Is Blind Trust Making You Unsafe?

By Michelle Drolet . 14 Apr 2014

Personal and business relationships rely on trust to function, but blind trust in the digital world is downright dangerous. We’re asked to trust companies all the time. We trust them with personal details and they promise to keep them safe. It’s the same story in the enterprise. One company will entrust another to backup and … Continue reading Is Blind Trust Making You Unsafe?

Towerwall Heartbleed Vulnerability Alert

By Michelle Drolet . 11 Apr 2014

Good Afternoon: The IT infrastructure your organization may use for day-to-day business may be vulnerable because of the Heartbleed vulnerability. Sophos a Towerwall partner has prepared a podcast of the Heartbleed vulnerability, which addresses who is likely affected, workarounds and an offer to help determine if you are vulnerable. http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/04/10/sscc-142-heartbleed-explained-patches-evaluated-apple-chastised-podcast/ If you think you may … Continue reading Towerwall Heartbleed Vulnerability Alert

Patch Tuesday wrap-up, March 2014 – critical fixes from Microsoft and Adobe

By Michelle Drolet . 11 Mar 2014

by Paul Ducklin on March 12, 2014 We already wrote about Microsoft’s March 2014 patches, noting that, as usually happens, there was an All-Points Bulletin for Internet Explorer coming up. Microsoft doesn’t call them APBs, of course – they are Cumulative Security Updates, with one bulletin covering all the numerous versions, bitnesses and CPU flavors of Redmond’s IE browser. … Continue reading Patch Tuesday wrap-up, March 2014 – critical fixes from Microsoft and Adobe

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

Top 10 things to know about mobile security

By Michelle Drolet . 27 Jan 2014

10. Malware is on the rise The threat of malware on mobile platforms is growing steadily as more and more cyber criminals target mobile devices in increasingly sophisticated ways. 9. Byod is a challenge There are obvious benefits to the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend, but it also creates IT challenges and exposes your … Continue reading Top 10 things to know about mobile security

Introducing our Quarterly Newsletter: the Data Security Review

By Michelle Drolet . 16 Jan 2014

I am excited to announce the launch of our quarterly newsletter, the Data Security Review. Each quarter I will be sharing with you what I am hearing from customers, colleagues and data security experts to keep you aware and protected. As we enter 2014, human risk is on everyone’s mind. Even with the most sophisticated … Continue reading Introducing our Quarterly Newsletter: the Data Security Review

10 Things I Know About … Passwords

By Michelle Drolet . 6 Jan 2014

10. Be clever Create passwords from easy-to-remember sentences, such as < Patriots Win the Super Bowl>, using the first letter of each word and adding numbers and special characters at the beginning or end. (e.g., <12=PwtSB!>) 9. Create a management system Consider creating one, very strong password and appending it with identifiers, such as <!Kr0y-W3n$TOM> … Continue reading 10 Things I Know About … Passwords

3 Keys To Keep Enterprise Clouds Secure

By Michelle Drolet . 11 Dec 2013

3 Keys To Keep Enterprise Clouds Secure Outsourcing has won out over ownership, and the rush to the cloud continues to gather pace. Where security is concerned there are two major trends that threaten to expose your company to unnecessary risk. There’s a lack of planning and due diligence when choosing cloud providers, and there’s … Continue reading 3 Keys To Keep Enterprise Clouds Secure

Sophos expert talks about Cryptolocker and bitcoin ransom on CNBC (Video)

By Michelle Drolet . 13 Nov 2013

And it keeps getting worse… A widespread outbreak of a sneaky, file-encrypting piece of ransomware called Cryptolocker has many people talking. One very important question raised by Cryptolocker’s success to date: Should you ever pay a ransom to a cybercriminal? Sophos security expert James Lyne, head of global security research at Sophos, went on cable … Continue reading Sophos expert talks about Cryptolocker and bitcoin ransom on CNBC (Video)

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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