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

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

8 Nov 2013

Join us for Sophos’ upcoming event: Today’s Threat Landscape – How to Stay Safe Learn how today’s cybercriminals target your computer, identity and money and get practical advice on how to combat anything that comes your way. Sophos security expert John Shierwill explore how malware threats actually work and what you can do to protect your … Continue reading Join us for Sophos’ Upcoming Event: Today’s Threat Landscape – How to Stay Safe

How to Expose Cyber-Attacks and Combat Threats

By Michelle Drolet . 31 Oct 2013

Published by Michele Drolet, CEO of Towerwall Proper analysis will flag suspicious behavior and allow the IT department to assess the threat and take action to close it down 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 … Continue reading How to Expose Cyber-Attacks and Combat Threats

Towerwall Information Security Alert Vol 13.50 – Making phishing more complex – on purpose

By Michelle Drolet . 25 Oct 2013

Earlier this week a colleague pointed out an intriguing phishing sample that he had come across. It was interesting not because of any great sophistication or complexity, but rather that it illustrated the reuse of an old social engineering trick. The brand being targeted in the phish campaign is Poste Italiane, a well-known Italian group … Continue reading Towerwall Information Security Alert Vol 13.50 – Making phishing more complex – on purpose

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

By Michelle Drolet . 17 Oct 2013

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.

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?

Critical fixes for Office, Outlook and IE in September Patch Tuesday

By Michelle Drolet . 11 Sep 2013

Windows admins will have their hands full with the large number of security updates in this month’s Patch Tuesday. There are fixes for 47 vulnerabilities in 13 bulletins for September’s Patch Tuesday cycle. Four of this month’s bulletins are critical. This year’s total for bulletins is up to 79, a considerable increase from 62 at … Continue reading Critical fixes for Office, Outlook and IE in September Patch Tuesday

First malicious apps to exploit critical Android bug found in the wild

By Michelle Drolet . 29 Jul 2013

Researchers have spotted the first in-the-wild apps to exploit a critical Android vulnerability allowing attackers to inject malicious code into legitimate programs without invalidating their digital signature. The two apps, distributed on unofficial Android marketplaces in China, help people find doctors and make appointments, according to a blog post published Tuesday by researchers from security … Continue reading First malicious apps to exploit critical Android bug found in the wild

Four Steps to Respond & Recover from Sophisticated Security Attacks

By Michelle Drolet . 29 Jul 2013

Great information in SC Magazine’s latest whitepaper report, ‘Four steps to respond and recover from sophisticated security attacks’, it discusses the four proactive steps that you can – and should – take now to help keep your organization safe. Click here to view more details: http://bit.ly/131uu2J As we all know, cyber-attacks are becoming more sophisticated … Continue reading Four Steps to Respond & Recover from Sophisticated Security Attacks

Views from the Inside: Is your data safe with free cloud services? (guest post)

By Michelle Drolet . 12 Jul 2013

The overwhelming advantages of cloud-based file storage are not in dispute. You have an automatic backup of your files, which can be accessed on any device, at any time. Small amounts of storage are generally free, and large swathes of server space are coming down in price all the time. They absolve your business from … Continue reading Views from the Inside: Is your data safe with free cloud services? (guest post)

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