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Harness the NIST CSF to Boost your Security and Compliance

By Michelle Drolet . 2 Jan 2019

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is a crowdsourced set of best practices to help you analyze your cyber risk posture and work towards improving it. Learn what it can do for your business, how to tailor and implement it, and how to manage it to work towards your desired security posture. The cybersecurity threat and … Continue reading Harness the NIST CSF to Boost your Security and Compliance

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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Three crucial keys to understanding HIPAA compliance

By Michelle Drolet . 30 Oct 2017

You already know how important it is to be HIPAA compliant. A lot of businesses, including registered marijuana dispensaries, get confused about the requirements, when it comes to dealing with protected health information. It can get a little fuzzy, if you’re not privy to the big picture. The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act was … Continue reading Three crucial keys to understanding HIPAA compliance

Information Security Summit 2017 Recap: Ransomware, Application Security, Unstructured Data and the Cloud

By Michelle Drolet . 28 Jun 2017

  Thanks to all who attended and sponsored our 2017 Information Security Summit. It was a great turnout where we discussed a number of issues and threats facing InfoSec today. We were happy to see attendees share ideas and continue the discussion online with #summitbuzz17 Here are some of the topics discussed at this year’s … Continue reading Information Security Summit 2017 Recap: Ransomware, Application Security, Unstructured Data and the Cloud

Hired guns: The rise of the virtual CISO

By Michelle Drolet . 19 Aug 2016

When is the right time to rent yourself a CISO? The enterprise is facing a dangerous combination of mounting cybersecurity threats of increasing subtlety—and a widening gap in the skills required to identify and combat them. Having someone who knows how to lead the charge in identifying and analyzing threats, creating strategic security plans and … Continue reading Hired guns: The rise of the virtual CISO

Join Towerwall & SnoopWall for a timely webinar on: Breach Prevention & Near-Term ROI

By Michelle Drolet . 8 Jul 2016

Towerwall & SnoopWall Complimentary Webinar: Breach Prevention & Near-Term ROI Tuesday, July 26 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 … Continue reading Join Towerwall & SnoopWall for a timely webinar on: Breach Prevention & Near-Term ROI

Information Security Summit 2016 Review: Ransomware, Application Vulnerability, Hacking as an Industry Lead our Discussion

By Michelle Drolet . 23 Jun 2016

Thanks to all who attended and sponsored our 2016 Information Security Summit. It was a great turnout where we discussed a number of issues and threats facing infosec today. We were happy to see attendees share ideas and continue the discussion online with #summitbuzz16 Here are some of the topics discussed at this year’s summit: … Continue reading Information Security Summit 2016 Review: Ransomware, Application Vulnerability, Hacking as an Industry Lead our Discussion

Another Successful Information Security Summit

By Michelle Drolet . 19 Jun 2015

Once again, the Information Security Summit hosted by Towerwall and MassBay was a resounding success. Hundreds of attendees and vendors participated in  diverse data security panels and networked with industry leaders and peers. The Summit opened with Michelle Drolet, CEO of Towerwall, and Shamsi Moussav, Computer Science Professor at MassBay Community College, presenting scholarships to … Continue reading Another Successful Information Security Summit

Michelle Drolet published in Web Security Journal – Know When to Onboard a Virtual CISO

By Michelle Drolet . 27 Mar 2015

  Towerwall Founder and CEO Michelle Drolet’s latest article “Know When to Onboard a Virtual CISO” is featured in the Web Security Journal. Read more below: A virtual Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) can be an invaluable asset to your company. The virtual CISO provides your business with a person who will be in charge of the … Continue reading Michelle Drolet published in Web Security Journal – Know When to Onboard a Virtual CISO

Cork That App or Face Attack

By Michelle Drolet . 1 Aug 2014

Despite all the news about hackers infiltrating major corporations, most businesses continue to leave themselves woefully unprotected. Some surveys estimate more than 70% of businesses perform vulnerability tests on less than 10% of their cloud, mobile and web applications. A majority also confess they have been hacked at least once in the last two years. … Continue reading Cork That App or Face Attack

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