As someone with several decades of experience as a managed services provider under my belt, I’m often struck by how quickly technology continues to change the world around us. Thanks to IT, entire industries have been disrupted over the last few years to the point where they barely resemble the initial functions from where they … Continued
I was talking to a prospective client the other day and the subject of DFARS/NIST DoD compliance came up. Obviously, cyber security is one of the most pressing issues of our age and when you’ve got the Department of Defense watching over you, that’s a pretty big deal. I asked him a little bit more … Continued
One of the common themes that’s permeated a lot of the meetings I’ve been having with both current and prospective clients lately can all be summed up in a single word: security. These chats may not, however, be taking the shape you probably think they are. Yes, cyber security is critical and it’s an issue … Continued
The other day, I was having a conversation with a friend of mine who also just so happens to be a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As is the case more often than either of us would like, our friendly chat quickly turned to business. He asked me how some of our clients budget their capital … Continued
Being at one of the leading IT services firms in Boston, Cambridge and the greater New England area, one of the major things that excites me every day is the fact that we often find ourselves in the epicenter of biotech and pharma innovation in the modern era. In addition to helping break new ground … Continued
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation requiring businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of European Union (EU) citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. Every company conducting business within the EU will need to comply to these strict new rules by May 25th which will likely cause concerns and heightened expectations for security teams due to the broad, yet stringent nature of the GDPR requirements.
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has published a new version of the industry standard that businesses use to safeguard payment data before, during, and after purchase. PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2 replaces previous versions in addressing the growing threats to customer payment information.
During a recent data security expo hosted by Taiwan’s Presidential Office, 54 malware-infested thumb drives were handed out to the public by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. These infected USB sticks were among the 250 drives the bureau gave to winners of a game about cybersecurity knowledge at their exhibit.
A white hacker recently developed a working ransomcloud strain that encrypts cloud email accounts like Office 365 in real-time. A scary thought when so many organizations trust the cloud and software manufacturers like Microsoft to keep their information secure.
Each year, researchers from SplashData revealed the worst passwords of 2017, based on the over 5 million stolen login credentials made public over the year. Despite the continued warnings from cybersecurity experts, people continue to choose weak, easily guessable passwords to protect their most precious information.