Dark Web? We don’t need no stinking Dark Web…

Wait what? Need the Dark Web? What are you talking about? The truth is so much information about you is already available in all the places where it’s supposed to be secure. Imagine for a second that your personal information only existed in the Dark Web.  Ironically, it might really be less accessible – well

Cybersecurity Starts at the Top

  A majority of an organization’s information is now stored and transferred in digital form creating an extremely urgent need for them to secure their data. The integrity of this digital information is constantly being challenged by attacks aimed at stealing, exposing or manipulating it. This hostile environment affects all industries, from healthcare to finance

The Cause of the Equifax Breach: Why Being Right Still Feels Lousy

I recently wrote a blog about my thoughts on the Equifax breach and predicted that, once the cause of the breach was revealed, it would be attributed to human error and could have been completely preventable.  As it turns out, I was right.  While perusing one of my favorites IT websites, The Register, I came

The Equifax data breach – why their failure is now my problem

Like many of us who heard about the Equifax data breach last week, I went to their website over the weekend to check if my data was one of 143 million accounts that may have been compromised.  Sure enough, it was.  Fabulous.  I was promptly directed to another Equifax webpage and notified I was eligible

The Equifax Hack – The Ingredients for Misery

On Sept 7, 2017, Equifax announced they were hacked sometime between May and July of this year. The incident potentially impacts around 143 million U.S. consumers, exposing names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and more. All the ingredients identity thieves need to cook up some misery. Obviously, we all have reason to be concerned by this breach

Triangulating and closing security compromises

But the CEO told me to wire $60K to the Caymans! We’ve seen a recent rash of e-mail exploits that blend “social engineering” with e-mail technology. These exploits use e-mail to impersonate respected leaders and authorities of an enterprise giving direction to subordinates or delivering malware payloads and links in what looks like a trusted

How to Value the Cost of a Data Breach

As the Founder and CEO of a technology consulting firm, there are many proprietary data concerns that we must consider and protect, not the least of which is our client information. While our firm, Corporate Technologies, Inc (CTI). may not be directly subject to data security regulations, providing services to many of our clients obligates

Is your manual Incident Response up to snuff?

Do you believe what the security experts say? That bad actors will penetrate your network, so it’s not a question of “if” but “when”? Believe it or not, it’s true. The evidence is clear that even well-funded security teams can’t keep hackers out.  The paradigm has shifted and the new focus needs to include how