The Growing Value of Data Demands Action

Your Client’s Data Value Demands a Response Last week I spoke at the Oklahoma Technology Symposium at The Cox Convention Center downtown, and then again to business leaders at the Gailaria Country Club north of the city. (Thanks to AnchorPoint Security and Check Point Software.) The value of your client’s data is rapidly growing, and this […]

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Turning Your MSP into an MSSP

Adding Security to Managed IT Security is the most important part of your managed program. Last Thursday I spoke to resellers in Atlanta, sponsored by Check Point Software.  This all day event included several important updates for resellers on what to consider in your managed program.  Keeping patches up-to-date and backing up data is important, […]

New Breed of Malware

Shamoon The August 17th article from PCWorld read, “…Next generation malware takes insidious to a whole new level.”  I recently listed three big threats you should know about, Stuxnet, Flame, and Gauss…now add Shamoon to the mix.  This one apparently wipes our your hard drive and master boot record to keep you from performing any […]

I’m too small to worry about security

“The victims are mostly small to midsize organizations using online bank accounts supplied by local community banks and credit unions, FBI analysis shows.” Small businesses are big targets!  “The reason they’re going here is the controls are antiquated, and a smart program can often get the money out.”  In other words, criminals and hackers know […]

What about facebook?

I’m sure your customers are using Facebook, who isn’t?  So is this okay?  Facebook is like cloud computing and SaaS.  It’s an application like Saleforce.com or like using Gmail.  So if you discover Facebook accounts during an assessment or in the selling process, don’t consider this to be justification for a security project.  However, there […]

The Child Porn Virus Attack

Just in from one of my colleagues, something that should wake up any lethargic manager or business owner who tends to be unresponsive to security treats – the threat of losing everything, including personal reputation, family trust, friends, and their retirement fund.  This seems like an easy attack… – Malware was used to infect Micheal […]