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Do You Know Where Your E-Waste Ends Up?

Do You Know Where Your E-Waste Ends Up?

The proper disposal of e-waste is a critical component of any data security strategy. In the past, organizations simply had their server hard drives erased. But think about other places where data is stored in your organization – desktop computers, mobile devices, printers, copiers and various Internet-connected company assets.

The Importance of Employee Training in IT Security

The Importance of Employee Training in IT Security

Protecting your IT environment against cyberattack requires a blend of security tools and constant vigilance. It’s important to note, however, that the best security tools on the market cannot stop every security threat. Every employee in your organization needs to understand the critical role they play in preventing cyberattacks and protecting sensitive data.

WatchGuard acquires Percipient Networks to enhance malware & phishing protection

On January 17, 2018, WatchGuard announced acquisition of Percipient Networks, a developer of simple, affordable, automated security solutions for small and midsize organizations. Percipient Networks’ flagship product, Strongarm, stops phishing and malware attacks by offering an easy to deploy, security focused Domain Name System (DNS) service.

What to Look for in a File Integrity Monitoring Solution

What to Look for in a File Integrity Monitoring Solution

Our last post, discussed the risk posed by data tampering. While data theft gets headlines, data modification is an insidious threat that could cripple a business. File integrity monitoring (FIM) is a security control designed to detect the modification of critical data by regularly comparing files to a known, good baseline.

The Risks of Data Tampering and How to Prevent It

The Risks of Data Tampering and How to Prevent It

Most businesses are aware of the risks associated with data theft or exposure. The recent Equifax breach, which compromised the sensitive information of nearly half the U.S. population, is only the most recent in a series of cybercrimes in which massive amounts of data were exfiltrated.

How Encryption Protects Sensitive Data

How Encryption Protects Sensitive Data

Many people learned about encryption due to the rise of ransomware attacks. Hackers use encryption to effectively “scramble” a user’s files so that they cannot be read without the correct encryption key. The hackers then demand a payment, usually in Bitcoin, in exchange for the key needed to unlock the files.

Verteks Consulting is proud to sponsor FLGISA Winter Conference January 30-Febraury 1, 2018

Verteks Consulting is proud to sponsor FLGISA Winter Conference January 30-Febraury 1, 2018

JOIN US ON JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 1, 2018

The Florida Local Government Information Systems Association invites you to join us for the 2018 Winter Conference at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South on January 30-February 1, 2018. The conference is open to all local government employees and technology professionals that want to learn more about technology.