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The Future MSP

The Future MSP

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are facing increasing challenges to support their customers as cybersecurity and compliance needs continue to grow.  Many look to build their own Security Operation Center (SOC), select and purchase a SIEM tool and staff the SOC to...

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What is cyber threat hunting?

What is cyber threat hunting?

A buzz term of today’s cybersecurity is ‘threat hunting’. It gives you images of clandestine agents hiding in the shadows, ready to spring into action to neutralize a threat. Well that’s not exactly what cyber threat hunting is, but it’s also not necessarily what many...

3 Key Steps to Effective Patch Management

3 Key Steps to Effective Patch Management

Patch Management is reviled, impossible and critical. It’s technically difficult if not impossible, it’s prone to issues that can lead to disruption, and it’s absolutely required from a security and compliance standpoint. Let’s look at why each of these statements is...

Record fines come on the heels of warnings about cyber risk

Record fines come on the heels of warnings about cyber risk

Record fines come on the heels of warnings from US Intelligence warning of a growing risk to our utility providers.  Similar warnings have been issued for law firms, higher education, and small businesses, so this information is relevant to a wide spectrum of...

Special Directive on Domain Name System (DNS) Compromise

Special Directive on Domain Name System (DNS) Compromise

The challenges: Municipalities and governments find themselves in an interesting situation as often the IT and information security departments are a generic city or county service, however based on the numerous departments they support they have very nuanced...

New data breach notification legislation effective in 2019

New data breach notification legislation effective in 2019

Last week the USA’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sent out a directive for all agencies to upgrade their Domain Name System (DNS) security in light of a wave of Iranian hack attempts specifically targeted at compromising DNS. The compromise The Iranian...

Growing Revenue with Foresite

Growing Revenue with Foresite

State's are passing legislation to address the concerns of the public over protection of data and notifications and remedies when personal data is breached.  So far in 2019,  Vermont began regulating data brokers and South Carolina’s adoption of the National...

Threat Intelligence – Real or Hype?

Threat Intelligence – Real or Hype?

How many times have we heard statements like these from our clients and prospects?  My organization is too small to be a target for hackers  I rely on my vendors to secure "their" devices  I'm sure we are secure, we've never had a cyber issue  What's the use, no one...

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Cyber ‘It’s not an if, it’s a when’ the renewed importance of incident response for lawyers and law firms in light of new ethics guidance. Recently, the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility reiterated the importance of...

SOC2 for Small Businesses

SOC2 for Small Businesses

Last week the USA’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sent out a directive for all agencies to upgrade their Domain Name System (DNS) security in light of a wave of Iranian hack attempts specifically targeted at compromising DNS. The compromise The Iranian...

Zero Trust Networks

Zero Trust Networks

Blockchain is a public set of records that link together over the internet. There are a few things that make Blockchain interesting to security researchers and technologists. First of all, while the records are transparent to anyone on the Blockchain network, they are...

Higher education one of the worst sectors at handling cyber attacks

Higher education one of the worst sectors at handling cyber attacks

More and more we see small businesses being asked by their clients for some sort of assurance that the data shared with them is kept secure and private. Many times a SOC 2 certification is being requested.  If this happens to you (or your client), the question is...

California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) vs the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) vs the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

A wasted investment is the last thing any organization needs, yet the cost of a cybersecurity solution doesn't necessarily equate to value.  Consider Security Information and Event Management, or SIEM tools for example.  Dark Reading points out that the tool itself is...

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