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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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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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6 Jul 2018

MEET ACRA 0.81.0

This release brings better prevention of SQL injections with the new AcraCensor, better handling of real-life SQL queries (including prepared statements and complex JOINs), and a lot of improvements in other key areas of Acra.

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