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Four Tips to Stay Cyber Secure This Holiday Season

Posted on 11/29/2018 11:17:54 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

From Black Friday through Christmas, the holiday season is a busy time for most businesses. Even though this time of year can be extremely busy for employees, it’s important that your organiz…

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GDPR Regulations: Are You Compliant?

Posted on 10/30/2018 8:22:12 AM by Judi Grassi

Category: Security & Compliance , Healthcare IT

As of May 25, 2018, GDPR regulations are in effect and enforceable. Since then, any organization working with data of individuals residing in the European Union (EU) will need to be GDPR compliant.…

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Top Five Steps to Stay Secure for Healthcare Organizations

Posted on 10/8/2018 8:37:37 AM by Judi Grassi

Category: Healthcare IT , Security & Compliance

It's time for organizations to begin taking proactive steps (if you haven’t already) to make sure your business is able to defend against cybersecurity attacks. The world continues to get mor…

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Winxnet University – Cyber Security and Social Engineering

Posted on 9/26/2018 10:43:06 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at on the topic of Cyber Security and Social Engineering as part of our Winxnet University educational lunch and learn series. Winxnet University events ar…

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Cyber Security Best Practices Financial Institutions Should Follow

Posted on 9/18/2018 1:28:05 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Cyber security attacks have unfortunately become inevitable in today’s world, particularly in the financial industry. Financial institutions, such as wealth management firms, investment broke…

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How to Recover from a Cyber Security Breach

Posted on 7/12/2018 3:08:16 PM by Judi Grassi

Category: Security & Compliance

Cyber security attacks have unfortunately become a reality in the business world so there is no excuse for being unprepared for these types of attacks. For those who aren’t as familiar with c…

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Cyber Security: Problem in Chair, Not in Computer

Posted on 6/27/2018 9:26:43 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

At the beginning of June, I had the pleasure of speaking alongside our CEO Chris Claudio to the Long-Term Care Finance Association (LTCFA) community on different technology topics for senior living…

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Cyber Group Targets Home and Office Routers and Networked Devices Worldwide

Posted on 6/1/2018 2:14:57 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Last week, the Justice Department announced that

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GDPR Regulations and What It Means for Cybersecurity

Posted on 5/25/2018 10:31:45 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

In a previous post, our Security and Compliance Office Judi Grassi explained the . As of May 25, 2018,…

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Why Multi-Factor Authentication is Important for You and Your Business

Posted on 2/15/2018 9:54:14 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

At the end of December, I wrote a blog post about the .  The security industry …

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A Business Leader’s Guide to Security Vulnerabilities

Posted on 1/12/2018 10:02:00 AM by Chris Claudio

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing , Security & Compliance

While it’s normal for our staff to constantly discuss the newest technical stories, I suspect that the talk around your office to start 2018 has also been technical in nature, namely the newe…

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Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities: What We Know Now

Posted on 1/5/2018 3:26:59 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Earlier this week, that a critical Intel hardware design flaw…

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How Strong Is Your Password?

Posted on 12/22/2017 8:41:07 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

The security industry has been harping on the strength of user  forever. How many times have you tried to set a…

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Holiday Cybersecurity: How to Stay Secure Through the Season

Posted on 12/15/2017 2:35:14 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

During the holiday season, more employees work remotely and shop online. Historically, organizations in various industries have seen spikes in cybersecurity attacks during November and December. Th…

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Winxnet University – Security Awareness Training

Posted on 11/15/2017 1:53:31 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Earlier this fall, we started Winxnet University, an educational lunch and learn series designed to educate our customers on a variety of different IT matters. As part of this series, I conducted a…

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Social Engineering – When Nice Can Be Naughty

Posted on 11/3/2017 12:43:54 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Gifford School in Weston, Massachusetts on the topic of ‘Social Engineering.’ The

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KRACK Wi-Fi Vulnerability

Posted on 10/17/2017 8:45:27 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Yesterday morning, news sites broke out stories about the new vulnerability affecting…

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CCleaner Malware Attack

Posted on 10/4/2017 2:31:43 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

A popular tool for cleaning your PC, , was hacked to distribute malware directly to its users.

The app is designed to …

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Is My Organization Safe?

Posted on 9/27/2017 1:55:31 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

In the wake of recent cyber security attacks, such as the Equifax breach, the ransomware attack, the …

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BlueBorne – A New Type of Malware

Posted on 9/18/2017 2:16:19 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

A new malware attack, dubbed , is spreading and could potentially expose millions to devices of remote attack. BlueBorne is a…

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Defray – New Ransomware Attack Targeting Healthcare and Education Industries

Posted on 9/15/2017 12:13:04 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Recently, an emerging ransomware attack called “Defray” was discovered, targeting healthcare and education industries.

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Patch Released for Apache Struts Bug

Posted on 9/6/2017 1:35:22 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

The Apache Struts Software Foundation has released an update to its open-source web application framework to fix a critical remote code execution vulnerability that allows attackers to seize contro…

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Cisco Midyear Cybersecurity Report and What It Means

Posted on 8/7/2017 1:45:32 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

The , released in July, uncovers the…

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The Major Security Gaps Businesses Face

Posted on 7/19/2017 1:31:21 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

In the wake of the recent global ransomware attacks, and…

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How Winxnet Uses IT Security to Keep Your Network Safe

Posted on 6/1/2017 10:16:18 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Over the past several years in our security posts we have been showing you ways to keep you, your data, and your enterprise 

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Ransomware Update from the Healthcare IT Team

Posted on 5/17/2017 8:47:59 AM by Judi Grassi

Category: Healthcare IT , Security & Compliance

As a healthcare administrator or worker, you likely have “…

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Winxnet Security Team Review: WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Posted on 5/15/2017 8:49:19 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Well before Friday’s news of the , my team has been keeping a watch…

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Google Doc Email Phishing Scam

Posted on 5/12/2017 10:54:35 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Last week, a dangerous email  made the rounds at multiple organizations that use Google for email as well a…

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Steps to Prevent Spear Phishing Attacks

Posted on 4/26/2017 2:41:23 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Over the past few weeks, Winxnet Security experts noticed a rise in spear phishing attacks. is a method hackers use…

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Ransomware: Steps to Help Prevent a Malicious Attack

Posted on 4/11/2017 9:09:26 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Winxnet security specialists have recently noticed an alarming increase in the number of reported. Ransomware is a particu…

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Top Ways To Keep Your Email Secure

Posted on 4/6/2017 9:11:30 AM by Judi Grassi

Category: Security & Compliance

Recently an was published in …

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Two Russian Spies Charged for Massive Yahoo Breach

Posted on 3/23/2017 8:51:58 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

In late 2016, I wrote a brief post about how . Last December Yahoo revealed that it suff…

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SMB Vulnerability Best Practices

Posted on 3/6/2017 8:47:31 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

In response to public reporting of a potential Server Message Block (SMB) vulnerability last month, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is recommending that organizations …

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Is Your Business Physically Secure?

Posted on 2/10/2017 9:08:05 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Recently, you’ve heard me talk a lot about and how to protect yourselves from becoming victims of attack. For t…

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Tips for Staying Cyber Secure in 2017

Posted on 1/25/2017 9:53:48 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

When January approaches, everyone begins thinking about getting fit, saving more money, spending more time with family and a laundry list of other New Year’s resolutions. The world continues …

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Don't Forget! Lock Your Computer

Posted on 1/17/2017 11:59:06 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

When it comes to security, there are a lot of that can help keep your or…

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2016 Privacy and Security Forum Boston

Posted on 1/4/2017 3:45:50 PM by Judi Grassi

Category: Healthcare IT , Security & Compliance

At the beginning of December, the Privacy & Security Forum conducted an event to bring together senior healthcare IT professionals and subject-area experts to discuss cybersecurity and protecti…

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Yahoo Confirms 1 Billion User Accounts Were Hacked

Posted on 12/19/2016 9:43:06 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

On Wednesday, December 14th Yahoo Inc. revealed that it suffered a security breach back in 2013 that compromised more than …

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Winxnet Received Favorable SOC 1 Audit

Posted on 11/28/2016 1:45:22 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Recently, Winxnet has successfully completed its second

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How to Avoid Being a Victim of Cyber Security Attacks

Posted on 11/14/2016 9:45:59 AM by Chris Claudio

Category: Security & Compliance

At the end of October, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 2016 Provider’s Council Annual Tradeshow & Expo at the Marriott Copley Place hotel in Boston. This was my first time at the Pr…

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Preparing for Cyber Attacks on Election Day

Posted on 11/7/2016 2:58:36 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Concerns about the possible hacking of the polling equipment for tomorrow’s Election Day are growing. While many states have been preparing for other types of voter disruptions, such as hurri…

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The Rise of the DDoS

Posted on 10/26/2016 10:29:00 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

On Friday, hackers attacked key internet sites and

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IT Security Skill Shortage on the Rise

Posted on 9/27/2016 2:16:04 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

During my two-decade long career in information security, I witnessed IT go from a virtually non-existent niche to a relatively mature field.  Unfortunately, the main driving factor behind thi…

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A New Type of Spear Phishing Attack

Posted on 9/13/2016 1:35:10 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

At the beginning of this year, Proofpoint researchers identified a new form of social media-based phishing attack, called angler phishing.

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Common Types of Cyber Security Attacks

Posted on 9/7/2016 9:47:42 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Lately, I’ve noticed an alarming increase in the frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks, most notably spear phishing. This increased effort and sophistication of this type of attack is …

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Best Practices for Creating & Managing Passwords

Posted on 8/29/2016 10:34:32 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Proper use of passwords is one of the critical steps to take to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime. 

There are really three basic rules to follow to protect your date:

  • U…

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What is the EMV Chip Card Technology?

Posted on 8/3/2016 10:13:04 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

In the last year, many U.S. banks have replaced or are in the process of replacing millions of old magnetic strip credit and debit cards with new cards equipped with computer chips that store accou…

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Symantec Vulnerability

Posted on 7/28/2016 1:55:25 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

At the end of June, the discovered a major vulner…

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Managed Security Services – A Maine Business Perspective

Posted on 6/21/2016 9:20:48 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

At the beginning of June, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 2016 MTUG IT Summit and Tradeshow about ‘Managed Security Services – A Maine Business Perspective’. I spoke alongsi…

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Cyber Security Controls for Nonprofits

Posted on 5/24/2016 9:12:08 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

I recently had the pleasure of speaking on the topic of ‘Cyber Security for Nonprofits’ as part of the

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Creating a Culture of Security

Posted on 5/11/2016 8:55:08 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Recently, I had the pleasure of the speaking at the 2016 Conference at the Augusta Civic Center on the subject of ‘Buildin…

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The Dangers of File Sharing

Posted on 5/3/2016 8:49:21 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

File sharing applications such as DropBox, Google Docs, Smartsheet, and OneDrive are being used more frequently in today’s working world. These file sharing applications are designed to make …

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Human Resources Spear Phishing Attacks

Posted on 3/10/2016 1:40:57 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Over the past several days, Winxnet Security experts noticed a new type of a spear phishing attack, …

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The DROWN Attack

Posted on 3/10/2016 9:59:16 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

The new SSL vulnerability, dubbed DROWN as if to promote the hype, is gaining attention as if the sky is falling. I wanted to take a moment to make sure you understand its potential impact on your …

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How to Control Cyber Security Threats on a Budget

Posted on 2/9/2016 7:24:27 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking at Gifford School in Weston, Massachusetts to talk about ‘Cyber Risk Security’. The

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Warning: Spear Phishing on the Rise

Posted on 1/8/2016 9:07:22 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

specialists have recently noticed an alarming increase in the frequency and sophistication of spear phishing attacks. In these at…

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Security Awareness for Maine Businesses – The Highlights

Posted on 11/23/2015 10:42:34 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Jeremy Clough, the Vice President, Information Security Officer at Gorham Savings Bank and Randy Porter, IT Director with Alexander & Schmidt at a&n…

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Adobe Zero Day and Third Party Software

Posted on 7/28/2015 10:55:27 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

This month, a new zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player was discovered via a cyberattack against the hackers-for-hire firm Hacking Team. A large amount of internal information that was leake…

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The Transformation of IT Management and Delivery: Part Two

Posted on 6/23/2015 2:44:03 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance , Managed Services & Outsourcing

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Claudio, CEO of Winxnet and Dan McCormack, CEO of InterMed to IT executives and professionals at the annual MTUG IT Summit and Tradeshow on the to…

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The Rise of Ransomware: 3 Key Points

Posted on 4/13/2015 2:46:30 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

There was more this …

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3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Managed Security

Posted on 3/11/2015 12:10:49 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

You have no doubt heard me rant and rave about , the changing threats business…

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Winxnet IT Security Alert: Superfish Information

Posted on 2/20/2015 10:13:15 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

As the news about Lenovo spyware ‘’ is gaining momentum in the media, Winxnet Security …

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Four steps you should expect from your ‘Security Health Check’

Posted on 1/5/2015 11:49:23 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

2014 was in busines…

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Out-Running Your Friend: Five Basics of Cyber Security

Posted on 11/24/2014 1:24:39 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

As a part of Winxnet’s ongoing Technology Series at the , I recently had the pleasure of spea…

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Security Bulletin: Bash Bug Vulnerability

Posted on 9/26/2014 9:57:28 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

As the “Shellshock” vulnerability gains more attention in the media and security industry, The Winxnet Security Team wants to help you gain a better understanding of this issue and, per…

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Information Security on a Budget: 5 Ways to Help Save Money

Posted on 8/26/2014 8:00:00 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

In part one of my post, I listed three ways that you can begin to create your own Information Securit…

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Security on a Budget, Part One

Posted on 7/25/2014 10:43:44 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

In my 17 year career in Information Security, I have worked with businesses of all sizes and in many industries. One of the most common (and incorrect) schools of thought amongst small to mid-sized…

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Information Security 101: Has Your Organization Taken These Basic Steps?

Posted on 6/23/2014 2:24:54 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Remember when information security was a boring topic that no one cared about except for a few back office IT guys?  No mainstream media outlets were interested in stories about it and consume…

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The Password that Could be Your Organization's Achilles Heel

Posted on 5/28/2014 10:50:02 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

If we told you that a single password is all that stands between hackers and the entire Internet security of your organization, you might think that we are exaggerating and even full of it.  O…

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Security Bulletin: eBay Customer Information Breach

Posted on 5/21/2014 1:13:49 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

What is it?

On May 21, 2014, eBay revealed a security breach. The company’s database containing customer names, account passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers …

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Security Bulletin: Microsoft Internet Explorer Zero-Day Vulnerability

Posted on 5/1/2014 12:08:02 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

What is it?

A critical vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) may allow  attackers to execute code on a computer if the user visits a malicious web site.

Who is imp…

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Security Bulletin: "Heartbleed" bug - what you need to know

Posted on 4/9/2014 5:11:46 PM by Jason Lenardson

Category: Security & Compliance

As the new SSL vulnerability ("Heartbleed" bug) gains nationwide news coverage, you are probably concerned about the impact it could have on your organization.

SSL is a protocol that provide…

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What is Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) And Why Do I Need It?

Posted on 2/25/2014 2:18:55 PM by Jason Lenardson

Category: Security & Compliance

Are you tasked with improving the security and compliance at your organization?  The learning curve can be daunting.  There is an alphabet soup of technologies out there and many pitfalls…

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5 sensible things you can do to ensure your IT is secure (and HIPAA compliant)

Posted on 10/26/2013 4:47:07 PM by Jason Lenardson

Category: Security & Compliance , Healthcare IT

As a HIPAA Security & Compliance specialist, I have seen that a large number of practices are still unsure about how to address the basics of security. Regardless of your point of view about th…

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