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June 6, 2016Published by

Have you been told your organization 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.” Yes, compliance can suck.

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June 3, 2016Published by

2015 became known as “the year of the healthcare breach,” with healthcare hit hard and representing over 39 percent of known breach events. Healthcare organizations of every size are realizing they can no longer afford to ignore the risks they are exposed to on a daily basis. It’s critical that today’s healthcare organizations protect patient […]

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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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May 20, 2016Published by

Your Company is Under Attack Your company’s networks are being probed, prodded and attacked countless times every day. Unless you’re watching your logs, you’re likely unaware all this activity is taking place. Awareness, being a critical element of an effective defense, is important to cultivate and nurture. The Science Behind the “Pen Test” How do […]

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May 12, 2016Published by

Internet connectivity drives the way today’s businesses operate. From communicating via email, to processing electronic payment transactions, to managing employee payrolls, nearly everything we do touches the Internet in some way. Unfortunately, the same technology that serves as our business backbone also empowers criminal activity.

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May 1, 2016Published by

Is anyone else worried? At a recent security industry event I heard an SVP from Symantec talk about results from their latest study of attack activity. They saw attack volumes drop off significantly on the weekends and holidays, indicating that these attackers are operating as 9-to-5 businesses. What’s more, Symantec found that cyber criminals are […]

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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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April 4, 2016Published by

The healthcare industry has become the focus of intentional, targeted attacks. The healthcare data security threat landscape, once characterized by insider carelessness and petty theft, has turned much darker. Healthcare IT professionals have found it difficult to keep up with the broadening attack vectors. It’s no surprise, given the depth and breadth of the typical […]

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February 26, 2016Published by


Taking care to not disclose patient information is critical to the success of any healthcare organization. In this post and accompanying video clip, I discuss the security issues I commonly run across in the healthcare setting, as well as actionable tips for preventing their occurrence.

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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.

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January 17, 2016Published by

Today’s IT professional is faced with managing a traditional network infrastructure while executing strategies to take advantage of emerging technologies like cloud services, mobile applications and Internet of Things (IoT) components. This evolving, complex, connected environment creates new points of vulnerability, challenging IT leaders to invest in human and technological resources.

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November 9, 2015Published by

Today’s unprecedented breach activity—and the high costs breached companies are paying as a result—are causing executive teams to sit up and take notice. Those responsible for organizational IT are finding themselves under increasing pressure to reinforce and report on a strong security posture to stakeholders.

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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.

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September 28, 2015Published by


Omnipresent data is presenting major challenges for today’s CIOs. The constant evolution of data-driven business practices requires the appropriate checks and balances throughout the entire organization and across every channel.

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