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

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: Take Care of Patient Health Information or Pay The Price

By Michelle Drolet . 17 Aug 2017

Medical marijuana, like any controlled substance, requires a strong system of identifying patients properly. As the industry matures, the federal government has increasingly been more involved in enforcing ever more stringent laws and regulations on medical marijuana dispensaries. While it is easy to dismiss this if you’re running your business on a strictly cash-only basis, … Continue reading Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: Take Care of Patient Health Information or Pay The Price

Tips to Protect Your Business From Ransomware

By Michelle Drolet . 16 Aug 2017

Over the last few years we’ve observed the steady rise of ransomware with some trepidation. It is fast becoming a multi-million dollar business, and it’s getting surprisingly sophisticated. The ransomware industry is continually innovating, offering cybercriminals new technology, various business models, and all the support they need to conduct successful attacks on unsuspecting individuals and … Continue reading Tips to Protect Your Business From Ransomware

Customer Case Study: Canna Care

By Michelle Drolet . 28 Jun 2017

Canna Care Docs is a dynamic company specializing in cannabinoid therapies. Canna Care Docs hired Towerwall to assess their effectiveness in protecting sensitive information such as patient health information and employee personal information from security breaches.   Click here to read the Case Study >      

Free Whitepaper: Banking Cannabis: The Information You Need to Know to Build a Successful Banking Cannabis Program

By Michelle Drolet . 28 Jun 2017

Free Whitepaper: Banking Cannabis: The Information You Need to Know to Build a Successful Banking Cannabis Program This eBook is a quick start guide for financial institutions who are interested in Banking Cannabis. It covers: the Cannabis Outlook on a national and state level, who is banking cannabis today, the problem with banking cannabis today and … Continue reading Free Whitepaper: Banking Cannabis: The Information You Need to Know to Build a Successful Banking Cannabis Program

When It Comes to Cyber Security, The Weakest Link is Still Employees

By Michelle Drolet . 21 Jun 2017

We need to make sure the highly regulated world of cannabis business knows how to protect its data, customer and otherwise, yet also control access to it without too much hassle. As an insurgent breed, hackers are savvy and will seek out the path of least resistance. When your defenses are good, the weak link … Continue reading When It Comes to Cyber Security, The Weakest Link is Still Employees

Cannabis and privacy compliance: Is your health information protected?

By Michelle Drolet . 18 May 2017

The legal regime for cannabis is a highly fractured one in the U.S. As of today, we’re approaching the legalized use of either recreational or medicinal marijuana in 30 states with eight states and the District of Columbia nearing full recreational use. Five states in the country continue to ban any use of cannabis, including … Continue reading Cannabis and privacy compliance: Is your health information protected?

Join Towerwall at the New England Bank Technology & Retail Banking Conference

By Michelle Drolet . 18 Apr 2017

Michelle Drolet and the Towerwall team will be attending the 36th Annual New England Bank Technology + Retail Banking Conference and Exhibit, on Friday, May 19th at the DoubleTree in Danvers, MA. Stop by Booth 27 where we will be discussing: FinTech Security Challenges Topics include: Today’s top security threats and how to stay safe Identifying … Continue reading Join Towerwall at the New England Bank Technology & Retail Banking Conference

Hackers show no mercy—even for pot dispensaries. Anatomy of a national point-of-sale breach and takedown of 1,000-plus marijuana dispensaries

By Michelle Drolet . 1 Mar 2017

Back when Apple was the plucky young upstart that dared to be different, the Mac was the machine for creative types and there was a perception that it wasn’t a target for hackers because of its cultural cool factor. You would expect the same rules to apply to the legalized marijuana market, but a major … Continue reading Hackers show no mercy—even for pot dispensaries. Anatomy of a national point-of-sale breach and takedown of 1,000-plus marijuana dispensaries

Hackers show no mercy—even for pot dispensaries

By Michelle Drolet . 27 Feb 2017

Anatomy of a national point-of-sale breach and takedown of 1,000-plus marijuana dispensaries   Back when Apple was the plucky young upstart that dared to be different, the Mac was the machine for creative types and there was a perception that it wasn’t a target for hackers because of its cultural cool factor. You would expect … Continue reading Hackers show no mercy—even for pot dispensaries

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