Using third-party vendors? Keep a close eye on them

By Michelle Drolet . 10 Jul 2015

Cybersecurity is only as strong as the weakest link. If your organization is using third-party vendors, policing their activity is critical to cybersecurity. Few can forget the theft of 110 million customer credit cards from Target in December 2013. But not as many know how hackers gained access to such a vast amount of sensitive … Continue reading Using third-party vendors? Keep a close eye on them

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Don’t be mad at ransomware attackers, be grateful

By Michelle Drolet . 7 Jul 2015

Falling victim to a ransomware attack is most definitely inconvenient, but it could also serve as a wake-up call to the importance of backing up important data.   You’re minding your own business, sitting at your office computer. Suddenly, a pop-up appears – with the logo of the FBI – warning that you’re under investigation … Continue reading Don’t be mad at ransomware attackers, be grateful

Another Successful Information Security Summit

By Michelle Drolet . 19 Jun 2015

Once again, the Information Security Summit hosted by Towerwall and MassBay was a resounding success. Hundreds of attendees and vendors participated in  diverse data security panels and networked with industry leaders and peers. The Summit opened with Michelle Drolet, CEO of Towerwall, and Shamsi Moussav, Computer Science Professor at MassBay Community College, presenting scholarships to … Continue reading Another Successful Information Security Summit

Securing Your Future with a Virtual CISO

By Michelle Drolet . 17 Jun 2015

The enterprise is facing a dangerous combination of mounting cybersecurity threats of increasing subtlety, and a widening gap in the skills required to identify and combat them. Having someone that knows how to lead the charge in identifying and analyzing threats, creating strategic security plans and ensuring compliance, requires the right level of expertise. Many … Continue reading Securing Your Future with a Virtual CISO

Google running late to the enterprise mobility party

By Michelle Drolet . 28 May 2015

Is Android secure enough for the enterprise? Android has a bad reputation when it comes to security, which is unfortunate because it’s the biggest mobile platform around in terms of market share. Gartner says Android claimed 80.7% of the worldwide smartphone market in 2014. We know that the BYOD trend has sparked a dramatic rise in personal mobile … Continue reading Google running late to the enterprise mobility party

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Positive signs for the future of cybersecurity

By Michelle Drolet . 27 May 2015

For all the infosec hurdles to overcome, we can build a bright future if the enterprise can pull together.   We often talk about the enormous challenges facing IT departments around the world. The consumerization of IT, driven by the BYOD trend and coupled with mobility, has given birth to a wide range of serious … Continue reading Positive signs for the future of cybersecurity

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7 security threats that go ignored too often

By Michelle Drolet . 18 May 2015

From unencrypted email to open Wi-Fi to faulty firewalls, some of the most common security threats could easily give away the entire farm.   More threats emerge for IT departments every year. Cybersecurity is increasingly challenging as attacks get more sophisticated. But many core basics are still being ignored. Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report … Continue reading 7 security threats that go ignored too often

What can the military teach us about cybersecurity?

By Michelle Drolet . 14 May 2015

Teaching the workforce to create a heightened state of awareness. It’s time for the business world to toughen up on security. The threat from cybercriminals is pervasive. Successful attacks on financial institutions, large retailers, and even government bodies, are all too common. There’s a reason that the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community … Continue reading What can the military teach us about cybersecurity?

Towerwall’s Latest Article “Secure Your Future with a Virtual CISO” Featured in Infosecurity Magazine

By Michelle Drolet . 1 Apr 2015

Towerwall Founder and CEO Michelle Drolet’s latest article “Secure Your Future with a Virtual CISO” is featured in the Infosecurity Magazine. Read more below: The enterprise is facing a dangerous combination of mounting cybersecurity threats of increasing subtlety and a widening gap in the skills required to identify and combat them. Knowing how to lead the charge … Continue reading Towerwall’s Latest Article “Secure Your Future with a Virtual CISO” Featured in Infosecurity Magazine

Known vulnerabilities pose biggest IT security threats

By Michelle Drolet . 29 Mar 2015

Cyber risk report cites server misconfigurations as the No. 1 vulnerability. It’s often said, “There’s nothing new under the sun.” And that appears to be the case in the world of cybersecurity where hackers most often exploit known vulnerabilities to gain access to private computer files, according to HP’s 2015 Cyber Risk Report. Maintaining strong computer security, … Continue reading Known vulnerabilities pose biggest IT security threats

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