Making a bad situation worse: how Equifax mishandled the breach

By Michelle Drolet . 28 Sep 2017

Companies must respond to data breaches properly to limit the damage. Unfortunately, Equifax did not. There have been some very high-profile data breaches in the last few years, but the latest disaster to hit the headlines concerns one of the largest credit bureaus in the United States. It’s estimated that the Equifax data breach exposed 143 million consumers, with … Continue reading Making a bad situation worse: how Equifax mishandled the breach

Build it right with NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework

By Michelle Drolet . 13 Sep 2017

Diving into NIST Special Publication 800-53 for practical advice. We’ve already laid out a broad overview of what NIST’s cybersecurity framework can do for you, so today we’re going to drill into Special Publication 800-53. Published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and based on important research from the Information Technology Laboratory, this publication offers … Continue reading Build it right with NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework

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

Michelle Drolet Talks to tED Magazine about How Companies Can Prepare for a Security Breach

By Michelle Drolet . 4 Jan 2017

Our own Michelle Drolet sits down with tED Magazine to discuss what security measures companies can take to protect their data. Read the full article >    

IoT Could Be Our Downfall

By Michelle Drolet . 3 Jan 2017

We need to secure the internet of things. The internet of things (IoT) is all about connecting devices to the internet so that they can talk to each other and to us, to make life more convenient. That might mean turning on the lights when we get up, or allowing us to use our phones … Continue reading IoT Could Be Our Downfall

What is the General Data Protection Regulation and why should you care?

By Michelle Drolet . 15 Nov 2016

Find out how to prepare for new EU legislation on data collection and security In 2012, the European Commission proposed new regulations on data protection that would supersede the national laws of the 28 EU member states. It was formally approved in April this year, and it will go into effect May 25, 2018. This … Continue reading What is the General Data Protection Regulation and why should you care?

Does the NSA have a duty to disclose zero-day exploits?

By Michelle Drolet . 26 Sep 2016

The NSA should disclose all zero-day exploits. But it doesn’t.   To say the National Security Agency (NSA) prefers to lay low and shuns the limelight is an understatement. One joke said about the secretive group, widely regarded as the most skilled state-sponsored hackers in the world, is NSA actually stands for “No Such Agency.” … Continue reading Does the NSA have a duty to disclose zero-day exploits?

Information Security Summit 2016 Raises $5,000 for MassBay Cyber Security Scholarships

By Michelle Drolet . 31 Aug 2016

WELLESLEY HILLS, MA (August 2016) – Massachusetts Bay Community College is pleased to announce it has received a generous donation of $5,000 from this year’s annual Information Security Summit to support student scholarships in the field of cyber security. The Information Security Summit, held each year on MassBay Community College’s Wellesley Hills campus, was established … Continue reading Information Security Summit 2016 Raises $5,000 for MassBay Cyber Security Scholarships

Hired guns: The rise of the virtual CISO

By Michelle Drolet . 19 Aug 2016

When is the right time to rent yourself a CISO? 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 who knows how to lead the charge in identifying and analyzing threats, creating strategic security plans and … Continue reading Hired guns: The rise of the virtual CISO

7 Secrets of Offensive Security – SnoopWall & Towerwall Lunch & Learn Session on August 16, 2016

By Michelle Drolet . 8 Aug 2016

7 Secrets of Offensive Security Please join us for a complimentary Lunch & Learn session. Tuesday, August 16 11:00 am – 1:00 pm EST Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, MA *EARN CPE CREDITS   In this session you will learn: The 7 Secrets of Oensive Security. With all the breaches happening in the news, isn’t it … Continue reading 7 Secrets of Offensive Security – SnoopWall & Towerwall Lunch & Learn Session on August 16, 2016

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