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A fun infographic from Siemens about Cyber Security in the Industrial Sector

Kevin Wilkins CISSP – Chief Technology Officer I ran into this one while reading the daily rags. http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/brand-connect/siemens/cyber-defense/#/ They mention security fundamentals and a security standard (ISA/IEC-62443, formerly ISA-99) targeted to Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS)/SCADA. They also mentioned a watering hole attack where equipment vendor websites are hacked then seeded it with malware. …

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The REAL Reason Hackers Want to Stop the Hoodie Stereotype!

Donna Smith – Director of Marketing Sorry to say, if you missed out on attending our 2017 WNY Cyber Security Conference & Westchester NY Cyber Security Conference last month, you missed a lot! We had some of our BEST speakers yet, discussing some of today’s (and tomorrow’s) hottest security topics including IoT, grinding, train hacking,…

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SEND THE ELEVATOR BACK DOWN!

Annette Warren – President/CEO I don’t know if you feel like this but, 2017 is flying by! I can’t believe it’s already August and back to school is just around the corner. As time marches on, I always talk about my daughters because I’m so proud of their journeys. The three of them are such…

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Virus Total – A watering hole of proprietary information

Kevin Wilkins CISSP – Chief Technology Officer Gizmodo reports that a security researcher called DirectDefense discovered sensitive information uploaded to VirusTotal by Carbon Black endpoint agents. http://gizmodo.com/top-security-firm-may-be-leaking-terabytes-of-confident-1797667775 So, Carbon Black does cloud-based scanning.  Lots of security tools do this.  But what happens to that data to keep it private in the cloud?  In this case…

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Ransomware – still talk of the town?

Kevin Wilkins CISSP – Chief Technology Officer Ransomware attacks are still talk of the town – and with good reason.  They’re disruptive, destructive, expensive, and embarrassing.  An attack against a vulnerable organization can bring that company to its knees. The low-hanging fruit of file shares are first to go, and if the malware has worm…

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iSECURE Welcomes Michael Schade to the Team!

My name is Michael Schade and I am currently a 3rd, almost 4th year, Computing Security student at Rochester Institute of Technology. Being from Long Island, distance did not stop me from following my passion of technology and going to a school that would give the me opportunities of a lifetime. The experiences that I’ve…

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Calling All Cyber Security Superheroes…

Donna Smith – Director of Marketing Monday night, 22 innocent people, including children, were victim to a suicide bomber in Manchester. Social media posts quickly turned from the ongoing #wannacry articles, to people showing their condolences to the families of the victims. One post, from a well-known “hacker”-friend of mine caught my eye: Didn’t take…

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3 Things I Learned from iSECURE’ s “March Brewery Madness” Tour

Joe Milliken – Regional Sales Manager   Being a huge college hoops fan, March Madness is unquestionably my favorite time of year.   To tip the season off this year, iSECURE had a roadshow of events, and our marketing gurus (Donna Smith and Marc Johnson) did an amazing job with these! A lot of events…

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Why We Don’t Need to Talk About Target Anymore

Kevin Wilkins – Chief Technology Officer   Greetings:   Us folks in Cybersecurity have been using the Target breach as our kicking toy for years.  The weaknesses in so many defensive layers could contribute to entire books on the topic.   But now there is something much more epic to talk about – and I…

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