Michelle Drolet Discusses Sophos Intercept X on CRNtv

By Michelle Drolet . 28 Sep 2018

As long there is money to be made, cybercriminals will continue to take advantage of our security weakness to pick our pockets! And hackers are a dime a dozen, with lots of tools at their disposal. Check out this Cyber Threat Report, brought to you by Sophos, to learn more about the capitalistic cybercriminal and … Continue reading Michelle Drolet Discusses Sophos Intercept X on CRNtv

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?

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

IoT Could Be Our Downfall

By Michelle Drolet . 3 Jan 2017

We need to secure the internet of things. The internet of things (IoT) is all about connecting devices to the internet so that they can talk to each other and to us, to make life more convenient. That might mean turning on the lights when we get up, or allowing us to use our phones … Continue reading IoT Could Be Our Downfall

5 InfoSec concerns for colleges and universities

By Michelle Drolet . 14 Jun 2016

Higher education institutions are a prime target for cybercriminals, and IT needs resources to prevent attacks and provide a proper level of security   No industry or sector is immune to data breaches, but some are targeted more often than others. Education came ahead of government, retail and financial sectors, and it was second only … Continue reading 5 InfoSec concerns for colleges and universities

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

Throw your vendor under the bus? Not quite so fast

By Michelle Drolet . 20 Mar 2015

  Tips for your third-party risk management program “Home Depot said the crooks initially broke in using credentials stolen from a third-party vendor […] Recall that the Target breach also started with a hacked vendor…” — Brian Krebs, Krebs on Security In everyday business, a complex set of external relationships is commonplace. Services, infrastructure, and … Continue reading Throw your vendor under the bus? Not quite so fast

The Cybersecurity Skills Gap

By Michelle Drolet . 9 Dec 2014

The information security profession, which evolved largely in reaction to threats, is now paying the price of an entire “missing generation.” Companies are challenged finding pros with the combination of business and technical savvy that is needed to combat growing threats. Compounding this problem, educational institutions are not graduating enough students with the necessary skills … Continue reading The Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Debunking 5 Reasons Businesses Use to Not Invest In Computer Security

By Michelle Drolet . 8 Dec 2014

The rise of malware seems to have passed some people by. As the ranks of cybercriminals grow and they find new ways to exploit our systems and steal our data, a lot of computer users and small-business owners have convinced themselves that it won’t happen to them. Here are five common excuses that explain why … Continue reading Debunking 5 Reasons Businesses Use to Not Invest In Computer Security

Towerwall Information Security Update Vol 13.78 – 3 ways to make your Outlook.com account safer

By Michelle Drolet . 31 Oct 2014

3 ways to make your Outlook.com account safer by John Hawes   Following on from our detailed guide to securing your webmail, here’s a quick breakdown of how to make the most important fixes for users of Microsoft’s Outlook.com (formerly known as Hotmail and, for a while, Windows Live Hotmail). Controls affecting Outlook.com security are mainly found … Continue reading Towerwall Information Security Update Vol 13.78 – 3 ways to make your Outlook.com account safer

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