7 Steps to Proactive Security

By Michelle Drolet . 4 Nov 2016

The key to securing against this threat lies in a common metaphor—if a ship has a hole, it is better to patch the breach than bail the water   Data breaches are increasingly becoming an expensive problem for more and more companies. According to the most recent Ponemon Institute Data Breach report, insecure data cost … Continue reading 7 Steps to Proactive Security

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

7 Potential Security Concerns for Wearables

By Michelle Drolet . 28 Apr 2016

Is your organization safe from all these connected devices? Wearables are rapidly invading the workplace in much the same way that smartphones did. Fitness trackers, smartwatches, head-mounted displays and other new form factors are beginning to capture the public imagination. Sales of wearable electronic devices topped 232 million in 2015, and Gartner forecasts they’ll rise … Continue reading 7 Potential Security Concerns for Wearables

Cover your top 7 basic security threats first

By Michelle Drolet . 2 Nov 2015

When it comes to infosec, many of the most core basics are being overlooked. Many of the most obvious areas where security can be tightened up with little effort are being blatantly ignored. Are you doing your level best by covering the basics? Below are seven potential vulnerabilities. Most of these can be tackled without … Continue reading Cover your top 7 basic security threats first

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

Introducing Towerwall’s vCISO Services

By Michelle Drolet . 23 Feb 2015

Towerwall is proud to offer our new vCISO Program. Introducing Towerwall’s vCISO Program, our unique approach to Virtual CISO. Offering three distinct partner options, our vCISO solutions are tailor fit to your organization’s security needs. Recognizing many small and mid-sized companies have security concerns, yet do not warrant a full-time position, the Towerwall vCISO Platform … Continue reading Introducing Towerwall’s vCISO Services

Build security into your app development

By Michelle Drolet . 17 Nov 2014

Integrate security testing into your dev process now or else face cyber-attacks later The way we develop software has been radically transformed in the last few years. Agility and speed are vital components for any company that wants to compete in the market. In order to achieve that it has proven necessary to break down … Continue reading Build security into your app development

Deciding Between Vulnerability Scanning And Penetration Testing

By Michelle Drolet . 8 May 2014

My clients often confuse scanning and penetration testing. Organisations should be conducting both external vulnerability scans and penetration tests. If you are storing or transmitting data on the Internet, particularly sensitive data such as credit card details, then quarterly scanning is required to validate your PCI compliance. You also need to conduct a penetration test … Continue reading Deciding Between Vulnerability Scanning And Penetration Testing

Stay Secure in the Cloud with Sophos Cloud Endpoint

By Michelle Drolet . 20 Feb 2014

Towerwall and Sophos, partnering to protect data integrity in the cloud. Towerwall is now offering Sophos Cloud Endpoint, a new security option for small and medium sized businesses. Sophos Cloud Endpoint offers an integrated, lightweight agent that protects your business, users and their computers. 24/7, anywhere in the cloud. Sophos Cloud Endpoint gives you endpoint … Continue reading Stay Secure in the Cloud with Sophos Cloud Endpoint

How Can you Expose Targeted Attacks and Combat APTs?

By Michelle Drolet . 15 Oct 2013

Cybercriminals are employing more sophisticated techniques all the time and far too many companies and organizations still don’t have the protection they really need to safeguard their systems. The prevalence of targeted attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs) is disturbing. The risk is that security is breached, typically through manipulation of employees using a technique … Continue reading How Can you Expose Targeted Attacks and Combat APTs?

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