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Alex Knight • Director, Security Product Strategy

Alex Knight is a self-proclaimed task and gadget geek—always looking for ways to improve technologies and processes. As Director of Security Product Strategy for ControlScan, Alex is responsible for driving the roadmap for the company's Managed Security Services offerings.Read More



March 29, 2017Published by

The popularity of ransomware among cyber thieves continues to grow, not just in America but around the globe. Ransomware victims paid over a billion dollars in 2016 for decryption keys in the hopes that their data would be unlocked. Sometimes it was, sometimes it wasn’t. Read this blog post to learn the five things your business can do now to avoid becoming a victim of ransomware.

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February 19, 2017Published by

Your business relies on antivirus technology to keep the bad guys out, all the time and every time. But what if I told you that cybersecurity professionals have been noticing a downward trend in antivirus software effectiveness for a while now?The fact is, malware has advanced to become more complex and automated, while the malware protection most businesses have come to rely on has not kept pace. What’s next in malware protection for your business?

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September 22, 2016Published by

Congratulations! Your organization has implemented a SIEM platform for network security monitoring. However, don’t expect it to consume logs and machine data from your environment and effortlessly spit out actionable alarms. In other words, experienced human involvement is necessary to truly realize your SIEM’s benefits.

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May 23, 2016Published by

The ROI of the MSSP Many businesses considering the use of a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)—or any service provider for that matter—will ask themselves, “Can we do it for less?” While this discussion certainly makes sense, it’s also wise to consider whether leveraging the provider could actually save your organization money over the long […]

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April 12, 2016Published by

Looking to implement a SIEM platform? One of the best ways to maximize your SIEM technology investment is to deploy the solution through a trusted MSSP.

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March 30, 2016Published by

Do you REALLY know where you stand with compliance and security? Are you faced with the dilemma of digging more deeply into your IT security and compliance posture or simply assuming it’s handled because your providers say they’re PCI compliant? Many online retailers really don’t understand exactly where a provider’s coverage stops and where theirs starts…and […]

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