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Security and Cloud Storage Recent news stories about cloud computing solutions have highlighted its role data leaks. Organizations that have suffered from leaks range from the Republican National Committee to Verizon, and more recently Dow Jones Publications (the parent company of The Wall Street Journal). Events like these cause some to question the security of...
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Malware and Malicious Hackers are critical threats that require different, but often complimentary, means of defense. To effectively defend against these two types of attacks one must first understand what they are and why they exist.  It will become clear that despite the relative simplicity of defending against malicious hackers, they pose the most current...
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Security Vitals joins Duo Security MSP program to offer two-factor authentication to customers Pontiac, Mich. — Duo Security and Security Vitals have joined to provide Duo’s two-factor authentication (2FA) technology to current and future Security Vitals customers, making implementation and use of 2FA easier for IT administrators and end-users alike. As a significant step in...
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Register for Our Free Webinar Pontiac, MI – Security Vitals will host a free educational webinar to take viewers through a 7-step process on how to achieve NIST 800-171 Compliance by the Dec. 31, 2017 deadline. CEO, Robb Cote, will present these steps June 27 at 10 a.m. EST. Because NIST 800-171 demands specialized resources...
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Who Needs a Risk Framework? Ever try to take a long trip without a GPS or old school roadmap?   Think about the prospect of travelling cross country with no reference for direction…reacting to every stretch of highway and turn in the road.   Believe it or not, this is how some organizations manage information security.    Effectively...
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Pontiac, Michigan – Security Vitals, a Michigan-based, cyber security services firm, announces the release of the Compliance as a Service (CaaS) offering to help manufactures retain their government contracts by complying with the looming NIST 800-171 cyber security standard. NIST 800-171 is a collection of technical and process controls designed to protect Department of Defense...
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Is there true accountability for technology investments? Consider past investments for InfoSec as another possible cause for waning support.  Over the past 5 years, the InfoSec industry has been flush with security technology spending driven a crowded product marketplace.  While most technologies are built on sound principles for reducing risk, they require process definition and...
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As a consulting firm that works with Information Security (InfoSec) leaders at a variety of organizations, there is a disturbing trend that has evolved in the past year.   Many of them are looking for new jobs (at other companies) or considering leaving the profession altogether.  In a field that is already short on good talent…why...
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The old saying is something like this: Passwords are like underwear. You should change them often, you shouldn’t share them and they should be mysterious. In other words, your password should be a total mystery to everyone else. With more and more of your daily activities being transitioned to the internet, your password is just...
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Use Secure Connections/VPN When offered a choice between connecting to an unsecured network vs. a secured network, always choose the latter.  The ease of connecting to an unsecured network is enticing at times, but logging in with credentials always pays off.  If no secured network is available, use a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, to...
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