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The DarkSide of IT

May 19, 2021

On Friday evening, I read the report that DarkSide threat group posted on their site they would be shutting down operations. This was in response to the political pressure placed…

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How Do These Breaches Keep Happening?

May 12, 2021

As someone who works in the cybersecurity industry and is a neighbor to the current headline news, I’ve had questions from customers, friends and coworkers on the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack.…

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Small School District $2.3 Million Poorer Because of Phishing

June 3, 2020

Using an “email scam,” hackers were able to steal $2.3 million from the Manor Independent School District in Texas. The theft was discovered in December, by a district employee who…

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Why do they want my username and password?

May 27, 2020

So what’s the big deal. It’s just a username and password after all, and believe me there is nothing in my email that anyone would be interested in. Surprise, it’s…

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How much priority can an MSP give your backups?

October 4, 2019

We love managed service providers (MSPs). They fill a huge void for companies with limited IT resources. But at what point does the MSP start having limited resources too? MSPs,…

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The Decision To Do Nothing

January 31, 2019

So, I read a post on social media where a gentleman was asking if there was a risk management document out there that could be submitted to application owners, business…

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If You’re Not 100 Percent Certain

September 4, 2018

Being born and raised in the south (like me), at some point in your life you’ve most likely attended a church where at the end of the service (when you’re…

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Risk – Workplace Injury Or Ransomware Hit?

December 14, 2017

When you hear the words “Risk Management” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re like many business owners the first thing that comes to mind is workers’…

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The Cost To Protect Your Data- My 8 Cents Worth

November 13, 2017

We’ve all heard the phrase, “time is money”. Last week I had the opportunity to witness a great example of “time is money”. We’ll rewind for a few seconds to…

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RFP? Look At The Vendor Who Says “No”

November 13, 2017

Recently, I’ve received several government RFP’s that as written, could put the agency requesting the proposal and the vendor both at risk. Now, I made the decision a long time…

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