The GDPR is a Journey, Not a Destination

By Michelle Drolet . 1 Jun 2018

Make sure you understand the need to operationalize data management and security. There has been a widespread rush to get organized and compliant in time for the May 25 deadline when the EU data privacy law General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect. Little wonder when you consider what non-compliance with the GDPR could cost you — … Continue reading The GDPR is a Journey, Not a Destination

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

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

Listen to a recording of our recent webinar: “Do You Know Your Risk Tolerance – The Role of a vCISO.”

By Michelle Drolet . 4 Oct 2017

Happy National Cyber Security Awareness Month! Kick off October with our recent Lunch with a vCISO webinar “Do You Know Your Risk Tolerance – The Role of a vCISO.” Listen Now >  

Build it right with NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework

By Michelle Drolet . 13 Sep 2017

Diving into NIST Special Publication 800-53 for practical advice. We’ve already laid out a broad overview of what NIST’s cybersecurity framework can do for you, so today we’re going to drill into Special Publication 800-53. Published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and based on important research from the Information Technology Laboratory, this publication offers … Continue reading Build it right with NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework

Michelle Drolet interviewed on “Today’s security challenges” in recent TechTarget E-Handbook

By Michelle Drolet . 10 May 2017

Channel partners can make arguments for the integrated security suite and the best-in-class point product method, but the decision ultimately rests on a customer’s specific needs.   “Security is not one-size-fits-all, so it depends on the type of organization and what their risk tolerance level is,” said Michelle Drolet, CEO at Towerwall Inc., a data … Continue reading Michelle Drolet interviewed on “Today’s security challenges” in recent TechTarget E-Handbook

5 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for 2017

By Michelle Drolet . 9 Jan 2017

Fresh and familiar threats to concern IT departments.   As we embark on 2017, it’s time to reflect on a year where cybersecurity has played a major role. Even presidential campaigns haven’t been free from hacking scandals and data leaks. The average cost of a data breach for companies grew from $3.8 million last year … Continue reading 5 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for 2017

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

10 Things I Know About…Hiring a vCISO

By Michelle Drolet . 15 Feb 2016

10. A hedge against a breach A virtual chief information security officer can serve as security consul or as an interim CISO to fill the gaps during a planned information-technology security policy review. Better to be safe than sorry.   9. High talent at low costs As a temp hire, a vCISO offers flexibility and … Continue reading 10 Things I Know About…Hiring a vCISO

Secure Your Future with a Virtual CISO – Featured in Infosecurity Magazine

By Michelle Drolet . 29 Apr 2015

Towerwall Founder and CEO Michelle Drolet’s latest article “Secure Your Future with a Virtual CISO” is featured in the Infosecurity Magazine. Read more below: The enterprise is facing a dangerous combination of mounting cybersecurity threats of increasing subtlety and a widening

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