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GDPR May Very Well Impact You – Are You Ready?

Tom Clerici Tom Clerici| May 16, 2018

GDPR takes effect on May 25, 2018.  Fines for non-compliance can go as high as 4% of annual global turnover or $20M, whichever is higher.  The two-year transition period started on April 14,  2016, but like most regulations, it’s been easy to push off until later … well later is now.  With just under two […]

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How to Overcome the Panic Behind Meltdown and Spectre

Tom Clerici Tom Clerici| January 5, 2018

It’s not uncommon for news agencies to sensationalize stories around major cyber security vulnerabilities and potential hacks that could occur. The latest craze is around Meltdown and Spectre.  Heck the names even sound cool and dangerous. The complexities and mystique around what hackers are doing can often times worry those that don’t necessarily have a […]

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5 Steps to Get Your Cyber Security Program on Track in 2018

Tom Clerici Tom Clerici| January 3, 2018

I hear organizations say it every year – “This is the year we’re going to get serious about security.”  They usually mean it, too. Unfortunately, whether it’s due to the day-to-day drudgery of “keeping the lights on” or the pressure to innovate elsewhere in the business, they often fail to execute on those good intentions. […]

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Get Your Data Under Control With Varonis DataAdvantage

Tom Clerici Tom Clerici| November 13, 2017

I spend a lot of time with customers talking about network security, endpoint security, monitoring, and a whole host of other security solutions that are highly technical and point to specific risks. We get so caught up in the technologies that process the data, that we rarely look at the data itself. Specifically, I’m talking about […]

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All CEOs Should Pay Attention to Equifax Firings – They May Be Next

Tom Clerici Tom Clerici| September 19, 2017

Nobody was surprised when it was announced this weekend that the chief information officer and chief security officer were both out at Equifax. We all knew that was going to happen because those two roles always get terminated after a major breach. Clearly, it’s always the CIO and CSO’s fault, right…or is it? I’ve never […]

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What the Equifax Breach Means for the Future of Securing Sensitive Data

Tom Clerici Tom Clerici| September 12, 2017

There’s really no nice way to say it, what happened at Equifax last week was the biggest failure to safeguard public data to date. Yahoo had more records compromised, but those weren’t nearly as sensitive.  Furthermore, Equifax’s response has been characterized by Brian Krebs, a leading security expert, as a “dumpster fire.” Krebs goes on […]

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How This NY Law Could Change the Cyber Security Game

Tom Clerici Tom Clerici| September 1, 2017

On Monday August 28th, the 180-day transitional period for compliance with the New York Department of Financial Services Cyber Security Law came to an end. This means that covered entities are now required to be in compliance with elements of the law unless otherwise specified. The date is significant because companies affected by the law […]

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What the Feds' Healthcare Security Moves Mean For the Rest of Us

Tom Clerici Tom Clerici| July 21, 2017

The healthcare industry is under cyber assault.  Few industries have been impacted by recent security incidents quite like healthcare companies.  In May, WannaCry shut down emergency rooms and other medical services for 16 National Health System facilities in the U.K.  Last month, the drug manufacturer Merck experienced a ransomware attack that affected all of their offices […]

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Petya, WannaCry Defense Should Be Easy – Here’s Why

Tom Clerici Tom Clerici| June 29, 2017

The dust hasn’t even settled on WannaCry and yet there’s already a new global ransomware epidemic making headlines. Just last week, Australian police discovered WannaCry, the malware strain that dominated tech coverage back in May, in some of their traffic cameras. This WannaCry aftershock was upstaged this week, however, by Petya (also known by several […]

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Is Your Security Team Staffed With “A” Players?

Tom Clerici Tom Clerici| June 14, 2017

I really hate going to the dentist.  It’s the worst.  I have to schedule time out of my week, sit endlessly in the waiting room (in reality it’s five minutes, but it feels like forever), and then the real pain begins when I start getting poked and prodded.  Overall, it’s awful, and for that reason […]

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