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Joan Herbig • Chief Executive Officer

Joan E. Herbig has more than 25 years’ experience in the high-tech industry. She has held many roles throughout her career and built companies that have been recognized for supplying high-quality products and services. Read More

March 29, 2016Published by

Organizations are taking today’s data breach environment very seriously—to the point of reporting on security threat management efforts at the board level—because they understand the economic impact to their businesses, and more importantly to their brands. But should boards themselves be required to include at least one member with cybersecurity-specific expertise?


February 8, 2016Published by

Most SMBs simply don’t have access to business critical security technologies and expertise. But ignoring the problem doesn’t make it go away and in fact, doing so can be quite dangerous given today’s security threat landscape. In this blog post and accompanying video, I explain how ControlScan transitioned to its current status as a trusted managed security service provider (MSSP) to meet this important need.


January 7, 2016Published by

For many the New Year represents a fresh start, but when it comes to information security, 2016 is expected to be more of an evolution than a revolution. Nowhere is this more true than in the payments space, which continues to grapple with cybercrime and fraud in the midst of technology innovation.


November 6, 2015Published by

Yesterday I joined Dana Barrett for her Biz 1190 AM radio show. The primary topic of our conversation was the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which passed by 74-21 vote in the U.S. Senate last week. A bi-partisan bill, CISA is favored on both sides of the political fence, but outside of Washington opinion is mixed surrounding its ability to protect consumers’ privacy while providing actionable information.


October 5, 2015Published by

Companies are innovating in every channel; however, integrating all of these new data sources presents serious security risks. Acknowledging this, many companies have elevated the issue of data security all the way to their Boards of Directors. Learn why business leaders are getting serious about security.


April 17, 2015Published by

Earlier this year, information began to filter out to SMBs regarding America’s shift to EMV payment technology. Unfortunately, you may have found these communications left you with more questions than answers. While it may be confusing, your business’s shift to EMV is essential to its long-term success.


October 26, 2014Published by

Have you been told your business needs to comply with certain information privacy and/or security standards, such as PCI, HIPAA, etc.? If so, you may find yourself quickly overwhelmed with all the requirements for bringing people, processes and technology into “compliance.” As an SMB, is it really possible to adhere to a compliance standard and at the same time, actively run and grow a business?

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