Scan the Dark Web for Threat Intelligence

By Michelle Drolet . 3 Jan 2018

It may be possible to glean valuable security insights by monitoring the dark web.   Although awareness of the importance of cybersecurity is spreading, the number of successful cyber-attacks continues to grow with every passing year. Globally, almost 1.9 billion data records were compromised in the first half of 2017, up 164% compared to the … Continue reading Scan the Dark Web for Threat Intelligence

Application security is maturing, but independent testing is crucial

By Michelle Drolet . 22 Dec 2017

Skills shortage is making shift to continuous appsec testing challenging. While application security (appsec) is firmly on the radar, most organizations still have a way to go before they can be confident about how secure their apps are. Devops is accelerating the speed of development and, coupled with the shift to the cloud, it’s creating … Continue reading Application security is maturing, but independent testing is crucial

Watch our latest webinar: Second Nature Security

By Michelle Drolet . 22 Dec 2017

Click here to watch our latest webinar from our “Lunch with a vCISO” series >      

8 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for in 2018

By Michelle Drolet . 12 Dec 2017

New challenges and threats will face IT departments in the year ahead. As we stand on the threshold of another year, the war for our cybersecurity rages on. There have been many data breaches in 2017, most notably for Equifax, Verizon, and Kmart. But if you seek a silver lining in the cloud, perhaps you’ll … Continue reading 8 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for in 2018

Michelle Drolet profiled in Boston Voyager

By Michelle Drolet . 11 Dec 2017

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michelle Drolet… Thanks for sharing your story with us Michelle. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. As founder of Towerwall, I have to say my proudest moment was when I sold my company and then… I rebought it! I remained active … Continue reading Michelle Drolet profiled in Boston Voyager

Webinar: Second Nature Security: More Secure Networks through Behavior Modification, Security Awareness and Training

By Michelle Drolet . 5 Dec 2017

Join us for our second live webinar: Second Nature Security: More Secure Networks through Behavior Modification, Security Awareness and Training Wednesday, December 13, 2017   |   12:00 PM EDT – 1:00 PM EDT Join us for a vCISO roundtable discussion featuring: Michelle Drolet, Founder & CEO of Towerwall Greg Neville, vCISO & Sr. Security … Continue reading Webinar: Second Nature Security: More Secure Networks through Behavior Modification, Security Awareness and Training

Can machine learning be used to shore up cyber defenses?

By Michelle Drolet . 27 Nov 2017

Deep learning can be a vital supplementary tool for cybersecurity. The meteoric rise of malware has put us all at risk. We are engaged in a never-ending race with cybercriminals to protect systems, plug gaps, and eradicate vulnerabilities before they can gain access. The front line grows by the day as we share more data and employ … Continue reading Can machine learning be used to shore up cyber defenses?

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The Darwin defense: can ‘genetic algorithms’ outsmart malware?

By Michelle Drolet . 17 Nov 2017

Coming to a future near you: software code that mutates and evolves. We often talk about computer systems and information security in biological terms. Threats and defenses evolve, viruses run rampant, and machines learn by emulating the neural networks in our brains. Cybersecurity is an endless war between attackers and defenders, just as biology is … Continue reading The Darwin defense: can ‘genetic algorithms’ outsmart malware?

Four Important Things Cannabis Businesses Can Learn from the Recent Equifax Data Breach

By Michelle Drolet . 15 Nov 2017

The headline-making Equifax data breach was one of the worst ever. Equifax exposed approximately 143 million consumers, but did not notify any of them. This data breach exposed vital information, such as driver’s license, credit cards, social security numbers, addresses, and birth dates. According to the Ponemon Institute, which conducts independent research on privacy, data … Continue reading Four Important Things Cannabis Businesses Can Learn from the Recent Equifax Data Breach

5 questions to ask your CEO about cybersecurity

By Michelle Drolet . 31 Oct 2017

Why you need to go beyond compliance. Businesses will continue to face a ton of cyber threats, some of which will impact organizations severely enough to require security measures that will reach far beyond compliance. A Ponemon Institute study showed that the average compromised record cost approximately $194 per record. Loss of business due to … Continue reading 5 questions to ask your CEO about cybersecurity

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