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SPHEREboard 4.6 Release Notes: Granular Details, Global Search and more

SPHEREboard Release Notes is an ongoing highlights reel of recent product improvements we’ve made. WHAT’S NEW Role Granular Details. A new page that shows a list of roles for all applications. Now you can look at all roles in the details page and filter based on a variety of criteria. This is useful when exploring roles that were identified. And User Granular …
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New Year, New SPHERE

Happy New Year! We’re celebrating 2020 with a quick year in review of our favorite 2019 moments, updates and all the things we’re grateful for. This year, we hosted our 7th (!) annual Craft Beer & Whiskey Festival with the Liberty Humane Society to support our local homeless animals. Over the years we’ve helped LHS raise nearly $40K. Cheers to …
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SPHEREboard 4.5 Release Notes: IAM in BETA, ARM updates and more

SPHEREboard Release Notes is an ongoing highlights reel of recent product improvements we’ve made. WHAT’S NEW Identity Access Management Module. Now in BETA. The IAM dashboard features a 360o view of the relationships between users, applications, permissions and roles across the organization. This supplements the asset review process by providing the application or role owner with information specific to that application …
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Pulse Q&A with Rita Gurevich, Being Proactive in Cyber Security

Our very own Rita Gurevich, SPHERE president and founder, chatted with Pulse Q&A on being proactive in cyber security. Read the full conversation here. Short on time? Here are key takeaways for CIOs, CSOs, CDOs, and CCOs: Security is a driver Every company cares about security, every job now has some security aspect to it, even on the operations and the …
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Entitlement Issues Impacting Your Business

85% of business data is unstructured, an amount that doubles every 90 days. This data comprises the vast majority of digital business assets, so ensuring that access is controlled and governed by business “need-to-know” is imperative. A key part of that is recognizing security issues with your permissions and tracking ownership to reduce risk, remediate security issues and put necessary …
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Unstructured Data Assessment and Risk, 6 Questions to Answer

Whether across File Shares, SharePoint, or Public Folders, most firms lack visibility of their unstructured data environments, regardless of their business size or vertical. Being in the dark with your unstructured data leads to a host of strategic and tactical issues — the inability to prioritize risk based on the exposure of sensitive data, for one. Security issues, specifically those …
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SPHEREboard 4.4 Release Notes: ARM updates, bug fixes and more

SPHEREboard Release Notes is an ongoing highlights reel of recent product improvements we’ve made. WHAT’S NEW Asset Review Module. A ton of updates on ARM. We added application roles as a new asset type in ARM. This includes the creation of a new Role Details Page as well as an Application Details Page.  Roles Details. This new page provides the list of users who are members of that …
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Data Collection 101

Data collection and correlation can be a fraught undertaking. What metadata should you extract? What tools and technologies do you have in place to collect and report on your data? How do you organize and categorize the data? Where do you start grouping data into collections? Here’s the rundown. Sensitive unstructured data doesn’t care where they lives. And neither do …
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5 Quick Tips on Millennial Leadership, from our Millennial Leader

Our very own Rita Gurevich, SPHERE president and founder (and fearless Millennial leader), chatted with the PeopleProductiveCast on leading a Millennial culture to great success. Listen to the full conversation here. Short on time? Here are five things we learned from Rita about successfully managing and leading a Millennial team. Hitting a home run on Millennial culture Millennials and startups are …
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Unstructured Data in 5 Stats

Quick, how many unstructured data sources can you name? Enterprise firms deal with countless terabytes of unstructured data, unorganized and easily accessible, ranging from text analytics and paper documents to Excel spreadsheets, hard drives and print servers. The list is long and spans well beyond big, network-attached devices, file servers or document management systems such as SharePoint — the usual …
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