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

Cybersecurity is only as strong as your weakest link—your employees

By Michelle Drolet . 28 Jul 2016

Stay on top of account management and assess staff security skills with CIS Controls 16 and 17   You can have the most secure system in the world, but hackers will always seek out the path of least resistance. When your defenses are good, the weak link is often your employees. Data breaches are most … Continue reading Cybersecurity is only as strong as your weakest link—your employees

LinkedIn Data Breach Still Causing Problems

By Michelle Drolet . 21 Jun 2016

Failing to take basic security precautions with website passwords puts your data at risk   Do you remember back in 2012 when LinkedIn was hacked? Around 6.5 million user passwords were posted on a Russian blog. There was a mandatory password reset for affected users, and LinkedIn released a statement advising people to enable two-step … Continue reading LinkedIn Data Breach Still Causing Problems

8 Tips to Secure Those IoT Devices

By Michelle Drolet . 20 Jun 2016

Make sure the Internet of Things isn’t a route for hackers to get into your home or workplace   As more and more Internet-connected devices find their way into our homes and businesses, it’s important to remember that they represent a security risk. The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly, and in the rush … Continue reading 8 Tips to Secure Those IoT Devices

5 InfoSec concerns for colleges and universities

By Michelle Drolet . 14 Jun 2016

Higher education institutions are a prime target for cybercriminals, and IT needs resources to prevent attacks and provide a proper level of security   No industry or sector is immune to data breaches, but some are targeted more often than others. Education came ahead of government, retail and financial sectors, and it was second only … Continue reading 5 InfoSec concerns for colleges and universities

3 Ways to Protect Data and Control Access to It

By Michelle Drolet . 23 May 2016

Your company’s data is its crown jewels, and you must protect it all times. CIS Controls 13, 14 and 15 will help you.   Earlier we delved into disaster recovery and network security. Now it’s time to take a look at Critical Security Controls 13, 14 and 15, which cover data protection and access control. The … Continue reading 3 Ways to Protect Data and Control Access to It

Create a data recovery plan and secure your network

By Michelle Drolet . 22 Feb 2016

Following the Center for Internet Security’s best practices.   We discussed building malware defenses the last time out, but today we’re going to focus on Critical Security Controls 10, 11, and 12 covering data recovery, secure network configuration, and boundary defense. It’s unrealistic to think that you can completely avoid cyberattacks and data breaches, so … Continue reading Create a data recovery plan and secure your network

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

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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

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