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20 Dec 2018

Thank You for Contributing and Using Themis in 2018

We are extremely grateful to our open-source contributors and for the feedback from select users and want to recognize and celebrate their input in 2018!

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27 Nov 2018

Hiring External Security Team: What You Need to Know

Contrary to popular opinion, security consulting is not limited to pentests and compliance audits. In this article, we’ve outlined the 4 main security-related business risks and charted out the way to help you choose the consulting type that best suits your business.

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22 Nov 2018

How to Implement Tracing in a Modern Distributed Application

A battle-tested explanation of why tracing is a very useful technique you can benefit from in your projects. A story from the trenches of implementing distributed tracing in our Acra data security suite.

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15 Nov 2018

What Do We Really Need to Encrypt. Cheatsheet

What data is sensitive and needs to be encrypted according to the modern data privacy regulations like GDPR, HIPAA, FFIEC, etc.? This is a cheat sheet and an explanation of how we approach answering these questions.

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9 Nov 2018

ACRA 0.84.0 NEW HORIZONS

The release of Acra version 0.84.0 marks the new frontier for the data security suite.

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28 Sep 2018

ACRA 0.83.0 RELEASE

Key rotation made easy — if client application is compromised, the new AcraRotate utility lets you update storage keys and re-encrypt the data. SQL filtering got more flexible with new 6 patterns (including SUBQUERY and LIST_OF_VALUES), allowing you to set up accepted queries very carefully and block malicious requests. Read the full post for more details on how Acra 0.83.0 helps protecting your databases.

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20 Sep 2018

GDPR for Engineers: Implementing Rights and Security Demands

Mapping data privacy regulation to changes in database structure, updates in DevOps practices, backups, and restricted processing. A methodical developer’s perspective.

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16 Aug 2018

Poison Records in Acra – Database Honeypots for Intrusion Detection

How we detect massive data leaks and firewall exfiltration in Acra.

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14 Aug 2018

ACRA 0.82.0 IS OUT!

Introducing AcraTranslator — store AcraStructs wherever it is convenient now. Plus we've added pattern matching for SQL filtering in AcraCensor and number of other improvements.

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13 Jul 2018

Social Events of Spring-Summer 2018 for Cossack Labs

An overview of the conferences and meetups in which the Cossack Labs team particiated recently. Also, the first-ever post on our blog containing emoji.

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