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Inside Big Data: Consumption-derived Data Governance is Difficult to Flank
In this special guest feature, Doug Wick, Vice President of Product at ALTR, believes that data consumption governance, implemented at the query level to observe and control consumption of sensitive data, could help organizations to take full advantage of the cloud while reducing the associated risks.
TDAN: Can You Have Both an Offensive vs. Defensive Data Strategy?
It’s widely accepted that limited time and resources force organizations to make trade-offs between offense and defense when implementing their data strategy. With the technological shifts of the last few years, this may no longer be true.
Always Invert: The No Code Revolution
Right now, the whole world of software is opening up again. I can’t emphasize it enough, so I will repeat myself—I’ve listened to thousands of start-up pitches, and I would now say that today a significant majority of them could be launched and gain significant traction with no code tools.
MSSP Alert: ALTR Unveils Snowflake Integration for Data Cloud Security
ALTR has integrated its data security-as-a-service (DSaaS) platform with the Snowflake data cloud platform, according to a prepared statement. The integration lets Snowflake users leverage ALTR’s DSaaS platform to detect and respond to abnormal consumption of data, the companies said. That way, Snowflake users can utilize ALTR’s DSaaS capabilities to stop and prevent credentialed data threats.
ToolBox: Securing Enterprise Data in the Remote Work Era With DSaaS
Enterprises should consider implementing query-level data consumption controls using data security-as-a-service (DSaaS) solutions as cloud data warehouses lack data consumption controls and have inadequate data-loss prevention (DLP) or endpoint protection as they are entirely virtualized.
Virtual Strategy Magazine: 2021 Predictions from James Beecham, founder and CTO of ALTR
Entirely new technologies are emerging that take a different approach to data protection. Making it part of the design of any applications that create and use it. Traditional security measures are implemented into the infrastructure that any data uses, like toll booths and barriers on a highway.
Database Trends and Applications: Trend-Setting Products in Data and Information Management for 2021
To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year Database Trends and Applications magazine presents a list of Trend-Setting Products. These products, platforms, and services range from widely accepted offerings that continue to evolve to meet the needs of their loyal constituents to breakthrough technologies that are in the early stages of adoption.
UNITE.AI: Cybersecurity Interviews - Doug Wick, VP of Product at ALTR
Hackers are the obvious culprit in data breaches, but they are too often helped by human error. In many ways, this year has been the worst on record. The likes of Marriott International, Estee Lauder, and of course Zoom, have had incidents involving both private and business data.
The Significance of Data Security in the New Normal
“As the enterprise embraces the broader market opportunity around the cloud and an increasingly distributed workforce, they need to rethink their entire approach toward data privacy and security,” says James Beecham, CTO, ALTR, in an exclusive interview with ITSecurityWire.
Authority Magazine: 5 Things you need to know to optimize your company's approach to data
A team is only as good as its coach and practice schedule. It is important to practice situations that are uncomfortable and hard to deal with during the day. The stress of a cyber-incident should not be taken lightly, and there are a lot of lessons from sports and the military that can be carried into your business.
Intellyx: Controlling the consumption of sensitive enterprise data
ALTR offers a data security service that continuously operates within the data warehouse at the database driver layer to govern the way in which enterprise data is used and consumed by applications.
DBTA: ALTR Named to "Top 50 Companies Driving Innovation"
Today, organizations seek data-driven insights to advance decision making at all levels. Moreover, a trend toward digital transformation, which was already underway at many organizations, has accelerated since the onset of the global pandemic.
Digital Journal: Q&A: What has the pandemic taught us about security priorities?
During the COVID-19 era, many companies have become the targets for rogue actors in terms of seeking to exploit digital vulnerabilities. This means that continually assessing the cybersecurity policy and having a back-up plan is of great importance.
VAR Insights: The Antidote To Deal Registration In Channel Sales Is Stackable Margins
When companies franchise sales efforts to include the channel—especially new market entrants—they typically see a marked increase in deal registration.
IT Security Wire: ALTR Rolls Out First-Ever Stackable Margins Channel Program for SIs, OEMs and Resellers of All Types
The ALTR Stackable Margins program opts for a non-traditional approach to the channel by comping resales and referrals that lead to positive outcomes at decisive stages of the sales journey. In addition to deal registration—where all-or-nothing sales margins often see parties waging war over deal credit—partners are rewarded for many types of net-new opportunity identification and referrals.
AIThority: ALTR Rolls Out First-Ever Stackable Margins Channel Program
ALTR, developer of the most advanced data governance and protection technology on the market, has launched a new partner program for SIs and OEMs, as well as small consulting firms and developers that co-sell, refer-sell or implement ALTR Data Security-as-a-Service (DSaaS).
CRN: ALTR Looks To Diversify Partner Base With New Program
ALTR looks to expand its channel community beyond security VARs and SIs with a new program that compensates partners for identifying and referring net new opportunities.
HelpNetSecurity: Data security matters more than ever in the new normal
Given the new normal of so many more people working from home—on top of a pile of evidence showing that productivity and quality of life typically go up with remote work
DBTA: Optimizing Privacy and Compliance for Cloud Data Platforms
Organizations are increasingly turning to cloud data warehouses for advanced analytics and data visualizations. Solutions like Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and more provide immediate value with secure and easy access to any data with near-infinite scalability.
Austin American Statesman: Austin startup Altr raises $15 million for growth
The funding was led by a mix of institutional and private sources in the cybersecurity, information technology and financial-services industries.
VentureBeat: ALTR Raises $15 Million to Broaden Data Security as a Service
The pandemic is creating that market opportunity, given all of the security concerns raised by consumers accessing banking and other sensitive data over the internet, Sikora said.
Computer Business Review: Dangers of Data Sprawl Increase during the Remote Work Revolution
Whether the development project is being outsourced or completely in-house, the misuse of sensitive private data is overwhelmingly common and security requirements are often waived over the needs of the business.
SECURITY BOULEVARD: Why Traditional Security Is Failing Us, Part 2
The blind spot for many organizations has to do with their applications and databases. Now you are saying, “Wait just a minute—we test all of our applications and we encrypt all PII.
GIGAOM: Voices in DevOps – Episode 22: A Conversation with James Beecham
Jon speaks to James Beecham, Founder & CTO at data security specialist vendor ALTR. We find out what we can learn from taking the full-stack engineer’s perspective on enterprise DevOps.
SECURITY BOULEVARD: Why Traditional Security Is Failing Us
After working in the cybersecurity industry for the last 15 years, what I find most striking is that, despite all the money spent on cyberdefense, the number of data breaches every year continues to increase
FINEXTRA: From Banking and Data Security to Compliance: Blockchain Grows Well Beyond its Cryptocurrency Roots
MSSP Alert: ALTR Hires Cylance Veteran Brian Stoner for Data Security Partner Push
There is a lot of noise in the security space today but most of the technology is focused on reacting to threats after the fact. There are too many examples where customer proprietary data has been exfiltrated in a breach. DB technology, security, and encryption have not changed in over 30 years. The attackers take advantage of this every day.
CLOUDTECH: Why the future of data security in the cloud is programmable
The problem is that IT, security, and compliance are already behind. As the “Defenders” of the business, they must now apply multiple other third-party products to that application in order to to gain fine-grained control over who accesses it and what data they can access.
FINEXTRA: Tackling Private Data Exposure and Cyber Theft at Banks Using Privileged Database Access
Part 2/3 of understanding the top threats to data and how to neutralize risk and privacy exposures
FINEXTRA: How to Address the Top 5 Threats to Banking Data
Uncover the top five threats to the data held by banks and financial institutions, and get a fresh perspective on how the industry can make a fundamental shift away from failed perimeter protection
Payments Source: Blockchain Can Take Friction Out of PCI Compliance
As data breaches continue to threaten brands, reputations and bottom lines, PCI compliance is an indicator that enterprise data security leveraging distributed ledger architecture is no longer just a concept, but is now in the hands of business.
DISRUPTOR DAILY: Blockchain In Cybersecurity Use Case #4: ALTR
This interview is part of our new Blockchain In Cybersecurity series, where we interview the world's leading thought leaders on the front lines of the intersections between blockchain and cyber security.
Q2 Holdings Launches Q2 TrustView For Data Security
The ALTR platform is integrated as a core technology within Q2 TrustView, the companies said. ALTR, for its part, is stated as the developer of the first software solution designed to harness blockchain’s virtually inviolable structure and apply it to data security.
Help Net Security: What hackers inside your company are after: Convenience
Digital transformation is not a technology trend. Rather, it is a convenience trend. Businesses are changing because customer expectations demand it. Each day, consumers find yet another use for mobile connectivity.
IT Pro Today: Fertility Database Relies on Blockchain for Security
Fertility Database Relies on Blockchain for Security. FRTYL is trying to put families' minds at ease through the use of blockchain for security.
[AI]Thority: ALTR Achieves Highest Industry Rating for Payment Data Security with PCI Certification
Enterprise Data-Security Platform Is First and Only Blockchain-Based Technology of Its Kind to Attain PCI Dss Compliance
MODERN CONCENSUS: Dave Sikora says private nodes will transform blockchain security
Sikora spoke to Modern Consensus after his SXSW panel appearance about how ALTR is doing and why he believes the company’s technology is going to make waves.
The Banker: Tech Talk - Reinventing Data Security in the Banking Industry
The Banker's Joy Macknight talks to ALTR CEO, David Sikora, about the greatest cybersecurity risk to banks and how ALTR is re-inventing the data-security model with blockchain technology.
ReadWrite: Blockchain-Based Data Security Taking Over Key Industries
With cyber attacks continuously on the rise, key industries are now being forced to leverage new strategies and technologies to ensure that data and assets remain protected.
HIT INFRASTRUCTURE: Healthcare Blockchain Could Solve Industry’s Biggest Problems
Healthcare blockchain could solve some of the biggest problems in healthcare, such as compliance, interoperability, and data security issues, according to a recent study by CB Insights.
New Electronics: The Blockchain Buzz
Since its introduction, blockchain technology has created a tremendous buzz, offering a secure exchange of value without any need for a central authority such as a bank, government or a financial institution.
Healthcare Global: Blockchain-powered data security - A prescription for renewed trust in healthcare
A transformational new way to secure and ensure the integrity of data has come to healthcare, and it has the potential to impact almost every corner of the industry.
ThirtyK: Securing Data With Blockchain, One Enterprise at a Time
ThirtyK spoke with ALTR about how the blockchain can secure data, the benefits of single-company solutions, and why ALTR makes a point of saying it’s not developing its own coins.
Health-IT Security: Partnership Uses Blockchain Technology To Secure Fertility Data
A partnership between Donor Concierge and ALTR will use blockchain technology to secure health data and patient privacy for the FRTYL fertility exchange.
Dark Reading: Managing Data the Way We Manage Money
In the data-driven enterprise, myriad types of data have become a new form and flow of currency. Why, then, hasn't the CISO achieved parity with the CFO?
Information Management: The role of blockchain in thwarting data breaches
Security leaders have long excelled at mastery of complicated problems. Now they need to learn to manage complex challenges, a shift of largely unappreciated magnitude.
Innovation Enterprise: How ALTR is using blockchain to solve cybersecurity
Every year, cybercriminals find more inventive and insidious ways into our systems and their cumulative impact is becoming more and more devastating.
Ledger Insights: ALTR uses blockchain to protect data like it’s money
If hackers have breached your network, how do you protect your data? Their answer is to use blockchain as a tool.\n\n
The Digital Enterprise: Interview with David Sikora, CEO at ALTR
In this interview, David Sikora, CEO at ALTR elaborates on blockchain’s digital truth, why enterprises need to start treating data like they do their money, addressing data breaches in the midst of a digital initiative and stresses the need for a proactive rather than a reactive approach to security.
Enterprise Times: ALTR to deliver data cybersecurity via blockchain for the enterprise
ALTR emerges amid the rising adoption of the cloud and microservices, native mobile apps and the Internet of Things.
Government Europa: An insight into the future of blockchain data technology
Government Europa speaks to David Sikora, CEO of ALTR, about all things blockchain, including how General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe could affect blockchain technology.
Help Net Security: Will blockchain power the next generation of data security?
Digital trust today has been damaged, both between the different groups of stakeholders tasked with security and between those people and the technology they depend on to run their businesses or accomplish their missions. With novel foundational technologies like blockchain it can be restored.
PYMENTS: How ALTR Uses Blockchain Tech To Boost Enterprise Security
ALTR has emerged from four years of stealth, with $15 million in private and institutional backing and what is being billed as the first commercial software package that it says “unleashes the security benefits of blockchain.”