Welcome to Towerwall News & Events. Here you will find our corporate communication contact information, our latest news releases about any new alliances with Internet security partners, our community activities, as well as a sampling of the Internet security and Information Security industry articles detailing recent Towerwall news and trends in the industry. For media inquires and interviews please contact:
Andrea Hamilton at 774-204-0700.

The End of Ransomware

The End of Ransomware

Everything you need to know to stop ransomware.

Please join Towerwall and Sophos for an exclusive lunch and learn to learn how to stop ransomware cold. You’ll find out about:

  • Polymorphic Malware
  • What is Next Generation Malware
  • How does a ransomware attack happen?
  • 9 best security practices to apply NOW!

June 28, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Sophos Inc. 3 Van de Graaff Drive, 2nd Floor, Burlington, MA 01803

Please email Kelleyg@towerwall.com to RSVP to this event.

Save the Date: Information Security Summit 2017

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Click here for more information & to register!

Please save the date and plan to  join us for this timely forum on what you need to know about the latest security issues, threats, and technologies that will help you protect your business!

ISSA NEW ENGLAND Winter Virtual Meeting – February 9, 2017

The ISSA of New England’s 3rd annual winter virtual chapter meeting will be held on Thursday, February 9th from 12 Noon to 1 pm. Why GRC Programs Fail is the theme of this meeting.

RSVP now, here to watch the presentations: Register

You will hear from the following speakers:

  • Jennifer P. Anderson
  • Peter Ridgley
  • Verterim, Inc

About ISSA
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is an international organization providing educational forums, publications and networking opportunities to enhance the knowledge, skills and professional growth of its member information security professionals. The primary goal of ISSA Is to promote management practices that will ensure availability, integrity and confidentiality of organizational resources.

About ISSA New England
ISSA New England is one of the oldest and largest ISSA Chapters with about 300 members from a broad variety of New England organizations.

InfoSec at Your Services Meetup: Staying on Top of Your Info Sec Game by Candy Alexander – Thursday, January 19, 2017

Join us for our next InfoSec at Your Services Meetup:

“Staying on Top of Your Info Sec Game” by Candy Alexander

 

When:

Thursday, January 19, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

 

Where:

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
725 Cochituate Rd , Framingham, MA

 

Host: Candy Alexander

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Meet Candy >

 

We will discuss:

As you’ve probably heard, the CyberSecurity profession is one of the hottest today. With headlines stating that there are anywhere from 500,000 to millions of job openings around the globe.

Join us for this Meetup to learn the story behind the headline, what’s causing this phenomenon, what steps you can take to get in the game, what you can do to stay on top of your game, and what businesses should know to met their needs of protecting their assets. This is meant to be an interactive discussion lead by Candy Alexander, so bring your thoughts and be prepared to share!

Click here for more information and to register >

 

Towerwall Named Cyber Security Leader for 2016

Company among top 20 recognized for their IT security leadership and innovation

 

BOSTON – November 15, 2016Towerwall (www.towerwall.com), a data security services provider for small to mid-size businesses, today announced that Cyber Defense Magazine has named Towerwall a “Cyber Security Leader for 2016.” Towerwall was among the top 20 companies to receive the recognition for exceptional information security (InfoSec) products and services.

“The personal relationship Towerwall extends is very reassuring. In data security, it’s important to trust the integrity of your security professionals and we do,” said Ron Gove, IT Director for Longs Jewelers. “Towerwall is always there to educate us on new security trends and products to help protect our data.”

“We’re honored to be named a cyber security leader among such a distinguished group of security vendors and service providers,” says Michelle Drolet, CEO. “Our team of professionals have helped scores of companies protect their data and leverage their investment in IT with advanced information security solutions and services. Organizations need to get smart about conducting regular assessments to ensure their data is safeguarded and not held for ransom.”

Most recently its founder and CEO Michelle Drolet was voted an “Outstanding Women in Business” by the Worcester Business Journal. The WBJ profile on Michelle can be found by clicking here.

Towerwall is the co-founder of the Information Security Summit at Mass Bay Community College, now in its fourth year.

 

About Towerwall

Founded in 1993 and based in Framingham, Massachusetts, Towerwall provides organizations such as AMG, Middlesex Savings Bank, Becker College, CannaCare, Allegro MicroSystems and Smith & Wesson, with IT security technology services required for secure business-class networks.  Strategic partnerships with Sophos, Varonis, AlienVault, Websense, Snoopwall, Qualys, and many other nationally recognized security vendors allows Towerwall to offer its customers an integrated approach to solving their security needs by coupling best-of-breed technology with top-notch integration services. For more information please call (774) 204-0700 or email us at info@towerwall.com.

 

Media Contact:

Victor Cruz
Principal, MediaPR
vcruz@mediapr.net

 

 

Towerwall CEO Michelle Drolet Voted “Outstanding Woman” by Worcester Business Journal

The 2016 Outstanding Women in Business

This year’s winners represent “the best of what professionals in the region can be”

BOSTON – October 25, 2016 – Towerwall (www.towerwall.com), a data security services provider for small to mid-size businesses, today announced that its founder and CEO Michelle Drolet was voted among six other local business leaders as “2016 Outstanding Women in Business” by the Worcester Business Journal.

“The winners were selected on their career achievements, ability to transcend both male- and female-dominated professions, their contributions to the Central Massachusetts community, and their mentorship of young professionals in the region,” reported the Journal.

Founded in 1993 and based in Framingham, Massachusetts, Towerwall provides organizations such as AMG, Middlesex Savings Bank, Becker College, CannaCare, Allegro MicroSystems and Smith & Wesson, with IT security technology services required for secure business-class networks.

A community activist, Michelle Drolet received a citation from State Senators Karen Spilka for her community service. Twice she has received a Cyber Citizenship award for community support and participation. She has also been involved with the School-to-Career program, an intern and externship program, the Women’s Independent Network, Young Women and Minorities in Science and Technology, a girl’s mentorship program, and the Athena Award.

Michelle is the Co-founder of the Information Security Summit at Mass Bay Community College, now in its fourth year. She publishes a monthly column in Network World called “InfoSec at your Service,” offering strategies to help organizations achieve security integrity. Her articles have also appeared in Cloud Computing, SC Magazine, Wired.com and Worcester Business Journal.

“WBJ strives to use this honor for social change, by showcasing the power of women in business. As the long-time underrepresented gender in the professional world, it remains vital to the causes of gender equality and economic growth (since businesses with better female representation in leadership positions typically outperform those without) that we hold up examples for men and women to follow.”

WBJ will host their Outstanding Women in Business luncheon Nov. 18 at Tuckerman Hall in Worcester.

For more information on the 2016 Women in Business honorees, please visit: http://www.wbjournal.com/article/20161024/PRINTEDITION/310219995/1002

 

About Towerwall

Founded in 1993 and based in Framingham, Massachusetts, Towerwall provides organizations such as AMG, Middlesex Savings Bank, Becker College, CannaCare, Allegro MicroSystems and Smith & Wesson, with IT security technology services required for secure business-class networks.  Strategic partnerships with Sophos, Varonis, AlienVault, Websense,  Snoopwall, Qualys, and many other nationally-recognized security vendors allows Towerwall to offer its customers an integrated approach to solving their security needs by coupling best-of-breed technology with top-notch integration services. For more information please call (774) 204-0700 or email us at info@towerwall.com.

 

Media Contact:

Victor Cruz
Principal, MediaPR
vcruz@mediapr.net

Towerwall named Cyber Security Leader 2016 by Cyber Defense Magazine

Towerwall named Cyber Security Leader 2016 by Cyber Defense Magazine

We are honored to be named a Cyber Security Leader 2016 by Cyber Defense Magazine

We are excited to share the list other worth leaders in cyber security. Click here to see the full list of winners.

Click here to read the latest edition of Cyber Defense Magazine >

For nearly 25 years, our dedicated team of professionals have helped scores of companies safeguard their data and leverage their investment in IT with advanced information security solutions and services. Call me today to personally discuss your security needs and schedule a free assessment.

– Michelle Drolet
md@towerwall.com
774.204.0700

Join us for our inaugural InfoSec at Your Services Meetup – Wednesday, October 19, 2016

InfoSec at Your Service
 

Join us for our inaugural InfoSec at Your Services Meetup!

 

When:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Where:

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
725 Cochituate Rd , Framingham, MA

We will discuss:

Risk Communication Strategy – This biggest risk is the uncommunicated one. Hoarding knowledge doesn’t make you the smartest person in the room.

You will learn:

  • Teach Employees Signs to Look For (October is User Awareness Month)
  • Set a Company-Wide Policy (Share with everyone)
  • Implement a High-Quality SPAM Filter (Talk about Phishing)
  • Keep Your Systems Up-to-Date (Patch)
  • Run Anti-Virus/Malware Software
  • Use Two-Factor Authentication (more is better)

 
Click here for more information and to register >
 

Upcoming Complimentary Partner Webinars

Check out one of the upcoming complimentary partner webinars:

Brute Force Attacks: Keeping the Bots at Bay with AlienVault USM

Tuesday, October 11th 10:00am CST / 4:00 PM BST
Hosted by AlienVault

Brute force attacks are relatively simple for attackers to implement and they can wreak havoc on your organization if you don’t detect them and shut them down quickly. Join us for a live demo, where we’ll demonstrate a brute force attack (simulated, of course!) and show how AlienVault USM can help you detect and investigate these types of attacks.

Click here to register >


Sophos Ransomware Webinar

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Hosted by Towerwall and Sophos

I am sure you are seeing the explosion of ransomware in the headlines. Businesses of every size are targets and analysts estimate ransomware is on pace to be a $1B/year crime in 2016. Sophos Intercept X is their newly released anti-exploit tool, which stops hackers at the door and prevents zero-day attacks and exploits before they hit your system. Intercept X is designed to run alongside your existing AV and improve protection against advanced threats.

Click here to register >


Varonis Product Demo: New Features to Face New Threats

Thursday, October 13th – 2:00pm EDT
Online Advanced TechTalk

Join us for a free live webcast to find out how Varonis gives you full visibility and control of your enterprise data. This live demo will explore Varonis products, walk you through the latest features (there are plenty), and show you how Varonis can help take your file security and analysis to the next level.

Click here to register >


A Checklist for PCI Compliance

Thursday, Oct 20th – 9:00am EDT
Varonis CPE Educational Webinar

100+ pages of PCI DSS 3.2 are anything but easy to comb through. We will discuss a new approach to understanding PCI DSS 3.2 compliance and provide you with the tools needed to build an airtight PCI program. Did we mention we’ll assign 1 ISC2 CPE credit to each attendee?

Click here to register >


SnoopWall Bi-Weekly Demo Webinar

Bi-Weekly Demo
Hosted by SnoopWall

SnoopWall performs a bi-weekly demo that is open to our partner’s and their customers that features a high level overview of the features and functionality of the NetSHIELD NAC appliance. The demo covers breach prevention, proactive rogue and malware infected asset detection and isolation, auditing for vulnerabilities and management of remote NetSHIELD NAC appliances.

Click here to register >

Towerwall’s Blog named to the Best Computer Security Blogs 2016 by CreditDonkey

We are honored to share that our blog was named as a Top Computer Security Blogs 2016 by CreditDonkey.

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CreditDonkey sites:

“Business owners who want the latest information on the world of digital security will appreciate this blog’s straightforward approach to news and advice.”

We are excited to share the list with some of our security partners including: TrendMicro, Fortinet, Imperva, Vormetric, and Qualys.

We remain committed to providing news on the latest developments in the digital security industry, as well as thoughts on the latest attacks and threats and how to head them off.

Click here to see the full list of winners.

 

ISACA NE The Maine Event – September 30, 2016

ISACA NE Maine Event

 

September 30, 2016
4:00 PM
University of Southern Maine (Abromson Center),
Portland ME

 

Click here for more information >

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

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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 in 2013 to help professionals advance their programs and knowledge base on the latest network security and technology issues. The net proceeds from the Summit are awarded to students in the form of two scholarships in support of Cyber Security education.

To date, the Information Security Summit and its attendees and sponsors have raised a total of $28,000 to support student scholarships.

Towerwall CEO Michelle Drolet, whose Framingham-based network security and policy management company is one of the lead sponsors of the Information Security Summit, along with MassBay’s Chief Information Officer Michael Lyons were on hand to present this year’s scholarship check to President Dr. David Podell and to Mary Shia, the Executive Director of the MassBay Foundation and the College’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations. Drolet is also a member of the MassBay’s Foundation Board.

Sponsors of the Information Security Summit also include: AlienVault, CDW, CyberSN, FTG, Infraguard, Interwork, ISACA, ISSA, Veeam, PhishMe, RSA, SnoopWall, Sophos, TCG, and Varonis.

Scholarships are available to full-time and part-time MassBay students in the form of Information Security Summit (Cyber Security) scholarships and given out by the MassBay Foundation

The MassBay Foundation gives 100% of donations back to students in the form of student scholarships. The Information Security Summit Scholarship was created and is supported by the generous sponsors of the Information Security Summit established by Towerwall and MassBay Community College to support student’s studying in the Cyber Security field. Anyone interested in donating to student scholarships, learning more about our student scholarship program or getting involved with the MassBay Foundation can contact Mary Shia at MShia@massbay.edu.

*Above is a photo of the check presentation (left to right) MassBay President Dr. David Podell, Towerwall CEO Michelle Drolet, MassBay Vice President for Institution Advancement and Alumni Relations and the Executive Director of the MassBay Foundation Mary Shia, and MassBay Chief Information Officer Michael Lyons.

MassBay Community College was recently ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for 2-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England and ranked #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves.

7 Secrets of Offensive Security – Join SnoopWall & Towerwall for a Lunch & Learn Session on August 16, 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 time you get one step ahead of the next threat? Get proactive and learn these secrets before you become the next victim.

 

Agenda
11:00-11:15 – Arrival and Check-In
11:15-11:30 – Networking
11:30 – Lunch
11:45-11:50 – Michelle Drolet, CEO Towerwall – Event Introduction
11:50-12:50 – Gary Miliefsky, CEO, SnoopWall – Presentation
12:50-1:00 – Q & A

 

About our speaker:
Gary Miliefsky
Co-founder & CEO of SnoopWall, Inc.
Gary Miliefsky is the co-founder and CEO of SnoopWall, Inc. He is a breach prevention expert who has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, CNN, FOX New, CTV and network programming across North America. SnoopWall is the leader in network breach prevention. They are ranked as the top mobile device security company by Cybersecurity 500 and one of the top 50 Most Valuable Tech Companies in Insight Success.

 

To register, please call or email:
Andrea Hamilton
(774) 204-0700
andreah@towerwall.com

Sophos First to Introduce Always-On File Encryption for Data Shared Across Windows, Mac, iOS and Android Platforms

OXFORD, U.K., July 19, 2016 – Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced Sophos SafeGuard Encryption 8, a new synchronized encryption solution that protects data against theft from malware, attackers or accidental leaks. All organizations can now choose to adopt the best practice of “always-on” file-level encryption to protect data accessed from mobile devices, laptops, desktops, on-prem networks and cloud-based file sharing applications. Sophos is the first vendor to provide persistent, transparent and proactive encryption that protects files across Windows, Mac, iOS or Android platforms by default.

Our own Michelle Drolet shared her thoughts on the new Sophos solution:

…Michelle Drolet, president and chief executive officer of Mass.-based Towerwall, Inc.: “As a company, we’ve experienced continued success with the Sophos SafeGuard Encryption solution and believe that encryption is a fundamental part of data protection and the overall threat protection landscape. Sophos SafeGuard Encryption expands Sophos’ synchronized security strategy that directly shares intelligence between security products to respond automatically. We’re excited to bring synchronized encryption to our customers.”
 

Click here to read the press release >

Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC) ²® – September 27, 2016

Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC) ²®

 

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September 27, 2016
Registration Opens at 8:00 a.m.
Conference Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Members: Early Bird- $39.00 After September 1, 2016- $49.99
Non Members: $99

 

Click here for more information >

Join Towerwall & SnoopWall for a complimentary webinar on Breach Prevention & Near-Term ROI – Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Webinar: Breach Prevention Near-Term ROI
SnoopWall/Towerwall Complimentary Webinar:
Breach Prevention & Near-Term ROI
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
11:00am – 12:00pm EST

Register Now >

Today’s hyper-aggressive cyber landscape finds 40% of organizations are breached and the threat of regulatory and compliance fines are impacting productivity and business operations. 95% of these breaches occur behind firewalls on antivirus protected endpoints.

Our complimentary webinar on enhancing your breach prevention strategy will focus on:

  • Securing networks from the inside out by ensuring only trusted, known and wanted assets access the network
  • Zero-day malware and phishing attack quarantine with no false positives – a tremendous complement to AV
  • Affordable auditing, vulnerability identification and patch management
  • Compliance enforcement and reporting (HIPAA, SOX, PCI, etc)

 

Join us for the ISSA New England Virtual Chapter Meeting – July 12, 2016

ISSA, New England Chapter – Annual Sponsor Expo and Security Bee

Tuesday, July 12 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at Verizon Labs ( 65 Sylvan Road, Waltham, MA )

 

Register Now >

 

Featuring a breakfast buffet, lunch buffet, sponsor tables, panels, raffles, prizes and featuring keynotes from :

Michael P. Kelly, Supervisory Special Agent – Economic Crimes Squad, Boston Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Josh Corman, Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council. Josh was formerly with Sonatype, Akamai and 451 Research.

Julie Starr, Security Strategist at VMware, formerly of Cisco, Palo Alto and Check Point. Julie is a graduate of the San Francisco Comedy College ( as well as NC State and GA Tech).

Jack Daniel, Tenable Security. Jack is a co-founder of BSides, c-host of Security Weekly, Director of NAISG, Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Security and a frequent speaker at Shmoocon, SOURCE Boston, DEFCON, RSA and many BSides events.

 

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors: Check Point Software, Digital Guardian, IBM, Protectwise

Gold Sponsors: CyberSN, ForcePoint, Ixia, Kaspersky, Optiv, Resilient Systems, Towerwall

 

Agenda

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM – Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM to 9:05 – Welcome from the Chapter President, and Chapter business

9:05 AM to 9:45 AM – Michael P. Kelly, Supervisory Special Agent – Economic Crimes Squad, Boston Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation

9:45 AM to 10:00 AM – Sponsor Introductions

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM – Josh Corman, Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council.

10:45 to 11:00 AM – Break and Booth Visitation

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM – Julie Starr, Security Strategist at VMware

11:45 AM to 1:30 PM Lunch, Sponsor ‘what’s my line’, Booth Visitation

1:30 PM to 2:15 PM – Jack Daniel, Tenable Security

2:15 PM to 2:30 PM – Break and Booth Visitation

2:30 PM to 3:15 PM – Steve Johnson, Check Point Software

3:15 PM to 3:30 PM – Break and Booth Visitation

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM – Security Bee and announcement of raffle prizes

5:00 PM onward – Reception at Jake and Joe’s

Join Towerwall at Bsides Boston – Saturday, May 21 2016

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We will be at B-Sides Boston this Saturday, come by and say hi!

 

For more information:
http://www.securitybsides.com/w/page/91025139/Boston

Join us for the ISSA New England Virtual Chapter Meeting – January 21, 2016

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The ISSA of New England’s 2nd annual virtual chapter meeting will be on: Thursday, January 21 at 12:00 Noon. ( Yes, while you eat lunch you can join us online. )

Careers in Cyber Security is the theme of this meeting. The most pressing problem in security is for sure the lack of qualified people to fill the number of open roles.

If you or your firm are looking for people to hire, this session is for you. If you are looking for a new and better role in 2016, this session is for you.

RSVP today: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2781460225400291586

 

 


 

 

Presentations include:

Candy Alexander on the Cyber Security Career Lifecycle

http://www.issa.org/?page=CSCL

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The Cyber Security Career Lifecycle ( CSCL ) , sponsored by ISSA, is to empower cybersecurity specialists to drive the destiny of the profession. The CSCL is:

  • A program to enable professionals to steer their individual career paths by providing guidance and resources needed to achieve their long-term career goals.
  • CSCL is divided into 5 stages, with the opportunity for a variety of paths within each level
  • Task force Work Products include:
    • Analyses of career paths, resources and opportunities
    • Skills and career level assessments

 

Candy is the Chief Architect of the ISSA’s Cyber Security Career Lifecycle (CSCL). The CSCL enables members to self-identify where they are within their career, analyze their knowledge, skills and aptitude strengths and areas to improve upon in order to success and progress in their career. Candy is a Member of the ISSA Hall of Fame and the International Board of Directors – starting in 2000 through the present day.

 

Deidre Diamond on Why is finding a place to work that you love so hard?

 

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Cyber Security is short 1M professionals, yet finding a job that’s a great fit is overwhelming and stressful. Let’s talk about how to find a job that creates more enjoyment while also discussing what’s happening overall in the cyber security job market.

Deidre Diamond is the Founder and CEO of the national cyber security staffing company Cyber Security Network (CyberSN.com) and the Founder of not-for-profit thought leadership platform #brainbabe (brainbabe.org). Prior to founding CyberSN and #brainbabe, Diamond was the VP of Sales for the national technical staffing company Motion Recruitment, the first VP of Sales at Rapid7 (NYSE:RPD) and the CEO of Percussion Software. Because Diamond herself was hired as an entry-level employee and trained to lead technology service organizations and cyber security software organizations, she believes the tech community needs to expand its awareness of what it means “to be in tech” and what it means “to be in cyber.” Diamond desires to achieve a new way of hiring and retaining women in cyber security.

 

Other speakers on careers are pending and will be added.


Sponsors include:

 

DigitalGuardian

KasperskyLab

ResilientSystems

Towerwall-ProtectingDataIntegrity



 


 

About ISSA

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is an international organization providing educational forums, publications and networking opportunities to enhance the knowledge, skills and professional growth of its member information security professionals. The primary goal of ISSA Is to promote management practices that will ensure availability, integrity and confidentiality of organizational resources.

 

About ISSA New England

ISSA New England is one of the oldest and largest ISSA Chapters with about 300 members from a broad variety of New England organizations.

If you would like to contact any member of our Board of Directors, please refer to the following link: ISSA NE Board of Directors

 

 

 

Join us for the Synchronized Security Roadshow

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Synchronized Security Roadshow:
Revolutionizing Advanced Threat Protection
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | 10:00am – 12:00pm EST with lunch to follow
Sophos Office – 3 Van de Graaff Drive, Burlington, MA

 

Join Towerwall and Sophos for a front seat to see the next thing in next generation protection. Announcing Sophos Synchronized Security, linking network and endpoint security to deliver unparalleled protection via automated threat discovery, analysis and response.

 

You’ll learn:

  • How today’s threats continue to evade layer point products
  • Why the industry has failed to keep pace with attacks
  • The most important step you can take to improve your security now
    • Find the threat faster
    • Immediately identify the source
    • Secure Wireless networking (Wireless protection)
    • Automate instant protection

     

    Register Now >

     

     

     

Save the Date: 2016 Information Security Summit – June 9, 2016

Please save the date and plan to join us for this timely forum on what you need to know about the latest security issues, threats, and technologies that will help you protect your business!

 

2016 Information Security Summit
Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)
MassBay Community College
50 Oakland Street | Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

 

Register today to take advantage of the early bird special! ($35 until March 1, 2016)

Please join us for this timely forum and network with industry experts to learn about the latest security issues, threats, and technologies that will help you protect your business!

Attendees of this event will earn 4 CPE credits.

Advance your understanding of how to navigate the challenges and leverage the advantages of effectively managing security, risk, and compliance. Learn from the perspectives of security thought leaders regarding security and risk management services and technologies, and benefit from their insights on how to move your security program forward.

Cost: $45/per person (includes continental breakfast & lunch).

Pre-registration is required. ($55 at the door).

 

KEY BENEFITS:

  • Right your IT security and risk strategy for success
  • Stay current as IT security and risk are redefined
  • Understanding the need for a complete security program
  • Mitigate the risks with a fully developed awareness program
  • Craft strategy vendor risk management
  • Learn new regulatory compliance requirements
  • Establish necessary cloud security measures

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • CIOs, CSOs, CISOs, CTOs and their teams
  • VP IT
  • Network managers, security executives and directors
  • IT/IS directors and managers
  • Enterprise architects
  • Business continuity and IT disaster recovery managers
  • Governance, risk and compliance consultants
  • Finance, audit, legal risk and compliance managers

 

Click here to register today >

 

 

Towerwall Donates $7K to MassBay Foundation

Originally posted on MetroWest Daily News.

Towerwall, a Framingham-based network security and policy management company, donated $7,000 to the MassBay Foundation to sponsor student scholarships.

Towerwall CEO Michelle Drolet, who is also a board member of the MassBay Foundation, presented MassBay interim president Yves Salomon-Fernandez, MassBay chief information officer Michael Lyons and MassBay vice president for institutional advancement and alumni relations Mary Shia with a gift of $7,000.

Towerwall raised and donated a total of $23,000 to support student scholarships over the past three years. The scholarships are available to full-time and part-time MassBay students in the form of Information Security Summit (Cyber Security) scholarships.

The MassBay Foundation gives 100 percent of donations back to students, in the form of student scholarships. MassBay will also participated in #GivingTuesday on Dec. 1, and anyone interested in donating to student scholarships can donate at bit.ly/1F8f8fp.

Please join us at the Information Security Summit 2015

Please save the date and plan to join us for this timely forum on what you need to know about the latest security issues, threats, and technologies that will help you protect your business!

 

June 4, 2015 8:00AM – 1:00PM

MassBay Community College

50 Oakland Street | Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

Pre-registration required.

 

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Join us for the 3rd Annual Information Security Summit and discover new ways to lead the creation of the secure digital enterprise!

Summit features in-depth, new coverage on:

  • Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Program
  • IT Security Program
  • Technical Insights: Security Architecture
  • Advanced Persistent Threats
  • Data Security and the cloud
  • Vendor Risk Management
  • User Awareness and Training

 

 

Click here for more information & to register!

 

 

 

 

 

Candy Alexander Featured in SC Magazine Online & Print Editions

Towerwall’s Senior GRC Consultant, Candy Alexander discusses the The Cybersecurity Skills Gap in in the latest print and online edition of SC Magazine.

Candy Alexander Featured in SC Magazine Online & Print Editions

Towerwall’s Senior GRC Consultant, Candy Alexander discusses the The Cybersecurity Skills Gap in in the latest print and online edition of SC Magazine.

Towerwall’s Candy Alexander Receives 2014 ISSA Award for “Hall of Fame”

Honoree to be Recognized Among RSA Founders at ISSA International Conference on Oct. 22 in Orlando

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – Oct 9, 2014) –  Towerwall (www.towerwall.com), an IT security services provider for small to mid-size businesses, today announced that Candy Alexander, CISSP CISM, GRC Consultant for Towerwall, been inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). The Hall of Fame pays homage to an individual’s exceptional qualities of leadership in their own career and organization as well as an exemplary commitment to the information security profession.

Candy is in good company, others that have been inducted into the Hall of Fame this year are: Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Len Adleman which collectively are responsible for the “RSA” public key cryptography algorithm and co-founders of the company RSA.

Founded in 1993 and based in Framingham, Massachusetts, Towerwall provides organizations such as Biogen Idec, Middlesex Savings Bank, Bahamas Telecom, Brown University and Smith & Wesson, with IT security technology services required for secure business-class networks.

The ISSA is the only independent forum dedicated to advancing the development of cybersecurity professionals, their organizations and critical infrastructure worldwide, ISSA has fostered many of the industry’s most respected leaders and is driving the future of the cybersecurity profession.

The ISSA International Awards will be presented at a special ceremony and luncheon during the fifth annual ISSA International Conference, to be held October 22-23, 2014 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando Florida. The event, themed “Cybersecurity – Driving our Destiny,” brings together a who’s who of the cybersecurity community to advance peer networking, individual growth, and end-user security awareness; explore new ways to approach global problems; and embrace technology and partnerships within the business.

“Each generation brings us those few individuals who excel among their peers. We proudly congratulate Candy Alexander as a 2013 honoree in recognition of her/his superior knowledge and commitment to the growth of cybersecurity as a field,” said Donald Glass, Kerzner International and ISSA Awards Chair. “As the reach of technology increases seemingly to all aspects of our lives, it is both fitting and imperative that we keep working on the betterment of all facets of our profession and honor those whose efforts go above and beyond. Therefore, we are well-pleased to recognize Candy Alexander who has been on the cutting-edge of the advances in information security throughout her career.”

About ISSA

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk, and protecting critical information and infrastructure. ISSA members and award winners include many of the industry’s notable luminaries and represent a broad range of industries — from communications, education, healthcare, manufacturing, financial and consulting to IT — as well as federal, state and local government departments and agencies. Through regional chapter meetings, conferences, networking events and content, members tap into a wealth of shared knowledge and expertise. Visit ISSA on the web at www.issa.org and follow us on Twitter at @ISSAINTL.

Towerwall listed among “20 Most Promising Security Consulting Companies”

Also named to CRN’s “Women in the Channel” and “The Power 50”

 

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BOSTON – May 12, 2014 – Towerwall (www.towerwall.com), an IT security services provider for small to mid-size businesses, today announced it was selected for inclusion in a list of the 20 “Most Promising Enterprise Security Consulting Companies.”

The list was compiled by the editors of CIO Review, a magazine published in Fremont, Calif.

“Presently, the time is apt to identify some of the right security players in the market. We believe these companies have achieved significant momentum and will rise above the rest. A distinguished panel comprising CIOs and CEOs of public companies, analysts, and the CIOReview editorial board finalized the 20 Most Promising Enterprise Security Consulting Companies. We congratulate the 20 finalists for achieving this vote of respect and wish them a great future ahead,” says CIO.

Michelle Drolet, founder and CEO of Towerwall, was also named to Computer Reseller News (CRN) “Women of the Channel” and to its list of “The Power 50.”

CRN’s “Women of the Channel” is “a special recognition of those female channel executives, who have made great strides and are leaving their indelible mark on the technology channel,” says CRN.

 

“I’m honored to receive these acknowledgements from CIOReview and CRN Magazine. It has been our motto for many years that there’s more to security than a checklist, our Towerwall team works with our customers develop a comprehensive security plan to help build and integrate security testing, policies, practices and user awareness.  It’s all about customer service and protecting their data”

-Michelle Drolet, Founder and CEO of Towerwall

 

According to CRN, The Power 50: Solution Providers is a new list for 2014, honoring those female executives extending their respective company’s sphere of influence as trusted advisers.

“This year’s submissions included a significant amount of women in Service Provider organizations. Enough to be recognized in their own category,” states CRN.

To view the top 20, please click here

Download and read Towerwall’s press release here.

 

 

 

About Towerwall

Founded in 1993 and based in Framingham, Massachusetts, Towerwall provides organizations such as Biogen Idec, Middlesex Savings Bank, Bahamas Telecom, Brown University and Smith & Wesson, with IT security technology services required for secure business-class networks. Strategic partnerships with Sophos, Varonis, AlienVault, Websense, Qualys, and many other nationally-recognized security vendors allows Towerwall to offer its customers an integrated approach to solving their security needs by coupling best-of-breed technology with top-notch integration services.

For more information please call (774) 204-0700 or email us at info@towerwall.com.

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Please join us at the Information Security Summit 2014

Please save the date and plan to  join us for this timely forum on what you need to know about the latest security issues, threats, and technologies that will help you protect your business!

 

May 29, 2014  8:00AM – 1:00PM

MassBay Community College

50 Oakland Street  | Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

Early Bird Special: $35 (before March 1, 2014)

After March 1st: $45

Pre-registration required.

 
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Join us for the 2nd Annual Information Security Summit and discover new ways to lead the creation of the secure digital enterprise!

Featured Topics:

  • User awareness and Training / Social Engineering
  • Cloud and security
  • APT’s (advanced persistent threats)
  • Secure mobile applications and BYOD
  • Risk management and compliance
  • Identity management

Click here for more information & to register!

 

 

Michelle Drolet Featured in Cloud Computing Journal

Towerwall’s founder and CEO, Michelle Drolet discusses the The Benefits of Cloud-Based Endpoint Security in Cloud Computing Journal

Michelle Drolet Featured in Worcester Business Journal

Towerwall’s founder and CEO, Michelle Drolet discusses the 10 Things I Know About … Passwords in Worcester Business Journal

Michelle Drolet Featured in CSO Magazine

Towerwall’s founder and CEO, Michelle Drolet discusses the Tips for testing your mobile app security in CSO Magazine

Michelle Drolet Featured in CloudTweaks

Towerwall’s founder and CEO, Michelle Drolet discusses the 3 Keys To Keep Enterprise Clouds Secure in CloudTweaks

Join us for Sophos’ Upcoming Event: Today’s Threat Landscape – How to Stay Safe

Join us for Sophos’ Upcoming Event: Today’s Threat Landscape – How to Stay Safe on November 12th at the Newton Marriot Hotel. Click here for more information.

Towerwall’s Michelle Drolet on Fox 25 to Present MassBay Scholarship Foundation with $10,000 Donation

Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

We are delighted to provide $10,000 to the MassBay Scholarship Foundation so the next generation can become cyber security experts. To learn more about the MassBay Foundation and the Information Security Summit Scholarship, click here.

Michelle Drolet Featured in Web Security Journal

Towerwall’s founder and CEO, Michelle Drolet discusses the How to Expose Cyber-Attacks and Combat Threats in Web Security Journal

Michelle Drolet Featured in Innovation Insights in Wired Magazine

Towerwall’s founder and CEO, Michelle Drolet discusses the Could Syria Launch a Major Cyberattack Against the U.S.? in Innovation Insights in Wired Magazine

Michelle Drolet Featured in Worcester Business Journal

Towerwall’s founder and CEO, Michelle Drolet discusses the 10 Things I Know About … Mobile Security in Worcester Business Journal

Michelle Drolet Featured in Boston Business Journal

Towerwall’s founder and CEO, Michelle Drolet discusses the Views from the Inside: A successful BYOD policy is not just about security (guest post) in Boston Business Journal

Michelle Drolet Featured in CSO Magazine

Towerwall’s founder and CEO, Michelle Drolet discusses the Tips for testing your mobile app security in CSO Magazine

Join Towerwall for the Information Security Summit 2013

Please join us for this timely forum on what you need to know about the latest security issues, threats, and technologies that will help you protect your business!

 

May 30, 2013 8:00AM – 1:00PM

MassBay Community College

50 Oakland Street | Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

$45

Pre-registration required.

To register visit: http://tinyurl.com/ITsecuritysummit

 

DEFENDING YOUR DATA

Content is the lifeblood of every organization. The way we create, consume and communicate has radically changed in the last several years – and so must the security systems we use to defend it. Today, attacks on company data are more sophisticated and targeted, and most are aimed at stealing precious data. Every channel of communication is vulnerable; from email and mobile computing devices to a multitude of web-enabled technologies. If it’s hard for large, sophisticated businesses to keep up with the latest security challenges, it’s an even more daunting task for smaller and medium sized businesses.

Please join us for this timely forum on what you need to know about the latest security issues, threats, and technologies that will help you protect your business!

Featured Topics:

  • BYOD
  • Risk/Compliance
  • Application Security
  • Current Threats

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Michell Drolet Featured in Boston Business Journal

Towerwall’s founder and CEO, Michelle Drolet discusses the How to ensure mobile apps are secure for the enterprise in Boston Business Journal

Towerwall has been named Trend Micro Platinum Partner

We are proud to announce that we have been named a Trend Micro Platinum Partner.

Michelle Drolet Featured in Mass High Tech

Towerwall’s founder and CEO, Michelle Drolet discusses the BYOD means Bring your own Dilemma in Mass High Tech

Towerwall introduces Threat Spotlight

We are proud to announce our Threat Spotlight, sign up for our Twitter feed and get the latest threats and how to protect against them.

View the latest Threat Spotlight.

Michelle Drolet Featured in Corp Magazine

Towerwall’s founder and CEO, Michelle Drolet discusses the Beware of BYOD Harming your Company in Corp Magazine

Michelle Drolet Featured in SmallBusinessComputing.com

Towerwall’s founder and CEO, Michelle Drolet discusses the Beware of BYOD Harming your Company in Corp Magazine

Michelle Drolet Featured in Worcester Business Journal

Towerwall’s founder and CEO, Michelle Drolet discusses the Why You Need A Mobile Device Policy in Worcester Business Journal

Towerwall’s CEO: Beware of BYOD Wreaking Havoc

Towerwall’s founder and CEO, Michelle Drolet cautions in an article published in infosec island on the growing use of BYOD and the potential havoc it can cause.

Michelle Drolet Featured in Mass High Tech

Towerwall’s founder and CEO, Michelle Drolet discusses the continued growth of BYOD in Mass High Tech

Event: Don’t be a stooge when it comes to data security.

Join us for an unprecedented security event! Friday, April 13th, 8:00 am – AMC Movie Theatre Framingham, MA

Join Towerwall, Trend Micro, Application Security Inc., Sophos, Varonis, Vormetric and WAVE for a brief presentation on data and network security followed by a free breakfast and screening of the world premiere movie: The Three Stooges.

Click here to reserve your space today! For more information, contact Andrea at 774-204-0700 or email at – andreah@towerwall.com.