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Farrah Gamboa is a Director of Technical Product Management at Stealthbits - now part of Netwrix. 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

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 sensitive data definition is simple: sensitive data is any information that needs to be protected. What that really means though is […]

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

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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

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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 […]

Advanced Data Security Features for Azure SQL- Part 1: Data Discovery & Classification

Azure SQL provides DBA’s with an easy and efficient means of standing up relational database services for their cloud and enterprise applications. As with any database platform, security remains a top concern and has not been overlooked by Microsoft with the variety of security features available in Azure SQL, including those offered through the Advanced […]

Least Privilege Access – A Pragmatic Approach Using Resource-Based Groups

At STEALTHbits, we often describe Active Directory as holding ‘the keys to the kingdom’. It stores the users and groups that grant access to an organization’s most sensitive information and should be protected for this very reason.  From an access management perspective, most administrators will stand behind the best practice of assigning access to groups […]

The Open Share Epidemic

Open Access or unrestricted file share access is an inevitable condition that exists in most, if not all, enterprise environments. Many organizations create ‘Open Shares’ to allow end-users an easy way to access resources. What is an Open Share? These shares are open in the sense that access to them is unrestricted at both the […]

What is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)?

The EU GDPR took the world by storm, upping the compliance ‘ante’, causing other countries to follow suit in protecting consumer privacy. While the United States hasn’t implemented any federal regulation of this sort, many states have begun to implement their own regulations at the state level. For California, the clock has already begun ticking […]

What is the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation?

The New York Department of Financial Services released the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation (23 NYCRR 500) in 2017, a set of regulations that place cybersecurity requirements on all DFS regulated entities. This regulation was put into effect at a time where cybersecurity threats are growing, with players coming from nation-states such as Russia, to independent criminal […]

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