As the year comes to an end, we wanted to say a special great big koala thanks to our less-furry friends for all your support!
We also wanted to show you the following video we made about our adventures in recent years. We’re a bit unusual in our love of adventure given that our real-live koala cousins in Australia don’t like to venture far from their favourite eucalypt tree (since it’s the only food they eat!).
We hope the clip brings back some happy memories and puts a smile on your face. Read more
Well, it certainly lived up to our expectations. Every moment was extraordinary; particularly the time spent connecting with customers, partners, supporters, and friends.
It was such a pleasure to cross paths with so many wonderful people – whether in person, on Twitter, at the Metacoda stand, in the hallways (or streets), via networking sessions, or at the magnificent Kick Back Party.
We hope you and your new “true blue” Metacoda koalas had an un”bear”lievable time too! Make sure you check out the photos in our Metacoda in Denver Facebook album and please tag yourself!
We kicked off our SASGF experience with the SAS Partner Forum where the largest crowd of partner representatives (520 partners!) heard from SAS experts, executives, and industry thought leaders. We learned all about the latest on technology, product updates, and how to maximize the benefits of SAS partnership. It certainly set the scene for the insights, brilliance, and experiences to follow… Read more
Metacoda is excited to once again be a SAS Global Forum (SASGF) sponsor (our seventh consecutive year!) And with a conference theme of Inspire the Extraordinary, it’s guaranteed to be an exceptional time!
Last year Charyn Faenza from First National Bank, and I, presented SAS Metadata Security 301: Auditing your SAS Environment, where we described security as a journey rather than a destination. We showed how Metacoda software can help you regularly review environments, protect resources, comply with security auditing requirements, and quickly and easily answer the question ‘who has access to what?’.
So where are you in your SAS platform security journey? How do you make sure your data assets are protected to meet regulatory and business compliance? If you’re going to SASGF, make sure you visit the Metacoda stand in The Quad to learn how we can help you keep your SAS platform secure. While you’re there, make sure you grab one of our true blue Metacoda koalas.
Or, if you’re not going to SASGF, feel free to contact us any time – we’re always keen to help our fellow SAS users!
We’re all aware of the many and varied regulations for your digital assets that exist across our different industries and countries. Addressing compliance generally also includes an analysis and assessment of data security. What do you have in place to ensure your data related assets remain secure and compliant?
As your business grows and your SAS environment evolves, how do you ensure continued regulatory compliance, business confidence, and alignment with a change in design specifications?
Can you afford to ‘set and forget’ your initial security implementation?Read more
Being as ‘safe as a bank’ used to be simply about thick concrete walls and oversized locks. But today being ‘as safe as a bank’ is more about keeping up with the onslaught of new technology, complex information systems, and regulatory scrutiny.
Metacoda’s Michelle Homes was recently invited to join a panel discussion on the security challenges for midmarket banks (i.e. those with $5 billion to $50 billion in consolidated assets) at a Banking 5-50 SAS users group webinar meeting.
With hosts Eric Reuter and Charyn Faenza, and fellow panellists Nicole DeCenso, Stephen Overton, and David Moors, the discussion focused on security and audit-related challenges, and how Metacoda software has helped them to Read more
This year we were proud to keep attendees hydrated by sponsoring the water coolers. Demand was high after a thirsty day listening to some hot presentations. It gave us a great opportunity to have that “water cooler chat” with SAS platform administrators and other SAS users. Read more
In the past, with departmental data within the perimeters of an organization, security was sometimes a secondary concern. These days, with shared enterprise environments, external workers, cloud, and BYOD, security is often paramount. You may have seen security predictions for 2015 such as:
We’ve noticed security becoming a higher priority for organizations using SAS® Software too.
Last year we released Metacoda Security Plug-ins 4.0 including an optional Metadata Security Testing Framework for the automated testing of SAS metadata security implementations. The plug-ins integrate with the SAS platform and SAS solutions to help customers troubleshoot, document, and test their metadata security, giving them a high degree of confidence and helping them address compliance needs.
We have found that metadata security testing, when it is done, is almost always done manually. Manual testing takes significant effort and planning, has limited coverage, and it’s very easy to miss things. This often means testing is done infrequently and metadata security problems can stay undiscovered for a long time until it’s brought to the attention of an administrator. Whilst people will question why they have limited access, they rarely say when they have too much access.
Imagine the confidence you’ll get from frequently scheduled, high coverage metadata security testing that notifies you when non-compliant changes occur.
For further information on Metacoda Security Plug-ins 4.0 and the optional testing framework, we have a video presentation on our YouTube Channel (embedded below).
To find out more about our Metacoda Security Plug-ins software, visit our product page or contact us to discuss. You can also register to download our plug-ins and get a free one-month evaluation license to try out the Metadata Security Testing Framework and the rest of the plug-ins with your own SAS metadata.
Did you see the Metacoda koalas at SAS Global Forum 2014 (SASGF14) in Washington, DC last month? We’ve compiled a short video montage of them hanging out with SAS users at the conference which we’ve uploaded to our YouTube channel.
We’ve placed some Metacoda photos from SASGF14 on our Facebook page. There is an album of photos of the Metacoda koalas, including a few contributed photos of them with SAS users from around the world. If you have any of your own Metacoda koala snapshots that you’d like us to add, please send them to us at .
Did you see the Metacoda koalas at SAS Global Forum 2013 in San Francisco last month? We’ve compiled a short video montage of them hanging out with SAS users at the conference which we’ve uploaded to our YouTube channel.
Some more photos of them can be seen on our Facebook page, including a few contributed photos of them with SAS users from around the world. If you have any of your own Metacoda koala snapshots that you’d like us to add, please send them to us at .