Michelle Drolet interviewed on the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

By Michelle Drolet . 22 May 2017

After the recent wave of WannaCry ransomware attacks, managed service providers said the key takeaway they are bringing to customers going forward is the importance of proactive security.   “Our whole stance is around proactive security. When you have proactive [security], WannaCry is not going to have an impact,” said Michelle Drolet, CEO of Framingham, … Continue reading Michelle Drolet interviewed on the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

10 things I know about… Public Wi-Fi

By Michelle Drolet . 2 May 2017

10. Freely hackable Free public Wi-Fi connections are treated like a public utility, but they can be making you vulnerable to hackers. 9. Sign me up By default, most mobile phones/devices are set to ask your permission to join a network. Once you obtain credentials, the known network will join your phone automatically. 8. Sniffing … Continue reading 10 things I know about… Public Wi-Fi

Protect your unstructured data with user behavior analytics

By Michelle Drolet . 4 Apr 2017

User behavior analytics sniffs out anomalies in users’ actions and alerts IT security teams of suspicious behavior The theft of unstructured data is extremely common. It can be very difficult to safeguard emails and files when a lot of people have access. Even the CIA is not immune, judging by the recent exposure of its … Continue reading Protect your unstructured data with user behavior analytics

Great article: Fraud Speak — Learn the Lingo to Beat Scammers

By Michelle Drolet . 24 Mar 2017

In order to stay ahead of threats, you need to know what to watch out for. This great article: Fraud Speak — Learn the Lingo to Beat Scammers >   breaks down and defines hacker lingo. Stay informed, stay ahead, stay safe.  

InfoSec at Your Services Meetup: 7 Secrets of Offensive Security – Thursday, April 6, 2017

By Michelle Drolet . 17 Mar 2017

Join us for our next InfoSec at Your Services Meetup: “7 Secrets of Offensive Security” by Gary Miliefsky   When: Thursday, April 6, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Where: Skyboxx, 319 Speen Street, Natick Host: Gary Miliefsky Meet Gary > We will discuss: The 7 Secrets of Offensive Security. With all the breaches happening in … Continue reading InfoSec at Your Services Meetup: 7 Secrets of Offensive Security – Thursday, April 6, 2017

10 Things I know about… Security Precautions

By Michelle Drolet . 20 Feb 2017

10) Change your password. If you’ve been using the same password for a long time, then it’s time to change it. You should not only change your passwords regularly but not use the same one for every app or website. Try to use more than 13 characters. 9) Turn off wireless connections. When you aren’t … Continue reading 10 Things I know about… Security Precautions

Michelle Drolet to Speak at Cumberland County College’s 2017 Business Leaders’ Summit

By Michelle Drolet . 20 Feb 2017

Cumberland County College invites regional decision-makers to hear Google’s Executive Leadership Coach Steve Vinter and Towerwall’s Michelle Drolet at the college’s 2017 Business Leaders’ Summit. Click here for more information >

6 Ways to Launch a Targeted Cyberattack

By Michelle Drolet . 14 Feb 2017

What you need to know to defend against targeted attacks. The threat of a targeted attack for any business is real and substantial. It’s vital to ensure that your organization can identify constantly evolving threats, find abnormal and suspicious activity, and take effective action to keep your data safe. Consider that, on average, attackers are … Continue reading 6 Ways to Launch a Targeted Cyberattack

10 Things I Know About … Legal weed

By Michelle Drolet . 9 Jan 2017

10) Adult use A key legislative issue for both opponents and supporters. Only those 21 and over can legally consume, possess and grow marijuana. Some legislators are advocating for a higher age limit. 9) Possession Massachusetts residents can now legally possess up to 10 ounces of marijuana in their primary residence. 8) Growing Massachusetts residents … Continue reading 10 Things I Know About … Legal weed

5 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for 2017

By Michelle Drolet . 9 Jan 2017

Fresh and familiar threats to concern IT departments.   As we embark on 2017, it’s time to reflect on a year where cybersecurity has played a major role. Even presidential campaigns haven’t been free from hacking scandals and data leaks. The average cost of a data breach for companies grew from $3.8 million last year … Continue reading 5 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for 2017

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