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Surviving the Economic Typhoon

How large companies can do their part for small businesses In stormy seas, it’s better to be on a capital ship than a smaller one. For those familiar with Naval History, Typhoon Cobra, did significant damage to the US Fleet in December 1944. The smaller escort destroyers, without sufficient fuel reserves to use as ballast [...]

By |2020-03-22T14:21:49+00:00March 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Surviving the Economic Typhoon

Why Layer 8 Security Became HITRUST Assessors

  For years we were asked if we could provide a 'seal of approval' or a 'certified by…' graphic for our clients. We always ensured that our clients were adhering to their necessary standards, but a seal of approval, or a certification, or a one-size-fits-all framework just wasn’t available. The approach used in the HITRUST [...]

By |2020-04-06T14:50:33+00:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Why Layer 8 Security Became HITRUST Assessors

Cyber Considerations For Your COVID-19 Planning

Cyber Considerations For Your COVID-19 Planning Managing Remote Workers, Thinking of Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and More For the first time in a long time companies need to manage the extremely disruptive effects of a novel virus. In response, businesses are changing the way they operate to limit the risks to employees and customers. To [...]

By |2020-03-12T19:00:04+00:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Cyber Considerations For Your COVID-19 Planning

Leadership Musings by JPL #3

One of the most rewarding things we as leaders get to do is see our teammates succeed and receive promotions. Regardless of occupation (military or otherwise) seeing our colleagues grow in their careers is very fulfilling. I was honored on Sunday to attend the promotion ceremony of Major Samuel (Sam) Nop, Pennsylvania Air National Guard. [...]

By |2020-03-11T02:05:32+00:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Leadership Musings by JPL #3

The Answer to Your Data Risk Management and Compliance Dilemma

Written by Mariano Mattei and Sanya Dayo -- Is your company undergoing a digital transformation? Look around your industry. Most likely your competitors are in a mad dash to gather and use data more effectively, to enter new markets and/or to surpass their competition. This ever-growing body of data offers organizations great power, and with [...]

By |2020-04-01T21:08:01+00:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on The Answer to Your Data Risk Management and Compliance Dilemma

The Trend from 2019 You Didn’t Expect

Biggest trend in 2019 - Executives let their IT departments determine the risk level of the entire company. What actually happened in 2019? Increase in Ransomware Increase in Business Email Compromise Increase in compliance driven by clients Increase in compliance driven by EU and (incoming… California) What should you be doing in 2020? Avoiding phishing [...]

By |2020-01-21T14:13:04+00:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Trend from 2019 You Didn’t Expect

Nation-State Activity – Attack on Iran and What You Should Know

This week, the US carried out an airstrike against an Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani. Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned that "harsh retaliation is waiting" for the US after the airstrike. Khamenei declared three days of public mourning and appointed Soleimani's deputy to replace him. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the killing a "heinous [...]

By |2020-01-05T17:04:47+00:00January 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Nation-State Activity – Attack on Iran and What You Should Know

Data Privacy Law Makes Landfall in California

An unstoppable force has crossed the Atlantic and landed on our shores. Now, the eye of the storm is in California, and the rest of the country will feel its impact. Data Privacy, a significant idea that has long demanded attention, was codified and implemented by the European Union in 2018 as the General Data [...]

By |2019-12-20T21:26:27+00:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Data Privacy Law Makes Landfall in California

Leadership Musings by JPL #2

The human condition is to make mistakes and learn from them. The ability to improve is what sets apart the winners from the mediocre. It's not all about talent. It's about dependability, consistency, and being able to improve. If you work hard and you're coachable, and you understand what you need to do, you can [...]

By |2019-11-25T13:11:19+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Leadership Musings by JPL #2

Cybersecurity and GI Joe

I recently read an article by Forbes' Serenity Gibbons that I found was spot on. I particularly love her analogy about race car brakes and speed. "A good way to think about cybersecurty is to compare it to the brakes on a race car. It's the brakes that truly make the speed possible. Without them, [...]

By |2019-11-19T16:39:05+00:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Cybersecurity and GI Joe