Archive for 'Services' Category
A new exploit involving Apple’s FaceTime is a reminder that our gadgets can be turned against us… An article review. Our regular readers know that we usually try to avoid reporting on current events, but this latest exploit really caught our attention! In short, it is possible to activate the microphone or camera on an […]
Object Access Limitations. . . While offering some visibility, there are limitations to object access monitoring. If your organization has to comply with industry regulations such as GLBA, HIPAA, or Sarbanes Oxley, you know that maintaining data security and privacy are important, and one of the ways you can accomplish that is with object access […]
Many new firewalls come with Intrusion Prevention Systems, but can’t replace the services of a MSSP. A Jolley | Hadaway Article Many Clients ask a great question related to network monitoring. The question goes like this: Firewalls now come with various services including Intrusion Prevention Systems, (IPS). Why pay a firm like infotex to provide […]
We’ve got a birthday coming up . . . and part of the Wave is Gratitude! Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . BY THE WAY It is occurring to us that coming up on July 24th, 2015, we will be celebrating our 15th […]
An article review. Not If You Use Us… A newly released study highlights the rising costs associated with preventing and responding to malware threats. The study was based on a survey of “630 IT and IT security practitioners in the U.S. who are familiar with their organization’s practices for containing malware infections.” The study is […]
And now let’s pause to reflect upon vendor risk . . . . “20% of our vendors have malware infections” A recent study reminds us to recognize that even if anti-malware is the least of our worries, that doesn’t mean our partners or customers are controlling it. With almost 20% of your customers’ computers infected with malware, according […]
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IT Governance documentation is both extremely important and extremely difficult to create for IT managers, Information Security Officers, and Compliance Officers alike. infotex has been maturing GLBA and HIPAA templates since before the regulations were law. Our first Acceptable Use Policy was written in 1989. Each time we audit a new client, we learn from […]
Three Teams and a SIEM Webinar-Movie You’ve heard it from every MSSP you’ve met: the definition of a SIEM is in the eye of the beholder. But at infotex, we are not talking about the database – an asset whose definition is continuously evolving. We’re talking about the way three teams collaborate in an overall […]
Cookie-cutter approaches do not work in Information Security.