Eliminate the IoT Security Blind Spot

By Michelle Drolet . 14 Mar 2018

Securing the new endpoint: Making the IoT transformation safe for enterprises. The number of devices that exist within an average organization has grown exponentially over the last few years. The growth of mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT) explosion have led to a rapid rise in the number of endpoints that must be managed … Continue reading Eliminate the IoT Security Blind Spot

5 Tips to Help you Block Ransomware

By Michelle Drolet . 22 Feb 2018

Learn about best practices to combat the threat of ransomware   There have been some seriously nasty ransomware attacks in the last few years. From Petya to Wannacry to the SamSam attack on health record company Allscripts just last month, ransomware has been wreaking havoc across the world. Global ransomware damages exceeded $5 billion last year, up from $325 million … Continue reading 5 Tips to Help you Block Ransomware

10 Things I Know About… Cybersecurity trends

By Michelle Drolet . 19 Feb 2018

10) Data breaches. Nearly 5 million data records are lost or stolen worldwide every single day, or 58 records every second. According to an IBM report, the average cost of a data breach is $7.3 million. 9) Machine learning will play a bigger role in cybersecurity. Because the battle against cyber criminals moves so rapidly, … Continue reading 10 Things I Know About… Cybersecurity trends

4 Steps to Launch a Security Awareness Training Program

By Michelle Drolet . 10 Jan 2018

Policies and software are not enough to secure your data, staff must be regularly trained.   Your organization might have the most robust security program in the world. You may have stringent policies, and the latest and greatest security software tools. You might think your data is safe, but if your employees don’t have the … Continue reading 4 Steps to Launch a Security Awareness Training Program

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

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

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

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

Join Towerwall & Sophos for “The End of Ransomware” Webinar

By Michelle Drolet . 15 Jun 2017

“Those within cyber security circles know ransomware has become a lucrative billion dollar business for an army of cybercriminals…It’s time you learn about the tricks and trade of cybercriminals and how their threats are constantly evolving.”– John Shaw, Vice President, Enduser Security Group, Sophos Please join Towerwall and Sophos for an exclusive lunch and learn. … Continue reading Join Towerwall & Sophos for “The End of Ransomware” Webinar

Michelle Drolet interviewed on the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

By Michelle Drolet . 22 May 2017

After the recent wave of WannaCry ransomware attacks, managed service providers said the key takeaway they are bringing to customers going forward is the importance of proactive security.   “Our whole stance is around proactive security. When you have proactive [security], WannaCry is not going to have an impact,” said Michelle Drolet, CEO of Framingham, … Continue reading Michelle Drolet interviewed on the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

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