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Farrah Gamboa is a Director of Technical Product Management at Stealthbits Technologies. She is responsible for building and delivering on the roadmap of Stealthbits products and solutions. Since joining Stealthbits in 2012, Farrah has held multiple technical roles, including Scrum Master and Quality Assurance Manager. Farrah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University

Top Data Breaches of 2020

| Farrah Gamboa | Security | Leave a Comment

This year has been a year like no other, with what seems to be a never-ending and always evolving set of headlines. At a glance, we’ve seen the evolution of the Coronavirus pandemic, the ongoing wildfires across not only the country but the world, the death of a basketball legend, Brexit finally coming to fruition, a civil rights […]

What is the California Privacy Rights Act?

Just days before the enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) began on July 1st, 2020, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) received enough signatures to qualify to be on the November ballot. This ballot initiative, also referred to as Prop 24, was drafted by the non-profit organization Californians for Consumer Privacy, and looks to extend and clarify […]

What is a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)?

| Farrah Gamboa | Compliance | Leave a Comment

Article 35 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) describes the requirement for organizations to “carry out an assessment of the impact of the envisaged processing operations on the protection of personal data”. This process referred to as a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA), is an integral component of the GDPR, and if not carried out […]

What is Privacy by Design?

| Farrah Gamboa | Security | Leave a Comment

In this era of big data, it is in an organization’s best interest to seek to safeguard their critical data assets, especially sensitive data, to the best of their ability. However, data breaches continue to occur, and according to certain studies, are happening every minute. And now with more consumer data being collected than ever, these breaches […]

Data Security vs Data Privacy

| Farrah Gamboa | Security | Leave a Comment

Data is quite possibly the most critical asset within any organization and is at the heart of most, if not all, cyberattacks. Organizations struggle to implement the appropriate processes to ensure data is being protected from both internal and external threats. When talking about protecting data, Data Security and Data Privacy go hand in hand. […]

What is Sensitive Data?

Sensitive data is a term that we hear quite often these days, especially as it relates to the plethora of data privacy laws that have been introduced over the past several years. Seemingly, the definition is simple: sensitive data is any information that needs to be protected. What that really means though is often dependent […]

What are Amazon S3 Buckets?

Amazon S3 buckets have been at the heart of over a thousand security breaches over the last 4 years alone. Most recently, thousands of cell phone bills for Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile customers were exposed through an open S3 bucket due to the oversight of a contractor working for one of the cell giants. […]

Using The Azure Information Protection (AIP) Scanner to Discover Sensitive Data

Azure Information Protection (AIP) is Microsoft’s solution to classify, label, and protect sensitive documents. The AIP scanner runs as a Windows service and can be used to protect on-premise documents within the following data stores: Local Folders where the scanner service is configured Network shares that use the SMB protocol Document Libraries and Folders for […]

Advanced Data Security Features for Azure SQL- Part 3: Advanced Threat Protection

| Farrah Gamboa | Security | Leave a Comment

In my last blog post, we took a look at the Vulnerability Assessment within the Advanced Data Security (ADS) offering for Azure SQL. In my final blog post of the series, we will take a deep dive into the Advanced Threat Protection features. VIEW PART 1 HERE VIEW PART 2 HERE Advanced Threat Protection for […]

Advanced Data Security Features for Azure SQL- Part 2: Vulnerability Assessment

| Farrah Gamboa | Security | Leave a Comment

In my last blog post, we took a look at the Data Discovery & Classification features within the Advanced Data Security (ADS) offering for Azure SQL. In this blog post, we will take a deep dive into the Vulnerability assessment. The SQL Vulnerability assessment provides administrators with a streamlined approach to identify and even remediate […]

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