Ransomware is only getting worse. How do you prepare for it?

By Michelle Drolet . 4 Feb 2016

Ransomware-as-a-service, help desks, third parties — all point to a mature yet illegal enterprise undergoing serious growth. Here are tips to protect yourself and your company.   Ransomware is big business. Over the last few years we’ve observed the steady rise of ransomware, with some trepidation. It is fast becoming a multi-billion dollar business, and … Continue reading Ransomware is only getting worse. How do you prepare for it?

Join us for Security BSides Boston 2016

By Michelle Drolet . 21 Jan 2016

Friday, May 20 2016 (Training)Saturday, May 21 2016 (Conference) Follow BSidesBoston on Twitter: #BSidesBOS @BsidesBoston @MicrosoftNERD Questions: help@bsidesboston.org When: Friday, May 20th, 2016, TBD (Training)Saturday, May 21st, 2016, 9am – 6pm (Conference) Saturday, May 21st, 2016, 9am – 6pm (Conference) Where: Microsoft NERD, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA Hotel Room Block: TBD Cost: $20 (This is … Continue reading Join us for Security BSides Boston 2016

5 Information Security Trends for 2016

By Michelle Drolet . 20 Jan 2016

Online security trends continue to evolve. This year, online extortion will become more prevalent. We also expect that at least one consumer-grade IoT smart device failure will be lethal.  Ransomware will make further inroads, since the majority go unreported. China will drive mobile malware growth to 20M, and cybercrime legislation will take a significant step … Continue reading 5 Information Security Trends for 2016

10 Things I Know About Business Security

By Michelle Drolet . 19 Jan 2016

10. Everything is connected. As the Internet of Things adds more and more devices to our networks, it creates more doors and windows for cyber criminals. Keep them locked. 9. Ransomware is on the rise. If you don’t want to end up paying to access your own data, then make sure that you protect it … Continue reading 10 Things I Know About Business Security

Join us for the ISSA New England Virtual Chapter Meeting – January 21, 2016

By Michelle Drolet . 12 Jan 2016

The ISSA of New England’s 2nd annual virtual chapter meeting will be on: Thursday, January 21 at 12:00 Noon. ( Yes, while you eat lunch you can join us online. ) Careers in Cyber Security is the theme of this meeting. The most pressing problem in security is for sure the lack of qualified people … Continue reading Join us for the ISSA New England Virtual Chapter Meeting – January 21, 2016

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The Worst Hacks of 2015

By Michelle Drolet . 5 Jan 2016

Hacking and data breaches weren’t just the norm, but they reached far and wide, hitting victims of all kinds, from regular consumers, to government employees, and even children and cheaters. It seemed like no one was spared. The Worst Hacks of 2015…drum roll please! Israel Government Allegedly Hacks Kaspersky Lab The Massive Breach at OPM, … Continue reading The Worst Hacks of 2015

Ransomware Featured on the Today Show

By Michelle Drolet . 4 Jan 2016

A “ransomware” segment was recently on NBC’s  Today featuring our security partner Sophos. To learn more about ransomware. click the thumbnail below:    

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Building malware defenses: Control email, web browsers, and ports

By Michelle Drolet . 4 Jan 2016

Another staple in a series examining the Center for Internet Security’s best practices.   Our last article looked at applying Critical Security Controls 4, 5, and 6 to your organization, covering vulnerability assessment, administrative privileges, and audit logs. Now it’s time to move on to CSCs 7, 8, and 9. Email programs and web browsers … Continue reading Building malware defenses: Control email, web browsers, and ports

Applying more Critical Security Controls to your organization

By Michelle Drolet . 4 Dec 2015

The last time we looked at how Critical Security Controls (CSC) can help you build your InfoSec framework, we covered getting a handle on your software and your hardware inventories. Today, we’re going to discuss the importance of continually assessing and remediating vulnerabilities, keeping a tight control of administrative privileges, and monitoring your audit logs. … Continue reading Applying more Critical Security Controls to your organization

Towerwall Donates $7K to MassBay Foundation

By Michelle Drolet . 2 Dec 2015

Originally posted on MetroWest Daily News. Towerwall, a Framingham-based network security and policy management company, donated $7,000 to the MassBay Foundation to sponsor student scholarships. Towerwall CEO Michelle Drolet, who is also a board member of the MassBay Foundation, presented MassBay interim president Yves Salomon-Fernandez, MassBay chief information officer Michael Lyons and MassBay vice president … Continue reading Towerwall Donates $7K to MassBay Foundation

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