Dark Matters BLOG: Technical

Privacy, Regulation, and Data Fingerprinting

Privacy, Regulation, and Data Fingerprinting

One of the most notable parts of Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony last week was his indication of Facebook’s openness to being regulated. Traditionally, most industries have been vehemently anti-regulation, instead preferring to “self-regulate” and keep the perceived...

NessAWS: Our Journey Towards Continuous Monitoring

NessAWS: Our Journey Towards Continuous Monitoring

INTRODUCTION We’re excited to introduce our new open-source tool for facilitating continuous vulnerability scanning in the cloud: NessAWS. If you’ve read other posts on this blog, you’ll notice that we won’t be talking about the dark web, the latest PII dump, or...

Look to the Data, not the Headlines

Look to the Data, not the Headlines

In all of the noise surrounding security events, it can be hard for organizations to figure out what really matters or who to listen to. In some cases, news outlets grab unhelpful pieces of stand-alone data out of context to create a talking point that will make their...

The Plural of Anecdote is Data, Not Evidence

The Plural of Anecdote is Data, Not Evidence

On Monday, Troy Hunt published a blog post suggesting that there is a new trend of historical data breaches showing up on dark web markets. The blog post observed a cluster of four advertisements of data from past breaches, all from the same seller on the same market,...

What is a Data Fingerprint?

What is a Data Fingerprint?

Matchlight was born out of a simple conversation. A Chief Information Security Officer at a bank asked us to tell him if one of his client lists was ever leaked to the internet. The catch? He couldn’t actually ever provide us with the list. Intro- Digital...

Securing Your Data at Cloud Scale

Securing Your Data at Cloud Scale

Matchlight is powered by the latest in large-scale computational technologies. Matchlight bridges the gap between big data and information security. Built on technologies including the MapR Distribution of Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, and Python, Matchlight constantly...