Moving from Checkbox Compliance to True Data Security

Moving from Checkbox Compliance to True Data Security

Organizations are shifting their focus to a core set of principles around protecting their credentials and data, but they struggle with a starting point. In this 6-part ‘Checkbox Compliance to True Data Security’ blog series, we will provide a foundational blueprint. The series will cover an overview of Data Access Governance (DAG) and introduce the 5 phases that will help shape a true data security program. In an interview with Dark Reading, Brian Christensen, head of global audit for Protiviti…

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Top 15 Data Security Sessions at the RSA Conference 2018

Top 15 Data Security Sessions at the RSA Conference 2018

With more than 40,000 security professionals converging on the Moscone Center in San Francisco, we will be taking over the City by the Bay for the week of RSA (April 16-20). In this blog post, I just wanted to give some helpful tips from a Bay Area native and also recommend some Data Security sessions that look interesting from the agenda. Of course, there is always our session at 3:10 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, April 18 in the South Briefing…

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Auditing and Reporting for Box Like Never Before

Auditing and Reporting for Box Like Never Before

Something I say in customer meetings a lot is that unstructured data isn’t glamourous. In a world where people are talking about machine learning, IoT, the latest vulnerabilities and exploits, and other cutting edge stuff, files and folders doesn’t get a lot of air time. If you’re reading this blog, though, you know these uncool bits of data are potentially dangerous and need attention. That leads to an interesting effect in meetings. Often prospects and customers will ask us what…

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A Tale of One City – Data Privacy Day

A Tale of One City – Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day is among us, and for that matter so is EU GDPR and NYCRR 500. What do these all have in common? Well, privacy. Privacy by design really should be more than just the mantra of GDPR, it needs to become the mantra of everyone handling any type of customer information. I do have hope that it will. How do you achieve privacy by design? EU GDPR along with NYCRR 500 are both privacy-focused regulations and they both…

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Gain System Access and Persistence with SQL Native Attacks – SQL Attacks

Gain System Access and Persistence with SQL Native Attacks – SQL Attacks

What to Do with Your New SQL Kingdom In the last posts, we explored ways to gain access to MS SQL and to extract the data it contains. The fun thing with MS SQL, though, is that is just the start. Every application has a certain amount of access to other resources. Databases generally have a lot of low-level access to system since their whole purpose in life is to optimize access to data. That means augmenting some basic IO…

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Compromise with PowerUpSQL – SQL Attacks

Compromise with PowerUpSQL – SQL Attacks

Completely Owning MS SQL Server If what you’re after is a toolkit to own Microsoft SQL Server from end to end, then what you need is PowerUpSQL. Implemented in PowerShell and as complete as they come, PowerUpSQL has tools to discover, compromise, elevate, target, and own just about any SQL system. It’s the whole kill chain in one tool. Just as I could have run all the initial discovery and compromise through metasploit but chose to break it up, I…

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Finding Microsoft SQL Server Targets – SQL Attacks

Finding Microsoft SQL Server Targets – SQL Attacks

After all the posts about attacking different parts of IT infrastructure, it seems impossible that we have never used nmap as a tool before. Nmap is one of the most reliable and well-known tools of the trade for attackers. More than that, it is used by security pros and IT admins for a huge number of tasks. In their own words, the makers of nmap say it is a “utility for network discovery and security auditing.” I think that sells…

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Attacking Microsoft SQL Server Databases

Attacking Microsoft SQL Server Databases

In the business of selling security solutions, not too long ago the phrase “defense in depth” dominated the messages. It was meant to evoke an image of defending each layer of the IT infrastructure with uniquely suited solutions. Now everyone recognizes that the notions about perimeter defenses are flawed. Real security is built in to everything, not wrapped around it. However, there are many corners of the IT stack that seem to still behave as if security is going to…

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StealthAUDIT 8.1 – Insider Threat Podcast #12

StealthAUDIT 8.1 – Insider Threat Podcast #12

In our twelfth edition of the Insider Threat Podcast, we were joined by my STEALTHbits teammate, Adam Laub, the Senior Vice President of Product Marketing. In a reversal of the typical flow of things, Adam had questions for me. With the release of StealthAUDIT 8.1 fast approaching, he wanted to know how some of the headline features fit into the view of the world from an insider threat perspective. 8.1 is a minor release, and, as is usual with a…

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StealthDEFEND – Insider Threat Podcast #11

StealthDEFEND – Insider Threat Podcast #11

In our eleventh edition of the Insider Threat Podcast, we were joined by my STEALTHbits teammates, Adam Laub, the Senior Vice President of Product Marketing and Dan McLaughlin, Technical Product Manager. Dan and Adam are the dynamic duo that helped usher out our release of StealthDEFEND version 1. StealthDEFEND is our new real-time threat analytics and alerting component of STEALTHbits’ Data Access Governance suite. Focused on file activity, important contextual elements like data sensitivity, and the actual attack methods leveraged…

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