Category Archives: small business

Interview tips from a Senior Security Leader

First off I would like to thank Anshu Gupta for allowing us to republish his article. Anshu has experience working at some of the biggest names in tech here in the USA and has sat on both sides of the table so his insight is invaluable. When I read it I thought it had some great advice…

Zero-Day alert: Spectre and Meltdown Widespread Hardware Vulnerability

Your computer, your phone, your tablet, your TV server: if it has a computer chip and can be accessed, it is vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown. These are the names of data security vulnerabilities found in the physical hardware that is used in nearly all computers and handheld devices dating back over 20 years. Companies…

Security for the SMB: Preventing a Business Nightmare

T-Mobile. Home Depot. Target. California State University. All are large organizations that fell victim to expensive data breaches because of a third-party vendor, nor are they alone in that list! For any small to medium-sized business (SMB), there are two very important points to be aware of: 1) Small companies are, in fact, targets. Whether they…

Wanna Cry? Updating your systems is crucial!

When hacking exploits had been leaked from the NSA last month, it offered a hacking toolkit to anyone in the world who wished to try to use them. The companies responsible for the effected programs, such as Microsoft, had immediately scrambled to update – or had, in fact, already provided updates – to defend against these…

Cybersecurity in the New Administration

2016 has been a year, to say the least. With the loss of legends like David Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman and Mohammad Alli, and of course a tumultuous presidential election leaving much of the nation divided, we’re just about ready to put this year to bed. However, we still have the better half of December…

Do You Want to Work in Infosec or Win a Nobel Prize for Literature?

Is This a Resume or a Novel? 5 InfoSec Resume Tips I’ve come to the realization that we have many budding writers masquerading as Information Security professionals out there. Today, my InfoSec staffing company received a fifty-five page resume from a candidate. I’m not joking – 55 pages! In eighteen years of recruiting, this is…

Cybersecurity is Not Up for Debate

Taking a Look at Cybersecurity’s Future in Legislation With the presidential debates behind us, and the election day looming, the issue of cybersecurity still remains largely untouched. While a passing topic at some point in each of the debates, the only direct question ever addressing the issue was from the first debate. Moderator Lester Holt…

Is a Cyber Security Career in Your Future?

The world’s increasingly virtual presence is as exciting as it is worrisome. Companies and governments alike fear cyber attacks, and are in need of skilled professionals who can protect and appropriately react to these attacks. Cyber security is a growing industry and college students around the world are gearing up to hit the ground running….

EU – US Privacy Shield – Safe Harbor with a bite?

What is Safe Harbor / EU Privacy Shield? Since the Edward Snowden leaks, the fear of EU citizens data being spied on by the US authorities led to the old rules (Safe Harbor) being kicked out by the European court of justice. Rather, the EU privacy shield was introduced as a replacement. It is basically…