Hilton Data Breach Results in $700,000 Penalty

By Roger Murray | November 13th, 2017 | Governance & IT Compliance

Hilton Hotels reached a settlement this month with New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan following two breaches in 2015. The settlement totaled $700,000

7 Ways to Properly Dispose or Decommission Old Technology

By Roger Murray | November 8th, 2017 | Business Operations

Whether you are moving to the cloud, refreshing equipment, moving offices and/or data centers, or simply cleaning house, properly discarding of old machines can be a tough task.  The complexity of decommissioning IT assets only becomes more of a burden when you’re working in a highly regulated industry sector.

Google Partners with ESET to Provide Malware Detection for Chrome

By Scott Evans | November 2nd, 2017 | Network Security

Chrome Cleanup uses ESET technology to identify and eradicate suspicious or unwanted software on your Windows computer.  The tool operates in the background, with no slowdowns or interruptions to the user with three easy steps.

Four Ways Ransomware Can Destroy Your Backups

By Chris Souza | September 14th, 2017 | Network Security

I just found a very interesting blog post by Jerome Wendt, President & Lead Analyst of DCIG, Inc., an independent storage analyst and consulting firm. He started out with “The prevailing wisdom is that if you back up your data you can recover from a ransomware attack. While this premise generally holds true, simply backing … Continued

The Current State of Ransomware Among SMBs

By Roger Murray | August 1st, 2017 | Network Security

In a report conducted by Osterman Research and sponsored by Malwarebytes, more than 1,000 small and medium-sized businesses were surveyed in June 2017 about ransomware and other critical security issues. What we discovered was surprising—ransomware authors aren’t only targeting enterprise businesses for big payouts. They’ve got their greedy gaze on businesses of all sizes. In … Continued

Data Breaches Up 29 Percent Over Last Year

By Roger Murray | July 26th, 2017 | Network Security

Data breaches are running 29% above last year, according to a report released by the Identity Theft Resource Center and Cyberscout.  Hacking was the leading cause of data breaches nationwide, more than 790 so far this year. More than 12 million records have been exposed, although two-thirds of data breach notifications or public notices did … Continued

Security Awareness Training & Compliance Requirements

By Roger Murray | July 13th, 2017 | Governance & IT Compliance

Did you know there are over 8,500 different Local, State, and Federal standards & requirements your organization may be required to comply with? This staggering number can come as a surprise to many. That’s why we’ve taken the time to compile a list of the most common standards which may require your organization to implement … Continued

Is Online Privacy Dead?

By Roger Murray | July 7th, 2017 | Business Operations

Privacy…we all talk about it and we’re all concerned with losing it, but does it really matter?  There are 1.94 billion active monthly Facebook users, 3.5 billion daily Google searches, and over 95 million photos & videos shared on Instagram each day.  These are a few examples of the many apps, fun quizzes & surveys, … Continued

Why “I’m Just Not Very Tech Savvy” Is Inexcusable

By Roger Murray | June 8th, 2017 | Network Security

We live in a tech-driven world; whether in the office, at home, the car, or even in sky, the convenience and access to vast amounts of information is always a fingertip away. If you ignore innovation, you risk rendering yourself obsolete.  However, when you’re responsible for making technology investment decisions for an entire organization, being … Continued

Is Blockchain Technology the Future?

By Roger Murray | May 3rd, 2017 | Cloud Services

Blockchain is one of the hottest technologies right now.  Its being marketed as one of the most secure database technologies for data-storage & file-sharing available.  Blockchain skyrocketed to notoriety after its technology being used to protect Bitcoin. Nowadays, you’ll find that Blockchain has moved far beyond just cryptocurrency exchange. In fact, it has garnered the … Continued

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