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Posts Tagged: Vulnerability Management



December 12, 2017Published by

Penetration tests have always had a higher price tag, but their overall cost to you is about to increase in 2018. Here’s what’s changing and how you can keep these costs contained in 2018 and beyond.

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October 30, 2017Published by

On October 5th, 1953, the New York Yankees became the only team in baseball history to win five championships in a row. Today I’m pleased to tell you that ControlScan has passed the PCI Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) revalidation test, also for the fifth consecutive year!This was no easy feat. Read on to learn how we did it.

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August 28, 2017Published by

These days many organizations do not feel confident about their ability prevent a data breach, mainly because they feel they can’t trust the humans working for them. And for good reason! Cyber criminals continue to exploit the human element, which was blamed for over 400 reported data breaches and 7.6 million+ compromised records in 2016.Regardless of whether the employee is knowingly part of a malicious effort, or is inadvertently involved in allowing an intrusion or other form of unintended disclosure, a breach of valuable data is not what you want to have happen. Therefore, you must minimize the human impact.

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March 17, 2017Published by

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains an online database that HIT cybersecurity pros refer to as the “HHS Wall of Shame.” It’s an exhaustive listing of all healthcare data breaches resulting in the loss of 500 or more PHI records. No one wants to end up there, but the fact is, 318 healthcare organizations were listed on the HHS Wall of Shame in 2016. Altogether, these breaches were responsible for the loss of more than 16 million records.Understanding the security gaps that could put your organization on the Wall of Shame starts with conducting a proper risk assessment on a regular basis. In my experience, however, most organizations don’t ever get started. Read on to learn about the four common HIT cybersecurity gaps that can put you on the Wall of Shame, and how to close them.

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January 13, 2017Published by

It’s Friday the 13th and there’s a “fear factor” in health IT. If you don’t know where your HIT organization’s security and compliance weaknesses lie you’re likely feeling that fear—today and every day.But don’t try to fight off cyber criminals with monster spray! Read this blog post and learn how to arm your organization appropriately.

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October 7, 2016Published by

One of the easiest ways you can protect business accounts from unauthorized use is to incorporate multi-factor authentication, or MFA. But how do you use it in a way that has a meaningful impact on your organization’s security risk reduction efforts?

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June 13, 2016Published by


What’s Your Data Security Approach? Growth and change is inherent to any healthy organization, but that positive change can have a negative impact on the security of your organization’s data. Have you considered what it really takes for your organization to be secure? If not, it’s probably time to ask some hard questions, the first […]

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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 2, 2016Published by

Split Decisions Cost Big Bucks One of the worst things that can happen to a convenience store manager is their cooler shutting down without their knowledge. Beer gets warm and food spoils, translating into hundreds of dollars lost. But what’s worse than a cooler shutting down? A firewall “shutdown.” Let’s assume a third party comes […]

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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 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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