations when it comes to selecting software to help. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the top free Active Directory management tools. Our picks focus on AD tools that will help you complete routine AD management tasks much faster so your team has time to focus on other priorities.
Mar 3, 2021   |  By Mike Tierney
The NIST 800-53 standard offers solid guidance for how organizations should select and maintain customized security and privacy controls for their information systems. NIST SP 800-53 Revision 5 is one of many compliance documents you need to familiarize yourself with if you are working with information technology. This post breaks it down for you into digestible pieces that emphasize the standard’s practical meaning and application.
Feb 25, 2021   |  By Elena Vodopyan
Organizations often create multiple IT policies for a variety of needs: disaster recovery, data classification, data privacy, risk assessment, risk management and so on. These documents are often interconnected and provide a framework for the company to set values to guide decision-making and responses. Organizations also need an information security policy. This type of policy provides controls and procedures that help ensure that employees will work with IT assets appropriately.
Feb 17, 2021   |  By Mike Tierney
Conducting a data protection impact assessment (DPIA) or privacy impact assessment (PIA) is a complex and challenging task. Nevertheless, it’s critical to do. Data privacy concerns have become a significant focus across all industries, and for good reason: data is at higher risk than ever before. In its 2020 Q3 Data Breach QuickView Report, Risk Based Security revealed that 36 billion records were exposed during the first three quarters of 2020.
Feb 11, 2021   |  By Elena Vodopyan
Data leaks don’t get as much press as data breaches — but they can be just as devastating to your business. In this article, you’ll learn how data leaks happen and the key steps to take to defend your organization.
Apr 8, 2021   |  By Netwrix
In this quick demonstration, we’ll show you how you can use Netwrix solutions to ensure the security of your sensitive data and critical business systems, and pass compliance audits with less effort and expense.
Sep 30, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix Auditor for Azure AD enables complete visibility into user actions, including user sign-in activity, in your Azure AD deployment. The application provides actionable intelligence about successful and failed sign-in attempts and critical changes to Azure AD users, groups, roles, contacts, applications, devices, licenses and more.
Sep 30, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix Auditor for Windows Server delivers complete visibility into Windows-based server infrastructures. It detects and reports on all changes made to server configuration — hardware and software, services, applications, network settings, registry settings, DNS, and more. In addition, it provides event log management and video recording of user activity.
Sep 8, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix Auditor for VMware delivers complete visibility into what's happening across the entire VMware infrastructure by providing actionable audit data about access events, changes made to vCenter and its servers, folders, clusters, resource pools, and hardware configurations of virtual machines.
Sep 8, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix Auditor for SQL Server maximizes visibility into user activity across Microsoft SQL databases by providing actionable audit data about all changes made to database configurations, permissions, objects and content; and reporting on both successful and failed logon attempts.
Aug 19, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix Auditor for Exchange simplifies IT auditing across your Exchange Online and on-premises Exchange environment and provides actionable audit data, all in one place. See who has access to what, monitor non-owner mailbox access events, and track Exchange configuration and permission changes, so you can prevent data breaches, prove IT compliance and ensure ongoing availability of email services.
Aug 19, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint empowers you to reduce the exposure of sensitive data and detect suspicious user behavior and policy violations before they result in data leaks or business disruptions. Plus, its ready-to-use intelligence enables you to automate many of the compliance and security-related tasks that until now required hours to complete so you can meet the demands of your organization without constantly being overburdened.
Jul 7, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory enables complete visibility of Active Directory and Group Policy by providing actionable data about user activity and allowing to compare system configurations at present versus any moment in the past.
Jul 6, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix Auditor for Windows File Servers maximizes visibility into what's going on across Windows file servers by classifying sensitive data and providing actionable audit data about all changes made to files, folders, shares and permissions; and reporting on both successful and failed access attempts. Today, it’s hard to imagine an enterprise that doesn’t rely on file servers to store its data — including valuable and sensitive data. This makes file servers a key target for all sorts of attackers, including both anonymous hackers and disgruntled employees.
Jun 16, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Netwrix helps organizations prepare for GDPR compliance audits and ensure the security of the personal data of EU citizens. Learn more at How can you spare yourself tons of stress in audit preparation, avoid being the next GDPR breach headline and keep your customers in the EU? Netwrix can help you secure the data you store about EU citizens, uphold their rights and prove your compliance to auditors.
Feb 19, 2021   |  By Netwrix
The simplest definition of Active Directory is that it is a directory service for Windows operating systems. But what does this actually mean? What is Active Directory used for? How can you manage it? Whether you are a new system administrator who wants to learn Active Directory basics, such as its structure, services, components and essential terminology, or a seasoned administrator looking to find new best practices and improve your skills even further, this eBook has something for you.
Aug 11, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Safeguarding business-critical and regulated data like customer records, financial information and intellectual property is critical to the success of the entire organization. However, your goal should not be to build a fortress. Rather accept that your network will inevitably be breached from the outside and attacked from within, so you should build a layered defense strategy that helps you both minimize your attack surface and spot suspicious behavior in time to respond effectively.
Aug 11, 2020   |  By Netwrix
If you are just getting started with Office 365 or you want to master its administration, this guide is for you. The beginning features very easy tasks, including provisioning and de-provisioning of Office 365 user accounts. Then it offers guidelines on managing licenses and explains how to administer different applications using both the Office 365 admin console and PowerShell. Last, this Office 365 tutorial (.pdf) provides more advanced guidance, helping you set up a hybrid environment, secure your cloud-based email application with encryption and spam filtering, and more. After reading this guide, you'll also know how to troubleshoot Office 365 issues, ensuring a seamless experience for your business users.
Aug 1, 2020   |  By Netwrix
In today's digital world, the problem of data theft by departing employees goes far beyond stealing the names of a few customers or a product design sketch; it can mean the loss of gigabytes of critical corporate intelligence and legally protected information like customer cardholder data. Plus, ex-employees have even more avenues for using the data they steal - they can use it against their former employers, leak it to competitors, sell it to the highest bidder or simply publish it on the internet.
Aug 1, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Although most IT pros are aware of the benefits that technology integrations promise, many of them are reluctant to take on integration projects. They know all too well that many vendor products simply aren't designed to be integrated with other systems; the lack of an application programming interface in particular is a huge red flag. Fortunately, there are vendors, such as ServiceNow and Netwrix, that enable organizations to reap the benefits of integration without having to invest lots of time and money.
Jul 1, 2020   |  By Netwrix
It's hard to imagine an organization today that does not rely on file servers, SharePoint or Office 365 for storing data, including valuable and sensitive information such as intellectual property and personal data. This makes these systems particularly attractive targets for all sort of attackers, from external hackers to disgruntled employees. To protect data from both external and internal threats, businesses must regularly conduct thorough data security assessments as part of their broader cyber security assessments.
Jul 1, 2020   |  By Netwrix
Compliance regulations are designed to provide a unified set of rules or guidelines to help IT organizations implement policies and measures that deliver the required levels of integrity, security, availability and accountability of data and operations. This white paper provides an overview of various types of IT compliance, explores their basic concepts and commonalities, and offers guidelines for implementation.

Orchestrate IT security with your data at its core. Netwrix solutions empower you to identify and classify sensitive information with utmost precision; reduce your exposure to risk and detect threats in time to avoid data breaches; and achieve and prove compliance.

Data Security Done Right:

  • Consistency in the Approach. Confidence in the Results. Ensure your cybersecurity efforts are laser-focused on truly important data, instead of false positives that do not require protection. Our unified platform identifies and classifies your sensitive, regulated or mission-critical information consistently and accurately — including both structured and unstructured data, whether it’s on premises or in the cloud.
  • Reduce Risk. Prevent Breaches. Do you know if the sensitive data you store is overexposed? Who can access it? What activity is going on around it? Netwrix solutions help you answer these key questions and ensure that risk-appropriate security controls are implemented around your most critical data. Plus, the platform enables you to detect abnormal activity early and respond before a threat turns into a breach.
  • Achieve Compliance. Deliver Hard Evidence. Assess the effectiveness of the data security controls across your entire infrastructure so you can remediate any flaws before auditors come to call. Get the hard evidence you need to demonstrate to auditors that your controls adhere to their regulations and quickly answer any ad-hoc questions.

Data Centric. Laser Focused.