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Top 5 Ways to Win your CEO/CTOs Heart

February 13th, 2018

In today’s always-connected world it’s important to realize that, historically and traditionally, cybersecurity was the responsibility of the IT department. Any time a cyber incident or data breach occurred or security questions arose, these got deferred to IT for the answers. Failure to translate cyber risk into business risk has left many businesses clueless But…


Which of your endpoints is most likely to let an attacker inside?

February 6th, 2018

Is your organization trying to reduce the risk of malware or ransomware in 2018?  Knowing where to start can be the hardest part.  The following risk factors can increase the odds of a cyber attack, and being aware of them can help you focus on and secure your most vulnerable endpoints. Any machine that users…


Cybersecurity for Dummies Part 2: Responding in the Wake of a Cyber Attack

February 2nd, 2018

With cyber threats, it’s a matter of when and not if you’re going to be impacted. Some attacks are within your control, and some aren’t, so you need to be prepared for what to do when you do become a victim. Understanding the method of threats you face can help you identify any hack or…


Cybersecurity for Dummies Part 1: Making Cybersecurity Everyone’s Responsibility

January 30th, 2018

In our always-connected world where the private information of individuals and organizations is vulnerable to exposure and misuse, cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility because hackers or malicious threat actors who steal proprietary information don’t care about age, gender, race, culture, beliefs, or nationality. They probe your digital footprint and your Internet-connected computers based on opportunity, often…


Data Privacy Day: Where has privacy gone, and will we ever get it back?

January 26th, 2018

Privacy is gone, but never forgotten. Can our current path even be reversed? Yes, the end of privacy as we know it is closer than you may think.  Privacy definitions are very different between nation states and cultures, though one common thread is that privacy is becoming less of an option for most citizens, globally.…


The #1 priority for improving cybersecurity? Implementing a Privileged Account Management Cycle approach!

January 5th, 2018

In a white paper released in October 2017 by analyst firm KuppingCole, Martin Kuppinger makes the case for why companies need to pay more attention to privileged account protection at all levels. Entitled, “Protecting the keys to your kingdom against cyber-attacks and insider threats,” he points out that Privileged Account Management is far more than…


Cyber Security: What we’ve learned in 2017 to get ready for 2018

December 26th, 2017

Well, it’s been a very interesting year with a few surprises along the way, but as expected, cyber crime grew, financial impact was huge and many companies struggled to recover. Cyber attacks will be the biggest threat to every person and business on earth Cyber security is quickly becoming part of everyone’s daily life and…


Stop storing cleartext credentials in the registry for Point of Sale systems

November 30th, 2017

Do you want to enable auto logon on your PoS systems without compromise? Do you need to enable auto logon for a seamless buying experience for your customers, but you’re doing it in an unsecure way? Well, Thycotic’s Secret Server has the answer, with complete automation, and without storing credentials in cleartext. Let’s talk about…


A fresh coat of paint over rust does not reduce complexity or improve customer experience

November 29th, 2017

I have been in the industry for a long time with more than 25 years’ experience in building proven security products, and sharing my cybersecurity knowledge, to help companies reduce the risk against cyber threats. One thing I have found in this vast evolving cybersecurity industry is that complexity and security do not mix, if…


NYS DFS 23 NYCRR PART 500: What is it and when is the compliance deadline?

November 9th, 2017

What is DFS 23 NYCRR PART 500? 23 NYCRR PART 500 is a regulation that establishes cybersecurity requirements for financial services companies. The concept of cybersecurity is nothing new, and regulations or compliance mandates around cybersecurity are nothing new either.  At its core, cybersecurity is all about protecting your organization’s data and network from malicious…