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How Did They Break Into Equifax?

Posted on: September 13, 2017

I’m sure you have asked yourself this question, right? Simple answer: SQL Injection.   “…they probably stole the database credentials out of the [web] application…” According to the below article and many others…

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What is GDPR?

Posted on: August 4, 2017

What is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?  Who has to Comply with GDPR? Does your organization collect European Union (EU) citizen data? If yes, then you most certainly need to comply. The…

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Perspective on the Global “WannaCry2” Cyberattacks Hitting Critical Infrastructure

Posted on: May 15, 2017

What is WannaCry2? A rapidly spreading cyberattack that was first detected in March and has impacted businesses in nearly 100 countries. Currently, the source of the attack is unknown. The WannaCry2 attacks have crippled…

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Data Discovery and Classification

Posted on: February 24, 2017

“The number one thing about Data(base) security is that you have to know what you have.” An important first step to protect sensitive data is to identify its existence. As the 2016…

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Change Ticket Auto-reconciliation

Posted on: January 24, 2017

Change Ticket Auto-reconciliation Many organizations, to meet audit requirements, spend an inordinate amount of time collecting all the changes from Guardium and reconcile these changes with their ticketing system to identify approved…

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To Schema On Read or to Schema On Write – Part 2

Posted on: September 14, 2015

By Paige Roberts In my previous post, we pondered the merits of the philosophies of (schema on read, and schema on write. Link to previous post.) But schema, wherefore art though schema?…

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To Schema On Read or to Schema On Write, That is the Hadoop Data Lake Question

Posted on: July 2, 2015

By Paige Roberts Whether ‘tis nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous data structures, or to structure, to query, perchance to find answers from specific data more quickly. That is…

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From Napoleon to Tableau: A Brief History of Data Visualization as it evolved

Posted on: May 14, 2015

The Big Data revolution has greatly increased the need for data visualization. Historically, data visualization has evolved through the work of noted practitioners. The founder of graphical methods in statistics is William…

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The Difference Between Econometric Modeling and Machine Learning

Posted on: April 7, 2015

I was talking shop the other day with a colleague who also runs a big data analytics firm.   When I spoke with him, one of the things he mentioned briefly was…

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Microsoft buys itself an analytical Revolution…

Posted on: February 17, 2015

Microsoft buys itself an analytical Revolution, jumps to the front of open source enterprise analytics. The recent acquisition of Revolution Analytics by Microsoft Corporation surprised many people in the analytics industry. What…

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