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THE iSECURE STORY THAT ALMOST WASN’T

Andrea Vink – Operations Manager I started working for iSECURE (VocalNet) in January 2010.  At the time, I was hired to do the accounting for the business.  VocalNet offered services such as Dial-Up (yes Dial-Up), internet, web hosting, VOIP etc. At the time we were just getting our feet wet with this thing called Internet Security. …

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HOW ABOUT KIDS THESE DAYS?

Kevin Wilkins – Chief Technology Officer iSECURE was pleased to host a group of High School students from the Edison Career and Technology High School, part of the Rochester City School District.  They were here for a “Job Shadowing Day.”  These students were part of the P-TECH (Pathways to Technology) program, which is a STEM…

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DO UNTO YOUR CUSTOMERS, AS YOU WOULD HAVE DONE UNTO YOU

Donna Smith – Director of Marketing Do Unto Your Customers, As You Would Have Done Unto You One of the best things you can do as a Marketing or Sales person is to put yourself in the prospective buyer’s shoes. However, this is more than just speculating their purchasing habits and what would most quickly…

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I REMEMBER MY FIRST TIME… (MY FIRST MALWARE EXPERIENCE)

Joe Milliken, Sales Manager  I Remember My First Time… (My First Malware Experience) With the recent increase in ransomware attacks, I can’t help but to think back to my first experience with malware, about 15 years ago, with the lovely and talented Anna Kournikova*. I’m a pretty big tennis fan and I had just the…

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ROLL YOUR OWN AV SIGNATURES

Kevin Wilkins CISSP – CTO iSecure LLC Roll Your Own AV Signatures There have been a lot of changes in AV and Host-Based Security in the past few years. It has become clear that there are many more instances of malware produced from day-to-day than legitimate software.  This causes AV signature databases to grow in…

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KEVIN’S BROWSER CACHE AND FTC FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Kevin Wilkins, CTO iSECURE LLC Kevin’s Browser Cache and FTC For the Holidays FTC ruling against Oracle shows why it’s time to dump Java https://www.infoworld.com/article/3017792/security/ftc-ruling-against-oracle-shows-why-its-time-to-dump-java.html I agree and so does the author of this article.  Java is a pain in the butt and nobody should have it on their system.  Unfortunately it is still present…

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EMAIL SECURITY – KNOW YOUR FILE TYPES!

Kevin Wilkins, Chief Technology Officer of iSECURE Email Security – Know Your File Types! OK, so maybe not. One of the oldest tricks in the email-attack handbook is to send an executable file (a program) to an unwitting recipient and disguise it as a benign document.  For example, a hiring manager might be sent “resume.exe”…

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WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY: THERE JUST AREN’T ENOUGH OF US

By Annette Warren, President and CEO of iSECURE There seems to be a great deal of interest in woman-owned businesses, specifically in Cybersecurity.  Certainly, it is an interesting topic for me as the President, CEO and owner of a Cybersecurity company. Most meetings and events that I attend, I look around the room and notice…

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IF THE POTUS CALLS FOR STRONGER AMERICAN CYBERSECURITY, THEN WE MUST…..AND IT MUST BE A PROBLEM

By Felipe Sanchez Following a series of high profile breaches against US computer networks, President Obama called for “much more aggressive efforts to shore up the government’s vulnerable cyber-infrastructure”. Let’s just hope that the same approach is not pursued as the one taken with our internal physical infrastructure. What is positive about the president’s statements…

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IF THE NSA IS READING THIS…

Donna Smith – Director of Marketing A few months ago, iSECURE hosted Cyber Security Strategies Summit in Rome, NY in which Chris Roberts, an esteemed keynote speaker from RSA, BlackHat, etc., was scheduled to speak. As you may know, Roberts had an encounter with the FBI on the way to our conference for tweeting about…

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