Author Archive | Eric Cole

CIO vs CSO: Allies or Enemies

Whenever a breach occurs it reveals weaknesses in how an organization approached security.  Compromises are a great way to reveal the hidden sins organizations are committing.  In the case of the Target breach, it is a gift that keeps on giving.  While the initial breach report came out in December, it seems every week there […]

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Defending Against the APT

Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Introduction APT, formerly known as the Advanced Persistent Threat, is the buzz word that everyone is using. Companies are concerned about it, the government is being compromised by it and consultants are using it in every presentation they give.   One of the main reasons organizations are broken into today is because […]

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Companies are Really Using Intrusion Prevention Systems

With cloud sharing gaining great popularity the need for the use of an intrusion prevention system is increasing. Many companies especially those involved in e-commerce are working hard to ensure their customers’ privacy. Because technology is changing so much, so quickly companies large and small are taking cautionary measures. Intrusion prevention systems are very helpful […]

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Companies are Really Using Intrusion Prevention Systems

With cloud sharing gaining great popularity the need for the use of an intrusion prevention system is increasing. Many companies especially those involved in e-commerce are working hard to ensure their customers’ privacy. Because technology is changing so much, so quickly companies large and small are taking cautionary measures. Intrusion prevention systems are very helpful […]

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Security Experts, Are We Missing the Point?

Recently, between citizens and security experts, there has been a lot of talk about nuclear weapons, terrorism and peace treaties. At the end of the day, the question remains how do we protect a country and its citizens from attack? If that is really the purpose of the summits, the meetings and Washington, why isn’t […]

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Tips for Small Businesses from a Cyber Security Expert

The Internet offers small businesses a competitive advantage in a tough market thanks to the exposure they receive online. However, while they can compete with larger businesses online in terms of marketing and visibility, their IT budgets and security efforts simply can’t keep up. Cybercriminals realize that small businesses are easy targets because they are […]

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Security Expert Advice: Choosing Strong Passwords

So far, 2011 has been a big year for cyber-attacks. American businesses and the United States government were the targets of hackers who stole credit card information, took down websites, and deleted military files. These attacks sent companies and government agencies scrambling to explain how their data was stolen, compromised, or lost. It also forced […]

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Tips for Small Businesses from a Cyber Security Expert

The Internet offers small businesses a competitive advantage in a tough market thanks to the exposure they receive online. However, while they can compete with larger businesses online in terms of marketing and visibility, their IT budgets and security efforts simply can’t keep up. Cybercriminals realize that small businesses are easy targets because they are […]

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Cyber Security Is A Critical Element In The Modern Business World

In today’s business world, nearly everyone is connected to the internet in some way, shape or form.  It’s virtually unavoidable.  Businesses conduct majority of their operations online and through electronic mediums. Whether you walk into a store and make a purchase with a credit card or decide to engage in an online transaction between two […]

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