Creating a Culture of IT Security

For the last 4 years, I have been an outspoken advocate for the implementation of, what I consider to be basic, security controls. I have preached the gospel of NIST and CIS frameworks to anyone that would listen, expounding the benefits of limiting administrator access, least privileged user, and password [...]

A New Variant of Crypto-Ransomware Hits the Globe

Have you heard the news? On Friday, May 12th, a new variant of Crypto-Ransomware (WannaCry) was released worldwide causing major disruptions at hospitals, private and public institutions, and has since garnered major media attention. This attack was detrimental to companies of all sizes all over the world. Cyber security is [...]

Microsoft and Facebook Take Measures Combat Cyber Threats

Why are major companies investing so heavily in Cybersecurity?  Mike and Amy discuss the new plans Microsoft and Facebook have made in this segment of the BLIT. Learn more about what your business should be doing regarding two-factor authentication and security in the Cloud. The number of attempted cyber attacks [...]

Chat Encryption Services, Apple Sales, and Music Streaming Wars

Tech Run Down: Apple raised some hype by stating that they were going to be on pace to have a record opening weekend for iPhone 6s sales. However, analyst Gene Munster stated that Apple's positivity is more about production than demand. Apple realizes that demand is high enough [...]

“Password1” Is Most Common – Trustwave Security Report

Trustwave  just released their 2015 Global Security Report, a comprehensive look at worldwide Internet security. A few key findings from their security testing: - 98% of applications tested were vulnerable - 20: Median number of vulnerabilities per application - 95% of mobile applications were vulnerable - 6.5: Median number of vulnerabilities [...]